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Name  Jo Gilbert
Role  Film producer

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Full Name  Joanne Lesley Gilbert
Born  7 June 1955 (age 60) (1955-06-07) Leicester, England
Occupation  Film producer and casting director
Spouse  Marc Sinden (m. 1977–1997)
Movies  Closing the Ring, Great West End Theatres
Similar People  Marc Sinden, Donald Sinden, Peter Woodward, Richard Attenborough, Diana Mahony

Children  Bridie Sinden, Hal Sinden

British film producer Jo Gilbert Died at 63

Jo Gilbert is a film producer and casting director based in Holywood, near Belfast, Northern Ireland and runs Real Holywood Productions.


As Producer / Associate Producer

Jo Gilbert is currently in pre-production with the movie The Ribbon with Ed Burns and starring Julia Stiles and is currently producing the 40-part documentary series Great West End Theatres for Great Productions. In their review of the series, the British Theatre Guide said "This film is as close as one can get to standing on the stage taking an ovation. This series is beautifully filmed and gets the balance exactly right between classy camera work, history, reminiscence and gossip."

She produced the film Closing the Ring, the last film directed by Richard Attenborough, which was shot in and around Belfast and released in 2007.

Her previous film credits as Associate Producer are Puckoon (2002), directed by Terence Ryan; Darkness Falls (1999) directed by Gerry Lively; The Brylcreem Boys (1998) directed and produced by Terence Ryan and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1993).

She was also instrumental in originally creating the Paint Hall Film Studios in Belfast, now known as the Titanic Studios, in the Titanic Quarter, Belfast.

As Casting Director

As Casting Director, her credits include The Jungle Book 2 (2003); The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo (1997) and The Harpist (1997).

As a casting director working on the 1997 film The Brylcreem Boys for the Producer/Director Terence Ryan, they were the first film to choose the Isle of Man as a location since the 1936 film No Limit starring George Formby. Ryan based his movie there and used various locations on the island to stand-in for Ireland. As a result of the success and the islands subsequent tax-breaks put in place for filmmakers, many movies have since used the island as a location.

She appeared on ITV's Airline as a disgruntled airline passenger who missed her easyJet flight.


Jo Gilbert Wikipedia