Suzanne Gielgud is a Writer, Director, Editor and Multi Award Winning Documentary Filmmaker, dedicated to making visually inspiring films that focus on dance and the arts. She is also a former Professional Ballet Dancer, the Founding Director of the talent agency Gielgud Management and Principal of the Gielgud Academy of Performing Arts. In 2017 Suzanne was awarded a distinction for her Master of Arts (MA) in Film through Raindance, London and Staffordshire University, England.
Suzanne created Gielgud Films in 2005 with her husband, the choreographer Piers Gielgud. Her first feature documentary ‘Dancing for Oliver’ (DFO) told the story of the creation of the dance scenes for Oliver Stone’s feature film ‘Alexander’ and included an exclusive and in-depth interview with Stone. DFO was screened at several film festivals internationally and won Suzanne a Best Documentary Award. Her second documentary ‘The Gospel of Ross McKim’ (GRK) illuminated the career of Contemporary Dance Guru and former Artistic Director of the Rambert School, Dr Ross McKim. GRK was screened worldwide at film festivals and won several awards for Suzanne including Best Female Filmmaker. Gielgud Films also specializes in filming live performances of dance and arts, including Opera Brava, the Mikhailovsky ballet, English National Ballet and the Rambert Schools.
Suzanne has been researching and writing her first feature screenplay ‘Olga’ for over 10 years. The completed Olga script has already received an honourable mention at the New York International Screenplay Awards 2018, and won best un-produced script at the Nice International Film Festival 2018. Olga is currently being developed into ‘Firebird’, series 1 of a high end TV drama series – Ballet Russes.
Piers and Suzanne Gielgud at the Nice International Film Festival, 2018.
Piers Gielgud is a choreographer and movement director with who specialises in choreographing for the screen. His credits include ‘Alexander’ for Oliver Stone, ‘Stardust’ working with Robert de Niro and Claire Danes, ‘Being Julia’ with Annette Benning and Jeremy Irons. He choreographed Bollywood sequences for Pratiba Palmer’s ‘Nina Heavenly Delights’ featuring Art Malik and Shelley Conn.
Piers has also choreographed pop promos and live music shows (including Top of the Pops) for George Michael, the Pet Shop Boys and Lily Allen. His advertising credits include BMW and Remy Martin and fashion choreography catwalk credits include Stella McCartney for Adidas, Jones Bootmaker and Matilda Rose bridal wear.
Piers is a former professional dancer whose performing credits include the English National Ballet, Vienna Festival Ballet and the Lindsay Kemp Company. He is the great nephew of Sir John Gielgud and great, great nephew of Dame Ellen Terry. Piers is a Director of Gielgud Management and the Gielgud Academy of Performing Arts with his wife Suzanne Gielgud. He was Piers was an associate producer on Suzanne’s ‘Dancing for Oliver’ award winning documentary. Piers is a bass player and a qualified teacher, having gained his Post Graduate Certificate in music teaching at BIMM (Brighton Institute of Modern Music).
Nige is the Producer of Killing Eve, series 3 and the new series 4.
Previous to producing TV, Nige worked extensively as a First Assistant Director in both TV and Feature Film. His Film credits as 1st AD ; The Personal History of David Copperfield, Radioactive, The Aftermath, Terminal, Goodbye Christopher Robin, Swallows and Amazons, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, The Lady in the Van and Testament of Youth His TV credits as 1st AD ; The Little Drummer Girl, Killing Eve The Night Manager, Fortitude, Goodness Gracious Me, The Honourable Woman, Downton Abbey, Agatha Christies Marple, Little Dorrit, Sense and Sensibility (mini-series), Mansfield Park (TV movie), Silent Witness, Casualty and Eastenders.
With a wealth of experience spanning over 30 years in the film industry, Mili consults on all phases of the development, financing, production, marketing and distribution. Previous companies include 20th Century Fox, Momentum Pictures/eOne, Metrodome, Tartan and Pathé/Guild Entertainment.
In 2008, as Director of Sales & Digital Cinema at Kit Digital (Digital Cinema United), Mili was responsible for the development of a unique digital services facility, a ‘one-stop-shop’ for distributors, creating DCPs, Blu-ray/DVD/VOD, and international mastering. The company was firmly established in the UK within 12 months of the office being opened in London.
Film credits include: Executive Producer on Hurricane (aka Mission of Honor – US title), Producer on General Draza Mihailovic (feature documentary) and The Kingdom of Yugoslavia during WWII. Associate Producer on Gone To Ground , The Receptionist and Pacific Warriors.
Mili Cumic and Suzanne Gielgud at The Ivy.
Laura trained at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, and then worked as a PA and in administration at National Youth Ballet and English National Ballet. Initially she joined the Gielgud team in 2011 as Agency Assistant at Gielgud Management before becoming Suzanne Gielgud’s PA. Laura is a master of multitasking and assists Suzanne at Gielgud Films, Gielgud Management and Gielgud Academy where she also works as a teacher and the stage manager for GAPA productions.
Suzanne Gielgud and Laura Veazey at the Raindance Film Festival.