“Legendary, peerless”: film industry pays tribute to the UK’s Nik Powell

“He will be sorely but affectionately missed by the thousands of people who he inspired to effect change.”Friends and colleagues havie paid tribute to Nik Powell, the veteran producer and former director of the UK’s National Film And Television School (Nfts), who died yesterday aged 69.A legendary figure in the UK film industry, Powell produced or executive produced more than 40 films, including Neil Jordan’s Mona Lisa and The Crying Game, Scandal, Fever Pitch and Ladies In Lavender.Powell was one of the co-founders of the Virgin Group alongside Richard Branson in 1970 before moving into film production with

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