Nominations and Awards
Shorts and BBC News
Nominations and Awards
Shorts and BBC News
Dame Monica Mason and Kevin O’Hare
April 5, 2023
Yesterday we were thrilled to be welcomed to the beautiful Royal Opera House in Covent Garden to interview the former Artistic Director and Ballerina of the Royal Ballet Dame Monica Mason and its …
April 4, 2023
Another international ballet legend Peter Schaufuss joins our cast of contributors for our forthcoming ‘Queen of British Ballet’ doc.
March 31, 2023
Yesterday we interviewed the Dance world and TV superstar that is Wayne Sleep for our Dame Beryl Grey documentary – the Queen of British Ballet.
Dame Darcey Bussell
March 30, 2023
We had the pleasure of interviewing Dame Darcey Bussell today at the Royal Academy of Dancing for our ‘Queen of British Ballet’ documentary that we are currently filming.
Brain Appeal Christmas Concert
December 9, 2022
It was an honour to work with legendary actors Dame Sian Phillips, Edward Fox, Joanna David and the wonderful Genesis Lynea and Will Keen on the Christmas Concert shoot for the National Brain Appe…
October 8, 2022
Suzanne Gielgud is delighted to have been selected for the new BAFTA Connect cohort and is looking forward to lots of connecting and networking at 195 Piccadilly!
The Chalk Garden
October 7, 2022
Congrats to John Partridge and Finty Williams – who are the voice actors for Gielgud Films ‘Not Pat’ – and are pictured here with fellow cast member Elsie Bridgwood and Gielgud Film’s Suzanne Giel…
September 28, 2022
Congrats to Alan Cox – who took part in Gielgud Films table read for Olga – for his superb performance as Godfrey in Dorothy Sayers’ Love All at the Jermyn Street Theatre, London, last night. Pict…
ABAH Crowdfunder page goes live!
August 4, 2022
Our kickstarter crowdfunder page is live. To read more and support us please go to
June 25, 2022
Thanks to PACT for their great Indie Summer Party 2022 eld at Old Billingsgate on 24th June. A fabulous time was had by our guests on table 50 – especially dancing to Boy George’s DJ set. Photo by…
June 11, 2022
Fabulous fun was had in the FW studio today recording the voices for our NOT PAT children’s animation series project. Great for our team of animators to meet actors Finty Williams and John Partrid…
A Song for Tomorrow optioned
May 12, 2022
Gielgud Films is thrilled to have successfully optioned the rights to Alice’s Peterson’s celebrated novel A Song for Tomorrow. Suzanne Gielgud and Toby Fountaine will be adapting the book into a f…
Gielgud Films family at Poets Corner
May 4, 2022
Gielgud Films’ Suzanne and Piers Gielgud were invited to represent the Gielgud family at the dedication ceremony of a memorial stone for Sir John Gielgud at Poets Corner, Westminster Abbey on Apri…
March 28, 2022
Gielgud Films animators gathered for a ‘rescheduled due to omicron’ Christmas party at the BFI yesterday. The screening of Flee as part of the BFI flare festival followed by fabulous food and …
Behind the Scenes
December 23, 2021
Here’s a sneak peak behind the scenes at the shoot last week for the Carols by Candlelight concert which is streaming tonight on youtube on the Cystic Fibrosis Trust’s channel.
Carols by Candlelight 2021
December 17, 2021
A great shoot day today at St Lukes in Chelsea, filming Jenny Agutter and David Haig ( photographed here with Suzanne Gielgud) as well as Thomasina Miers, Siobhan McSweeney and the Winchester Coll…
Raindance Film Festival
November 4, 2021
Great to see the animated shorts programme today at the 2021 Raindance Film Festival with some of our Re|animator team. Congratulations to our very own Georgia Villar who worked on&…
September 17, 2021
Congratulations to our actors, animators and cutting room who took part in our filmed table read at Raindance, London, yesterday. Our ‘Not Pat’ project which we have in development is a colla…
September 10, 2021
We are delighted to announce that the award winning animator Jachym Bouzek has joined Re | animator – Gielgud Films animation studio. Jachym’s brilliant short animation film ‘Nudity’ which he made…
August 25, 2021
Welcome to our first crop of animators to join Gielgud Films through the Government’s Kickstart programme. All of them are graduates from the UK’s leading Creative Universities and hold degrees in …
Off the Rails premiere
July 23, 2021
We had a great time at the red carpet premiere of Off the Rails at the Odeon Leicester Square last night. The film featuring Judi Dench, Sally Phillips and the late Kelly Preston was produced by Bi…
We are recruiting!
