The first film produced by Fragile Films was the international box office hit Spiceworld (1996), starring the Spice Girls, Richard E Grant, Alan Cummings and featuring cameos from Roger Moore and George Wendt. In 1998, Fragile produced the Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated An Ideal Husband, directed by Oliver Parker and starring Cate Blanchett, Minnie Driver, Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore and Jeremy Northam. In 1999, Thompson executive produced with Tiger Aspect Kevin and Perry Go Large, starring Harry Enfield and Kathy Burke.
In addition to High Heels and Lowlifes, Thompson has recently produced Lucky Break, directed by Peter Cattaneo and starring James Nesbitt, Olivia Williams, Christopher Plummer, Timothy Spall, Bill Nighy and Lennie James. Fragile is currently producing The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Oliver Parker and starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Frances O'Connor, Reese Witherspoon and Dame Judi Dench.
Before Thompson returned to London in 1996, he spent six years working with Lorne Michaels at Broadway Pictures during which time he co-produced Tommy Boy, starring Chris Farley and David Spade, two Wayne's World films with Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy, which was nominated for four Canadian Genies, Lassie, directed by Dan Petrie, and Coneheads, starring Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin. All these films were made for Paramount Pictures.
Uri Fruchtmann's background is in producing, directing and writing. He has made several award winning television films, including A House For Pele, Price Of Bread, and Obi. His involvement with the music world provided the inspiration for several music documentaries he made, including Atlantic - Hip to the Tip, about the great soul label, and the reggae music documentary Stir It Up.
In 2000, Fragile formed a consortium with the San Francisco based Idea Factory, and the UK based property company, Manhattan Loft Corporation, to buy Ealing Studios.
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