Francis Lee

Francis first feature film, God’s Own Country, was developed and funded by BFI and Creative England and will receive it’s World premiere as the only UK film in the World Dramatic Competition at Sundance 2017.

 

Francis was brought up on his parents’ farm on the Pennine Hills in Yorkshire. After training at Rose Bruford College he worked extensively as an actor in theatre, television and film including Topsy-Turvy, Me Without You, The Young Americans, Clapham Junction and Dinnerladies.

 

Francis wrote his first short film, Bantam, in 2009, which was commissioned and funded by North West Vision and the UK Film Council. The Farmer’s Wife, Francis’ 2012 directorial debut featuring Geraldine James, premiered at Palm Springs International Film Festival and went on to screen at many international film festivals, winning several awards including best film and best screenplay. His second film Bradford-Halifax- London (2013) toured the international film festival circuit including Slamdance Film Festival, Encounters and BFI London Film Festival receiving numerous awards for best film, best screenplay and best actor. The Last Smallholder (2014), a meditative documentary about the last working farmer on a Yorkshire hillside (and Francis' father) has screened in competition at many international film festivals including Sheffield Doc/Fest (shortlisted for best short doc), Hot Docs (shortlisted for best short doc) and Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.

 

Francis first feature film, God’s Own Country, was developed and funded by BFI and Creative England and will receive it’s World premiere as the only UK film in the World Dramatic Competition at Sundance 2017.

 

He is also working on two further feature length film projects, as well as developing an original TV series for Kudos.

Francis Lee
is represented by:
Charlotte Knight office@knighthallagency.com
+44 20 3397 2901