05/08/2021

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Lord David Puttnam to deliver fifth annual Cashel Arts Festival Bolton Lecture

Producer of award-winning films such as The Mission and The Killing Fields to speak on September 18

Lord David Puttnam to deliver fifth annual Cashel Arts Festival Bolton Lecture

Lord David Puttnam

Cashel Arts Festival is absolutely delighted to announce that Lord David Puttnam will deliver the fifth annual Bolton Lecture on Saturday,September 18, 2021.


Lord David Puttnam is Chair of Atticus Education, an online education company founded in 2012 that delivers audio-visual seminars to students around the world.


In addition, he is a member of the House of Lords where he pursues an active role in a variety of areas, from educational and environmental issues to digital skills.


In 2021, he became a member of the UK's House of Lords Select Committee on the Environment and Climate Change.


In 2019, he was appointed Chair of the Democracy and Digital Technologies committee to investigate the impact of digital technologies on democracy. He spent thirty years as an independent producer of award-winning films including The Mission, The Killing Fields, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express, Bugsy Malone and Local Hero.

Together these films have won ten Oscars, 13 Golden Globes, nine Emmys, 31 BAFTAs and the Palme D'Or at Cannes. Lord Puttnam is President of the Film Distributors’ Association, Life President of the National Film and Television School and a Unicef Ambassador.

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