Stephen Woolley – Biography, Relationship, Figure, Life, Age, Height, Wiki, Career, Images, Net Worth, Family, and More

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Stephen Woolley

Biography of Stephen Woolley

Stephen Woolley, an English film producer and actor, was born on 3 September 1956. He has been in the industry for about three and a half decades. For his great works, he won various awards including the BAFTA award. He was also nominated for an Oscar for his prominence in The Crying Game.

Stephen Woolley biography

Early Life – Education and Birth Place 

Stephen was born in 1956, in Marylebone, London, England, UK. He has had a passion for filmmaking from his childhood however when he started his professional work, he was still a poor individual. About his poor days, he used to speak like this.

When It was poor, Five of us slept in one room, we had a tiny kitchen and that was it. Although I think of my childhood as being privileged and lucky

Woolley grew up in Islington and attended Dame Alice Owen’s School in Islington, London. Our Star’s career started just after he left his school. His Passion made him the first to sell tickets at the Islington The Screen on the Green. He was an Usher at the Quentin Tarantino called the “coolest cinema in London” in 1976. 

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Struggle and Career of Stephen Woolley

Before Woolley could run his cinema for the first time, The Scala Cinema, he became a part of The Other Cinema in Charlotte Street, London. For Special Events, Woolley programmed Friday evenings, including live gigs of the pop group Spandau Ballet in March and May 1980. Then he filmed for the youth series 20th Century Box of London Weekend Television. Later in 1981, Scala moved to near King’s Cross Railway station. At the same duration, he worked on the Palace video with Nik Powell. Palace’s video contained David Lynch’s Eraserhead (1977), Derek Jarman’s The Tempest (1979), and Werner Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo (1982). It later turned to Palace Pictures. Wolley has a slightly larger career span in the filmmaking industry as compared to Aksel Hennie, Luli Bitri, and Maciej Musial.

Where he released various movies including Diva (1981), Merry Christmas by Nagisa Ōshima, Wim Wenders’ Paris, Mr. Lawrence (1983), Texas (1984), the Coen brothers’ Blood Simple (1984), The Evil Dead (1981) by Sam Raimi, Rob Reiner’s When Harry Met Sally (1988) and films by John Cassavetes,  Fassbinder, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Peter Greenaway, John Waters, and Bertolucci.

The first film under Woolley’s production was The Company of Wolves in 1984 under Neil Jordan’s direction.

Chanel 4 supported many of the Palace Picture’s projects. Woolley also helped new directors to build their careers like Michael Caton-Jones and Richard Stanley.

Stephen Woolley career

American-based Films by Stephen Woolley

Later, the company decided to make American-based films in 1987. Shag was their First American-based movie produced by Hemdale Film Corporation. Also, Woolley signed a contract with Miramax to promote Palace’s films in America which included A Rage in Harlem (1991), Hardware (1990), The Crying Game (1992), and Scandal (1989).

Some Box-Office disappointments after he gained a reputation from low-budget projects, he showed interest in ambitious projects however Palace Pictures was forcefully asked to close due to the fall of Nik Powell’s company.

Next year, The Scala Cinema was under an expired lease, and in the case of the illegal screening of A Clockwork Orange, Stanley Kubrick withdrew screening rights and this led to its closure in 1993.

Next Scala Pictures was discovered where Backbeat, Little Love, Twenty-Four Seven, and many other Low-budget series were made in 1994, 1998, and 1997 respectively.

three-Film Contract

After the worldwide promo of Interview with the Vampire, Woolley worked on a three-film contract with Warner Brothers and released three movies. Woolley working with Jordan established a company named Company of Wolves which led a career in the movies including, In Dreams (1999), The Actors (2003), Intermission (2003), and Not I (2000).

Later in 2002, Number 9 Films was established with a long-term partnership with Elizebeth Karlsen. Stoned (2005) was the first film under Woolley’s direction.

Awards and Achievements

Woolley has received a BAFTA award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema. He was nominated for an Oscar Award (1992) for his film The Crying Game. Moreover, he has also been nominated for various awards for Mona Lisa, Little Voice, Michael Collins, The End of the Affair, Interview with the Vampire, and Carol. 

Stephen Woolley awards

Family Background

Stephen Woolley’s family members including parents and siblings are unknown like Pauline Burlet and Van Vicker has kept it secret too. However, Synnove Karlsen is his Niece from his wife’s side.

Relationship – Love Life, Marriage

Stephen met Elizabeth Karlsen during his career. They worked with each other for years and founded Number 9 Films and later they married. Elizabeth is the Maternal Aunt of Synnove Karlsen

Stephen Woolley Family

Figure – Physical Measurements of Stephen Woolley

Our Star Woolley is a tall man with 5 ft 9 inches in height and a slender body. 

Wiki Info

As we are talking about Stephen Woolley, one of your favorite Film producers, Here are his Wiki details.

Full NameStephen Charles Woolley
Stage NameStephen Woolley
Birth Date3 September 1956
Zodiac SignLibra
OccupationFilm Maker, Actor
Age67 years old
Father Nameunknown
Birth CountryEngland, UK
Hair ColorBrown
Eye ColorBrown
Birth CityMarylebone, London, England, UK
Career Years1980-present
Height5 ft 8 inches
Marital StatusMarried

Social Media Accounts

Stephen doesn’t have a wider social media circle like Olsi Bylyku, Lily-Rose Melody Depp, and Capital T.

Where did Stephen Woolley born?

Stephen Woolley was born in 1956, in Marylebone, London, England, UK.

What is the age of Stephen Woolley

Stephen Woolley, an English film producer and actor, was born on 3 September 1956. He will be 67 years old by 2024.

What is the style of Stephen Woolley’s filmmaking?

The Style of StephenWoolley's films is fantasy, Comedy, Horror, and Action.

What is the relationship of Stephen Woolley to Synnove Karlsen?

Synnove Karlsen is Stephen Woolley's Niece from his wife's (Elizabeth Karlsen) side.

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