David has worked as an independent film, TV and theatre producer for over 25 years. His film credits include Henry V, Peter’s Friends, Much Ado About Nothing, The Madness of King George (nominated for four Academy Awards), Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Twelfth Night, The Wings Of The Dove (nominated for four Academy Awards), Shakespeare In Love (winner of Seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and four British Academy Awards including Best Film), Gangs of New York, (Production Consultant), I Capture the Castle, Chasing Liberty and A Bunch of Amateurs.
In 2010 he produced My Week with Marilyn (nominated for two Academy Awards) followed by Tom Stoppard’s award-winning adaptation of Parade’s End for BBC and HBO in 2011. In 2013 David produced The Wipers Times (winner of The Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Single Drama). Most recently he produced the BBC4 documentary Glyndebourne: The Untold History and is currently in production with the ground-breaking feature animation Loving Vincent, telling the story of the tempestuous life and mysterious death of Vincent Van Gogh.
David established Trademark Films in 2000 with other members of his regular production team.
He was Chairman of BAFTA 2008-10 and is currently Chairman of Film London.