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Number 9 Films

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Number 9 Films
London, England
United Kingdom
ProductsMotion Pictures

Number 9 Films is a British independent film production company co-founded in 2002 by producers Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley, after a long collaboration at both Palace Pictures and Scala Productions.[1][2] The company is one of the United Kingdom's leading independent production companies forging relationships with a wide range of talent in the UK, across Europe and in the United States.[3] In 2018, Claudia Yusef joined the company as head of development.[4]

Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Karlsen were jointly honoured with the BAFTA Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award in 2019.[5][6]

In 2019, Number 9 Films entered into a multi-year agreement with film studio and cinema chain Shochiku for distribution of its theatrical films in Japan. The studio would also contribute funding for film development.[7][8]


Films produced under the Number 9 Films banner include Breakfast on Pluto, directed by Neil Jordan and recipient of four Irish Film & Television Academy awards, including Best Director, Best Script, and Best Actor in a Lead Role – Film;[9] Made in Dagenham, directed by Nigel Cole and made into a West End musical in 2014;[10] Carol, directed by Todd Haynes, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, which received nine BAFTA awards nominations and six Oscar nominations, including Best Actress and Supporting Actress respectively;[11][12] and Colette, directed by Wash Westmoreland and starring Keira Knightley as the French novelist, released in 2018.

Middle of Somewhere, a biopic written by Phyllis Nagy about British singer Dusty Springfield is in development.[13] The spec script of futuristic drama The Assessor was picked up in 2017.[14][15] The same year, Mothering Sunday, an adaptation by Alice Birch of the Graham Swift 2016 novel, Mothering Sunday: A Romance, was acquired for development in collaboration with Film4.[16]

The first television project produced by Number 9 Films, in collaboration with Red Production Company, is an adaptation of Henry James' The Portrait of a Lady.[17][18]


Year Title Worldwide box office Notes
2004 Return to Sender
2005 Mrs. Harris Nominated for twelve Emmy Awards[19]
2005 Stoned $174,758[20]
2005 Breakfast on Pluto $3.9 million[21] Nominated for 11 Irish Film & Television Academy awards.[9]
2006 Sixty Six $1.9 million[22]
2007 And When Did You Last See Your Father? $2.7 million[23] Nominated for seven British Independent Film Awards[24]
2008 Sounds Like Teen Spirit
2008 How to Lose Friends & Alienate People $19.2 million[25] Production budget: $28 million.
2009 Perrier's Bounty $167,938[26]
2010 Made in Dagenham $15.6 million[27] Production budget: £5 million.
Nominated for four British Academy Film Awards
Nominated for four British Independent Film Awards[28]
2012 Midnight's Children $1.6 million[29]
2012 Byzantium $92,544[30] Production budget: €8 million.
2012 Great Expectations $920,099[31]
2014 Hyena $89,526[32]
2015 Carol $42.7 million[33] Production budget: $11.8 million.
Nominated for nine British Academy Film Awards
Nominated for six Academy Awards
Nominated for five Golden Globe Awards
2015 Youth $24 million[34] Nominated for two Golden Globe Awards
Nominated for one Academy Award
2016 The Limehouse Golem $2.3 million[35] Released in 2017.
2016 Their Finest $13.8 million[36]
2017 On Chesil Beach $3.4 million[37]
2018 Colette $16 million[38] Nominated for four British Independent Film Awards
Nominated for two Satellite Awards
TBA Mothering Sunday


Further reading


  1. ^ Gritten, David (16 September 2010). "Made in Dagenham: interview with producers Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Karlsen". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Wendy (5 December 2013). "Karlsen named new chair of WFTV". Screen Daily. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  3. ^ Dams, Tim (16 May 2012). "The UKs top 40 film production companies". Televisual. Televisual Media UK Ltd. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  4. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (29 May 2018). "Number 9 Films Hires Claudia Yusef To Head Development". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  5. ^ Parfitt, Orlando (17 December 2018). "Stephen Woolley, Liz Karlsen to receive Bafta for outstanding contribution to cinema". Screen Daily. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  6. ^ Smith, Neil (8 February 2019). "Elizabeth Karlsen & Stephen Woolley – Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  7. ^ Grater, Tom (21 August 2019). "'Carol' producer Number 9 Films signs first-look deal with Japan's Shochiku (exclusive)". Screen Daily. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  8. ^ Mitchell, Robert (21 August 2019). "Shochiku Backs U.K.'s Number 9 Films With First-Look Deal". Variety. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Winners of the 4th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards". Irish Film & Television Academy. 2007. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Made in Dagenham musical opens at Adelphi in October". Musical Theatre Review. 3 March 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  11. ^ Ritman, Alex (7 January 2016). "BAFTA Awards: 'Carol' and 'Bridge of Spies' Lead Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  12. ^ "Oscar Nominations: The Complete List". The Hollywood Reporter. 14 January 2016. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  13. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (19 January 2016). "'Carol' Screenwriter Adapting 'Telex From Cuba' For Paramount TV, Anonymous Content". Variety. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  14. ^ "Mrs&MrThomas' 2016 Feature Winning Script Picked Up By Shore Judge & Oscar Nominated Producer, Stephen Woolley". Shore Scripts. 28 June 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  15. ^ Myers, Scott (5 July 2017). "Spec Script Deal: "The Assessor"". Go Into The Story. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  16. ^ Barraclough, Leo (11 February 2017). "Film4 Options 'Mothering Sunday' for Development With Number 9 (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  17. ^ Ritman, Alex (14 June 2016). "'Carol' and 'Happy Valley' Producers Teaming on 'Portrait of a Lady' TV Adaptation". The Hollywood Reporter.
  18. ^ Barraclough, Leo (14 June 2016). "'Carol' Producer Number 9, Red Plan TV Adaptation of 'Portrait of a Lady'". Variety. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  19. ^ "Mrs. Harris". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
  20. ^ Stoned at Box Office Mojo
  21. ^ Breakfast on Pluto at Box Office Mojo
  22. ^ Sixty Six at Box Office Mojo
  23. ^ When Did You Last See Your Father at Box Office Mojo
  24. ^ Mitchell, Wendy (28 November 2007). "Control takes top honours at British Independent Film Awards". Screen Daily.
  25. ^ How to Lose Friends & Alienate People at Box Office Mojo
  26. ^ Perrier's Bounty at Box Office Mojo
  27. ^ "Made in Dagenham (2010)". The Numbers.
  28. ^ "The Moët British Independent Film Awards Announce Nominations and Jury for 13th Edition". British Independent Film Awards. 2010. Archived from the original on 4 November 2010.
  29. ^ "Midnight's Children (2012)". The Numbers.
  30. ^ "Byzantium (2013)". The Numbers.
  31. ^ "Great Expectations (2013)". The Numbers.
  32. ^ "Hyena (2015)". The Numbers.
  33. ^ "Carol (2015)". The Numbers.
  34. ^ "Youth (2015)". The Numbers.
  35. ^ The Limehouse Golem at Box Office Mojo
  36. ^ "Their Finest (2017)". The Numbers.
  37. ^ "On Chesil Beach (2018)". The Numbers.
  38. ^ "Colette (2018)". The Numbers.

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