David Parfitt is an English film producer, actor, and co-founder of Trademark Films. He won the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 71st Academy Awards for Shakespeare in Love (1998) and is the producer of such hits as Gangs Of New York and The Father among many other works.

He was Chairman of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) from 2008 to 2010 and was Chair of Film London from 2010 to 2017. Since 2018 he has been a governor of Dulwich College, where he was formerly a parent.

David is originally from the North East and is the current Chair of North East Screen.

Date and time

Thu, 21 Sep 2023 16:00 – 17:30 BST


Northumbria University – Lipman Building, Room 031 2 Sandyford Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8SB

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