Napoleon, a film by Ridley Scott, is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the checkered rise of the iconic Napoleon Bonaparte
MARK HUFFAM has been active in the film industry since 1983, earning his first major producing credit on Steven Spielberg’s five time Academy Award® winner Saving Private Ryan in 1999. Huffam won recognition for his contribution to the film and was presented with the Directors Guild of America (DGA) award for Best Production Team that year.
In 2000, Huffam co-produced the hit success Quills, starring Geoffrey Rush and Kate Winslet. Met with critical acclaim, Quills went on to score three Oscar® nominations and five BAFTA Awards. Following this, in 2001, Huffam produced Captain Corelli’s Mandolin for Working Title Films, directed by John Madden and starring Nicolas Cage and Penelope Cruz.
In 2002, Huffam produced the Academy Award® winner The Hours, directed by Stephen Daldry and starring Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, and Meryl Streep. Another success with the critics, The Hours was honored with eight nominations at the Oscars® that year, with Kidman winning Best Actress for her role as Virginia Woolf.
2003 saw his second project with Working Title Films, the international box office hit Johnny English. In 2004, he produced Mickeybo and Me with Stephen Daldry on board as executive producer; they developed the project with writer-director Terry Loane. Filmed in Northern Ireland, the film starred Julie Walters and gathered a string of awards on the global festival circuit.
In 2005 and 2006, Huffam was involved with “GOAL!” a series set in the world of international soccer. He produced the first two films of the trilogy for Milkshake Films and Buena Vista Pictures.
In 2007, he produced Mamma Mia!, the highly successful film adaptation of the popular stage musical starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth for Universal Pictures.
In 2009, he produced the HBO television pilot, “Games of Thrones,” based on the first volume of the fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. Later in 2010, Huffam teamed up with HBO again to produce the television series that followed. Shot in Northern Ireland and Malta, the series starred Sean Bean, Lena Headey, and Jason Momoa. It has gone on to be a huge success and the most decorated TV series in history.
Mark Huffam was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 2011 in the Queen’s Birthday Honors List for his services to the film and television industries. The same year, Huffam collaborated with Ridley Scott as executive producer on Scott’s science fiction epic Prometheus. He reprised this role for the director in 2012 on The Counselor starring Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Michael Fassbender. He also co-produced the Cardiff sequence of the Brad Pitt blockbuster World War Z.
In 2014, Huffam again collaborated with Ridley Scott on biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton and John Turturro, shot on location in Spain.
Huffam continued producing for Ridley Scott on the critically acclaimed The Martian,
starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain, which earned seven Oscar® nominations, including one for Best Picture; the film won two Golden Globes.
In 2016 Mark Huffam produced Morgan for 20th Century Fox with Luke Scott directing and collaborated again with Belfast director Nick Hamm to make the Northern Ireland political drama The Journey.
Huffam continued producing with Ridley Scott in 2017 with Alien Covenant, the next installment of the Alien franchise, and in the same year he also produced All the Money in the World.
In 2018, Huffam returned to television to executive produce “Raised by Wolves,” a 10-part television series for Scott Free/TNT/HBO Max.
In 2019, Huffam teamed with Lorenzo Di Bonaventura to produce Infinite for Paramount Pictures. The film was directed by Antoine Fuqua and starred Mark Wahlberg.
In 2020, Huffam produced The NorthmanI, directed by Robert Eggers and starring Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe, and Anya Taylor-Joy, as well as Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci, starring Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, and Al Pacino.
As from the press release from Sony Pictures, Cristiana Caimmi.