May 5, 2021
Messiah – An Easter Blessing
March 17, 2021
Gielgud Films was delighted to film and produce Opera Brava’s one hour special recording of Handel’s Messiah at Holy Trinity Cuckfield. The cast included world class musicians and opera singers and…
A Christmas Blessing
December 2, 2020
The Gielgud Films team had a wonderful 2 day covid secure shoot at the weekend filming Opera Brava’s ‘A Christmas Blessing’ concert. The orchestra and the singers performed a variety of classic car…
Carols by Candlelight
November 2, 2020
Gielgud Films was thrilled to film the online carol concert for the Alice Martineau appeal and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. This annual event is screening online this year due to covid, and will be s…
October 23, 2020
Thrilled to announce that Lucy Casson CDG has joined the Gielgud Films team as our in-house casting. Lucy is now attached as Casting Director on our ‘A Book About Her’ project and as Dancers Castin…
OLGA to FIREBIRD
October 4, 2020
During lockdown one of our feature films in development ‘Olga’ transformed into ‘Firebird’ as part of a wider Ballet Russes series project. Here is a sneak peek at our concept poster art.
A Book About Her
August 5, 2020
Gielgud Films has optioned a screenplay ‘A Book About Her’ by Jordan Annalise Wilson. This is now in development to be produced and directed by Suzanne Gielgud as a feature film.
Olga table read
May 10, 2020
Congratulations to all the wonderful cast and creatives who took part in a table read through of Olga (working title) over zoom yesterday. A wealth of talent from London, LA, Munich and St Pet…
Matthew Ball attaches to Olga
November 26, 2019
Beyond excited to announce the casting of @matty_ball as Nijinsky in the forthcoming #olgathefeaturefilm. Here’s Matthew seeking inspiration at the legend’s gravestone in Paris. 📸&nb…
Olga in Dance Europe
September 1, 2019
The September issue of international magazine Dance Europe features a 4 page story on Gielgud Films’ feature film ‘Olga’ as it heads into production and we made it onto the front cover!&n…
Olga Script Rehearsals
August 23, 2019
Olga script rehearsals at Raindance with 21st century ballet stars reading in for 20th century ballet stars.
Olga Shoot – Day 2!
August 16, 2019
A successful day 2 of the Olga shoot took place at Folkington Manor in Sussex on 1st August. The cast included actors Wayne Sleep OBE and Sharon Maughan and former Royal Ballet Principal Alfreda Th…
June 27, 2019
High profile ballet stars Laurretta Summerscales (English National Ballet/Munich National Ballet), Xander Parish (Royal Ballet/Maryinsky Ballet) and British Dance Legend and TV celebrity Wayne Slee…
Sleeping Beauty shoot
April 15, 2019
Gielgud Films wrapped on the Sleeping Beauty Prologue scene today with the cast of Vienna Festival Ballet Company.
Times Up – All female crew
April 14, 2019
Looking forward to our Gielgud Films shoot of Vienna Festival Sleeping Beauty tomorrow at the Chequer Mead Theatre and proud to say that the entire crew, with the exception of the lighting designer…
May 13, 2018
On Saturday 12th May, Suzanne Gielgud was awarded the 2018 statuette for Best Unproduced Script’ at the Nice International Film Festival for her feature screenplay ‘Olga’.
Gielgud at Cannes
May 7, 2018
Suzanne Gielgud/Gielgud Films will be at the Cannes Film Festival 10th – 15th May in development and finance meetings for ‘Olga’.
New York International Screenplay Awards 2018
May 2, 2018
‘Olga’ the debut feature screenplay by Suzanne Gielgud was a finalist in the New York International Screenplay Awards 2018 and received an ‘honourable mention’.
Nice Screenplay nomination
March 19, 2018
‘Olga’ the first feature screenplay of award winning filmmaker Suzanne Gielgud has received a nomination for ‘Best Unproduced Screenplay’ at the 2018 Nice International Film Festival. The script ha…
Olga Test Scenes Screening
August 7, 2017
Suzanne Gielgud was delighted to welcome former Holby City actress Sharon Maughan to the premiere screening of test scenes for ‘Olga’ – Gielgud Films’ feature film currently in script development. …
MA in Film award
July 14, 2017
Congratulations to Suzanne Gielgud who was today awarded a distinction for her Master of Arts (MA) degree in Film through Staffordshire University and Raindance, London. The subject of her MA was t…
It’s Nice in Nice!
May 25, 2017
GAPA Principal and multi-award winning filmmaker Suzanne Gielgud headed down to the South of France in May 2017 to the NICE International Film Festival, where her documentary film ‘The Gospel …
November 8, 2016
Suzanne Gielgud has won two awards at the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards for her film ‘The Gospel of Ross McKim’ which tells the story of the career of the celebrated d…
Raindance Film Festival 2016
October 10, 2016
Suzanne Gielgud’s documentary ‘The Gospel of Ross McKim’ was screened at the Raindance Film Festival on 28th September 2016 at the Vue Piccadilly to a great reception. Guests included Lord and Lady…
Gielgud Films success!
August 31, 2016
BREAKING NEWS: Suzanne Gielgud’s dance documentary ‘The Gospel of Ross McKim’ has been selected for the prestigious Raindance Film Festival 2016. Screening dates are still TBC, but will be between …
Prud’hon : The Moving Body
January 15, 2016
Gielgud Films was recently at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, shooting an eclectic evening of dance and live music set against a backdrop of great art. Award winning dancer Dane Hurst from the Rambert…