Lord David Puttnam CBE is one of the world's great filmmakers.
Lord Puttnam's impressive credentials and award winning films include The Memphis Belle, The Mission, The Killing Fields, Local Hero, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express, and Bugsy Malone.
In 1982 Lord Puttnam received the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Michael Balcon Award for his outstanding contribution to the British Film Industry.
Lord Puttnam's achievements were recognised with a BAFTA Fellowship for Lifetime Achievement in 2006.
He was awarded the CBE in 1982, a knighthood in 1995 and was appointed to the House of Lords in 1997.
He was chairman of the National Film and Television School for 10 years and founded 'Skillset', an organisation that trains young people for the film and television industries.
Pieces by David Puttnam