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Kris Thykier

Kris Thykier is currently in post-production on two films: W.E., written and directed by Madonna and starring Abbie Cornish, Andrea Riseborough, James D’Arcy, and Oscar Isaac; and Ill Manors, written and directed by Ben Drew, a.k.a. Plan B. The latter movie stars Riz Ahmed, Natalie Press, and Anouska Mond.

Mr. Thykier launched his production company, PeaPie Films, at the end of 2009. Prior to this he was partnered with Matthew Vaughn in MARV Films. Whilst at MARV, the pair produced The Debt; Daniel Barber’s Harry Brown, starring Sir Michael Caine and Emily Mortimer; and two films directed by Mr. Vaughn and written by him and Jane Goldman. These were Kick-Ass, based on Mark Millar’s (Wanted) best-selling graphic novel and starring Nicolas Cage, Mark Strong, and Aaron Johnson; and Stardust, the epic fairy tale starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, and Charlie Cox. The films have grossed over $250 million at the worldwide box office.

Before moving into producing, Mr. Thykier was Vice Chairman of Freud Communications, one of the world’s leading marketing and PR companies. He was chiefly responsible for the growth and development of Freud’s media and entertainment business, which eventually became the biggest of its kind in Europe.

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