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Playwright, screenwriter and theatre and film director.

Most notable for his stage work, Hare has also enjoyed great success with films, receiving two Academy Award nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay for writing The Hours in 2002, and The Reader in 2008.
On West End, he had his greatest success with the plays Plenty, which he adapted into a film starring Meryl Streep in 1985,Racing Demon (1990), Skylight (1997), and Amy’s View (1998). The four plays ran on Broadway in 1982–83, 1996, 1998 and 1999 respectively, earning Hare three Tony Award nominations for Best Play for the first three and two Laurence Olivier Awards for best play for the latter. Other notable projects on stage include A Map of the World, Pravda, Murmuring Judges, The Absence of War and The Vertical Hour. He wrote screenplays for the film Wetherby and the BBC drama Page Eight, 2011.

As of 2013, Hare has received two Academy Award nominations, three Golden Globe Award nominations, three Tony Award nominations and has won a BAFTA Award, a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and two Laurence Olivier Awards. He has also been awarded several critics' awards such as the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and received the Golden Bear in 1985. He was knighted in 1998.


Head of HR, Global Network at the British Council

Ed is an experienced strategic HR & Organisational Development practitioner who has helped transform HR organisations and enable senior leaders to develop and deliver organisational strategy with greater impact. He is recognised as a thought- and practice -leader in HR and OD who brings a pragmatic improvement-focused approach to his clients. His experience of working in HR, OD and Finance roles gives him a unique perspective that combines organisational performance and human factors.


Writer and Producer

Fuller has written for a number of successful television comedy programs including Not the Nine o’clock News on which he first met Mel Smith; Carrott’s Lib, The Lenny Henry Show; Spitting Image; and Red Dwarf. Fuller was also writer and producer of The Complete Guide To Relationships, Miami 7 and LA 7. LA 7 was the highest rated children's show in the UK, achieving a worldwide audience of over 90 million. Fuller has also worked on the BBC Radio Four comedy series The Castle. Fuller spent some time in the USA writing on network comedy shows such as The Tracey Ullman Show and Tracey Takes On.... Feature film credits to date include Lenny Live and Unleashed, starring Lenny Henry, and box office success Spice World, starring pop group The Spice Girls. Fuller has received many nominations and awards for his work, including three primetime Emmy nominations, a CableAce Award and the New York Film and Television Festival Award.


Fletcher Priest are proud to have contributed to the architectural design development of KINO-TEATR with Russell and Olga Baker.

We understand independent cinemas and have designed 20 bespoke cinema spaces, ranging from an early refurbishment for the Electric (London’s Oldest cinema), to an auditorium for Nomura as part of their headquarters.

Our significant body of work includes the whole Screen chain of cinemas for Mainline Pictures (now the Everyman) , starting with the Screen on the Hill in North London in 1977 and going on to include the Screen on the Green, the Screen on Baker Street, the Electric Screen, Reigate and Walton. The Lottery-funded conversion of a Grade II Listed chapel to a twin cinema in Winchester opened in 1996. This collection of cinemas occupies a wide variety of building shells and they are built at half the industry standard cost and have the highest occupancy rates in the UK.

Our work includes the refurbishment of the Tussauds-owned London Planetarium which is most visited Planetarium in the world. As part of the Science Museum’s welcome wing Fletcher Priest designed a new 450 seat IMAX theatre and they have also designed a 80 seat auditoria as part of Sony Pictures European Headquarters, as well as cinema facilities for Moving Picture Company.

Most recently Fletcher Priest have completed Hackney Picture House for City Screen Ltd and a major restoration of the RIBA award winning Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle which is the finest purpose built news theatre still in operation in Britain.

KINO-TEATR in St Leonards will be the latest addition to a body of work very close to the heart of the practice.

Ken Russell and Quentin Tarantino both named a Screen cinema as their favourite picture house.

Fletcher Priest Team

Ed Williams               Partner
Mareike Langkitsch    Associate
Evonne Tam Project   Architect
David Venables         Visualiser

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