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Claire Jennings was a producer of the 2005 Academy Award winner for Best Animated Feature Film, Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of The Were-Rabbit, directed by Nick Park and Steve Box for Aardman Animations. Among the film’s additional honors, she shared the BAFTA [Alexander Korda] Award for Best British Film, as well as the Producers Guild Award for Best Animated Motion Picture.
In 2000, Ms. Jennings joined forces with Willem Thyssen to produce Father and Daughter, directed by Michael Dudok de Wit, which won both the Academy Award and the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Short Film, as well as numerous other honors around the world at film and animation festivals.
She began her career in 1989, working for John Coates at TVC London. During her five-year tenure there, she worked on such productions as Father Christmas and The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends.
Subsequently, she embarked on her own productions in the U.K., Ms. Jennings produced the Academy Award-nominated animated shorts Jolly Roger (directed by Mark Baker) and The Canterbury Tales, which were nominated for and won BAFTA Awards, respectively.
She has worked as an executive in charge of development and an executive producer for two of the largest animation studios in London, Studio AKA and HIT Entertainment.