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.
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).
Reece joins the Gielgud Films team as Producer on A Book About Her, and is founder of Bombito Productions – a Glasgow based production company – interested in queer stories and characters. Reece has produced numerous award winning shorts with features and TV series in funded development. Reece also works freelance on high end film, TV and commercials. In 2021, Reece was selected for Edinburgh Talent Lab, Torino Film Lab, Flex from Screen Yorkshire and BFI NETWORK development programme at London Film Festival. In 2022, Reece was selected to represent Scotland as a producer for Rotterdam Lab and was the only UK producer selected for the 2022 EAVE producers lab. Reece is also one of Screen Internationals 2022 Rising Stars, Scotland.
Toby wrote, directed and produced A Love Worth Fighting For (2022), a standalone film and pilot for a period television series. The film is picking up awards at festivals worldwide including the 2022 Munich Film Awards where it won Best Short. The series is now in development for a streaming platform. Toby is executive producer on several feature films, including Shooting Star, which he wrote. Refugee Superstar, an epic television drama series written and produced by Toby, has attracted an A-list director and transatlantic attention, during pre-production. Toby previously Prior to moving across into the film industry Toby was a published novelist, editor and publisher. He has written nine other feature film and television projects with several more in development and runs his own production company, filmFOUNTAINE. Toby joined forces with Suzanne Gielgud on A Book About Her and they are currently co-writing feature screenplay Breathe – The Alice Martineau story which they are adapting from Alice Peterson’s book A Song for Tomorrow.
Rob has spent over 20 years Producing and Directing commercial projects, live events, factual television and film for a multitude of broadcasters and corporate clients through his production company FLETCHERWILSON Ltd. Starting out Art Directing music videos, Rob’s “never say no” attitude and eye for opportunity has afforded him years of hands on experience in a variety of departments across many production formats. Over the years he has become a proficient Director, Editor, Vision Mixer, Lighting Cameraman and Sound Recordist. This enables him to have a unique overview of the creative, logistical, technical and financial requirements of any project, whilst remaining focused on the detail. His debut feature length project as a Producer, ” Alfred & Jakobine”, was awarded Best Documentary at the London Independent Film Festival and Best Music at the International Documentary Association Awards.
Laura trained at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, and then worked as a PA and in administration for National Youth Ballet, and then 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.