Jane Frazer Coproducer
Jane Frazer has been co-producer on several movies for Focus Features, including Joe Wright’s multi-award-winning Atonement and Pride & Prejudice, both Working Title Films productions starring Keira Knightley; Bharat Nalluri’s Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, starring Frances McDormand and Amy Adams; and Mira Nair’s Vanity Fair, starring Reese Witherspoon. She recently reteamed with Focus and Mr. Wright on Hanna, starring Saoirse Ronan, as line producer of the Finland unit on the complex location shoot. She began her producing career in the mid-1980s, working with directors Stephen Frears (on My Beautiful Laundrette, as production manager) and Bernard Rose (on Paperhouse and Chicago Joe and the Showgirl, as associate producer), and then with Peter Medak (on Let Him Have It, as associate producer). From 1992 through 1999, Ms. Frazer worked as head of production for Working Title Films. Among the notable films that she oversaw there were Mike Newell’s smash Four Weddings and a Funeral; the Academy Award-winning Dead Man Walking (directed by Tim Robbins) and Elizabeth (directed by Shekhar Kapur); Joel and Ethan Coen’s O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Big Lebowski, and Academy Award-winning Fargo; Roger Michell’s blockbuster Notting Hill; and Stephen Frears’ The Hi-Lo Country and High Fidelity.
She was co-producer on Robert Altman’s Gosford Park, for which Julian Fellowes won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.