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This article is about the film writer and producer. For the actor, please see Christopher Neame.

Christopher Elwin Neame (born 24 December 1942) is a British film producer and writer. He is the son of the film director Ronald Neame and of Beryl Heanly. Neame is the third of four generations of the Neame family in the film business.

Neame's credits as a producer include a number of UK TV series and films, such as Danger UXB, The Knowledge (BAFTA nominated), The Flame Trees of Thika, The Irish R.M. and Soldier, Soldier. His screenplay credits include Graham Greene’s Monsignor Quixote, which he also produced, and which received Christopher Award and BAFTA nominations. He later adapted Monsignor Quixote for the stage. He also wrote the screenplay of H.E. Bates’s Feast of July.

In 2003 his autobiographical book, Rungs On a Ladder, (about his formative years with Hammer Films), was published. In 2004, he continued these stories with a sequel, A Take on British TV Drama - Stories from the Golden Age was released. The next year, Principal Characters completed the trilogy.

Courtenay, the stage musical, for which he wrote the Book and Lyrics was premièred in England in 2003. He co-wrote the book and lyrics for the opéra bouffe Lyssi, which was recorded for CD in 2006.

Neame lives in the south of France with his wife Sally-Ann. They have a son, Gareth, who also works in the media industry, and after spending many years at the BBC now works as the Managing Director of Carnival Films.[1].

References

  1. ^ Matthew Sweet (19 October 2003). "Ronald Neame (2003 interview at the National Film Theatre)". British Film Institute. http://www.bfi.org.uk/features/interviews/neame.html. Retrieved 2008-01-11.  

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