Nik Powell Dies: Influential UK Producer Of ‘The Crying Game’ Was 69

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Nik Powell, the respected UK producer, businessman and former director of the National Film and Television School (Nfts), has died at the age of 69.

A statement published on the Nfts’ website sad that Powell had been receiving treatment for cancer and died this morning (Nov 7) in Oxford surrounded by his family.

Powell was the co-founder of UK video label and production outfit Palace Pictures in 1982 with Stephen Woolley. Through the company, the pair released movies including The Evil Dead, and produced features including a trio of pics with director Neil Jordan: the Oscar-winning 1992 feature The Crying Game with Forest Whitaker and Miranda Richardson, the Oscar-nominated 1986 film Mona Lisa with Bob Hoskins and Cathy Tyson, and 1984 fantasy drama The Company Of Wolves with Angela Lansbury.

Speaking to us this morning, Woolley said that Powell was “a rock to so many people” and a “constant ally”.

“I’m in shock. I
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