Paul is an experienced film and television producer. In addition to practising entertainment law for leading London law firms, he has worked in film sales and distribution, run film finance funds and produced over fifty hours of theatrical and broadcast work for the BBC, Channel 4, Arte (France), PBS, the National Film Board of Canada and the British Film Institute. Selected credits include Sundance winning 20,000 Days on Earth, Lionsgate released Diameter of the Bomb and Academy Award® shortlisted Ochberg’s Orphans. Paul runs Lucky Cape Pictures, a content creation and production company in London.
Lucile’s previous credits include the BAFTA-winning centennial anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele and over seventy Holocaust testimonies from Britain’s last living Holocaust survivors, interviews which will be housed for posterity in a new Holocaust Learning Center in the United Kingdom. Forgotten Soldier is Lucile’s feature directing debut.
The inspiration for Forgotten Soldier, Lady Irene Hatter galvanised the outstanding research by her brother Jacques, and went on a journey to discover the truth behind her father Sally’s wartime exploits. The only daughter of Sally Noach and Annie Visser, she was born in Holland but moved to London in her early twenties. She is married to the industrialist Sir Maurice Hatter, and together Lady Irene and Sir Maurice have devoted over thirty five years to an extraordinary range of philanthropic work, primarily in education. In particular, they have made an enormous contribution to ORT, the world’s largest Jewish eductional and vocational training charity, specialising in technology. They have also been long-standing patrons and donors to the University of Haifa in Israel, where they have endowed buildings, scholarships and educational programs. Forgotten Soldier will ultimately be included in the curriculum of the University of Haifa’s M.A Program of Holocaust Studies, an international centre of excellence for Holocaust research and education. Irene lives in London and has two sons, Daniel and Elliot, and two grandchildren Zak and Lola.
Jacques Noach is the eldest son of Sally Noach and Annie Visser. Born just after WWII in London, he has lived and worked in Holland his entire life as a Chartered Public Accountant (CPA). Active in business across many sectors, and sitting in an executive capacity on a number of Boards, Jacques is an advisor to many large corporations in Holland, and has sat on the Board of a dozen non-profit organizations. Jacques began researching his father’s wartime exploits after his father’s death in 1980 and as a result of his research, he built and bestowed the Sally Noach Archive at the NIOD (Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies) in Amsterdam. Jacques has two children, Yves and Nathalie, from his first marriage to Betty Corper (who passed away in 2009). Jacques re-married Marion Loewenstein, who has three children of her own, and together they have four grandchildren. He is currently working on a book about his father’s life. Jacques is honoured with France’s ‘Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de Mérite’.
Zoë Wanamaker has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. A nine-time Olivier Award nominee, she won for Once in a Lifetime and Electra. She has also received four Tony Award nominations for her work on Broadway; for Piaf, Loot, Electra, and Awake and Sing!. Wanamaker’s film appearances include Wilde, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and My Week with Marilyn, while her television roles have included starring as Tessa Piggott in the drama series Love Hurts and Susan Harper in the long-running sitcom My Family. She has also appeared in the ITV dramas Agatha Christie’s Poirot and Mr Selfridge.
Henry has appeared on television and radio, in film and in the theatre. His achievements include the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical playing Charles Guiteau in Assassins at the Donmar Warehouse, directed by Sam Mendes in 1993, and the Olivier Award for Best Actor for Shylock in The Merchant of Venice at the National Theatre directed by Trevor Nunn in 2000. He has also been nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical in 1998 for Chicago, London Critics Circle Theatre Award for Best Actor, The Merchant of Venice, and Theatre Awards UK for Best Performance in a Play in 2012, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.
Declan is one of the UK’s pre-eminent film archive researchers. His credits include award-winning films such as: Israel and the Arabs: Elusive Peace (Brook Lapping/BBC History), Auschwitz: the Nazis and the Final Solution (Brook Lapping/BBC), Putin Russia and the West (BBC, National Geographic and ARD), and Inside Obama’s White House (Brook Lapping/BBC). Declan was assisted in his archival research for Forgotten Soldier by Debbie Ford-Gribaudi and Véronique Lambert de Guise in Paris.
Louis is one of the UK’s most sought-after BAFTA winning directors of photography. During a distinguished career he has worked on many episodes of Who Do You Think You Are for BBC, and with celebrities such as Jamie Oliver, Charles Dance, Jonathan Ross, Gary Lineker and Grayson Perry. He is a BAFTA nominated director in his own right and has directed numerous dramas for the BBC.
McDonald is a vastly experienced editor and director whose work has won three Emmy Awards, three George Foster Peabody Awards, been nominated for two BAFTA awards and a Royal Television Society Award. Selected credits include: Secrets of the Vatican, Questioning Darwin and Muhammad Ali and his oeuvre of over thirty films have aired on the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, PBS, HBO, WGBH, National Geographic, Discovery, Working Title Pictures and Universal Pictures, amongst others.
Michael is an established composer and concert pianist whose huge range and versatility encompasses chamber music, choral music, large-scale orchestral works and award-winning film scores. His film works include feature documentaries The King of Nerac and Maestro. He has been composer in residence with the Welsh Sinfonia and his orchestral compositions have been widely performed by leading orchestras in the UK, Europe, Australia, China, and the USA. As a recording artist Michael works with Toccata Classics, for whom he has recorded both his own orchestral compositions and recently the complete Weinberg Violin Sonatas. In 2012 Michael was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Thamar is the Learning Programme Manager at the Jewish Museum in London where she is responsible for designing learning content relating to the Holocaust archives and exhibitions. In addition to setting up a facilitation programme for Holocaust survivors to interact with younger audiences Thamar has interviewed Holocaust survivors and recorded their testimony since 1995. She is currently managing a long-term project relating to Survivor Legacies, planning for a future without first-hand eye witness accounts using film, artefacts, oral history, photographs and documents.
Based at the world famous Pinewood Studios, Outpost is a post production house with nearly 20 years of experience of creating high quality film and television programmes for UK and international clients. Recent credits include a diverse range of content from Call the Midwife and Open All Hours to Storyville and Forgotten Soldier.