Mark Shivas was a multi-award-winning producer and executive producer of some of the most popular television programmes and feature films of the past 40 years. During an impressive career, his name became familiar to the viewing public because of the extraordinary quality of the wide range of television programmes and feature films with which he was associated. These include: The Glittering Prizes, Casanova, Cambridge Spies and the Talking Heads series. He executive produced many critically acclaimed films including Truly Madly Deeply, The Grass Arena, Priest, Jude, Regeneration, Hideous Kinky, I Capture The Castle and An Awfully Big Adventure. Mark also played a highly valued role in the life of the Academy: he was twice elected to Council (in 1982 and 1997) and served as a member of both the Television Committee (1982 to 1989) and Film Committee (1997 to 2007). Mark also served as Chairman of the Short Film Jury from 2002 to 2007. In 1987 Mark was appointed the BBC’s Head of Television Drama, a position he held until 1993 when he took on the role as Head of BBC Films.Mark Shivas was awarded the Academy’s Special Award at the SFTA Film & Television Awards in 1971 for the six-part television drama, The Six Wives Of Henry VIII. He received multiple Academy nominations for his television work and a Best Film nomination for A Private Function in 1985.
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