History of Ecosse Films

Ecosse Films is a multi award-winning production company, specialising in high-quality drama for film and television, producing 14 films and over 300 hours of network television for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Showtime, Starz Channel and WGBH.

Ecosse has achieved international success with several films; including Charlotte Gray starring Cate Blanchett; Becoming Jane starring Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy; Brideshead Revisited starring Emma Thompson and Michael Gambon; and the global family hit The Water Horse.

Ecosse also produced the hugely successful film Mrs Brown, starring Judi Dench and Billy Connolly, which won a Golden Globe, several BAFTAS and two Oscar nominations.

More recently produced titles include the BAFTA nominated film Nowhere Boy, a teenage biopic of John Lennon directed by Sam Taylor-Wood starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne Marie Duff and Aaron Johnson; a romantic comedy The Decoy Bride starring David Tennant, Kelly Macdonald and Alice Eve; action horror Black Death starring Sean Bean and Eddie Redmayne; and Andrea Arnold's adaptation of Emily Brontë's classic novel Wuthering Heights.

Ecosse has produced numerous TV series including BBC1's acclaimed long-running drama Monarch of the Glen (72 hours) and the BBC1 hit series Mistresses, which has been revamped and co-produced by Ecosse as a series for the American network ABC.

For Sky Atlantic HD, Ecosse produced the thrilling drama series Fleming, featuring Dominic Cooper as Bond creator Ian Fleming, with a supporting cast including Lara Pulver, Annabelle Wallis, Lesley Manville, Anna Chancellor, Samuel West and Rupert Evans.

For ITV, Ecosse produced The Great Fire written by political editor Tom Bradby. The scale and ambition of the drama was immense as the story followed the lives and loves of both historical and fictional characters in a world where, on the surface, the rich have everything and the poor have nothing. 

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