David has worked as an independent film, TV and theatre producer for over 30 years. His film credits include Henry V, Peter’s Friends, Much Ado About Nothing, The Madness of King George (BAFTA for Outstanding British Film), Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Twelfth Night, The Wings of the Dove, Shakespeare in Love (winner of Seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and four BAFTA 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 the BAFTA nominated My Week with Marilyn followed in 2011 by Tom Stoppard’s award-winning adaptation of Parade’s End for BBC and HBO. David also produced The Wipers Times for BBC 2 and two BBC 4 documentaries: Glyndebourne: The Untold History and Birth of an Opera.
David’s company Trademark Films co-produced the world’s first hand-painted animated feature film, Loving Vincent, which was nominated for both BAFTA and Academy Awards in the Animation category.
Red Joan starring Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Tom Hughes and Stephen Campbell Moore was released in 2019 and most recently, David co-produced The Father starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman which will be released in January 2021.
David was Chairman of BAFTA 2008-10 and Chairman of Film London 2010-17. He also serves as a Governor at Dulwich College, London.