|Born||1957 (age 63–64)|
Together with Loach and scriptwriter Paul Laverty, she runs the production company Sixteen Films, formed in 2002. The trio received an "outstanding contribution" award from BAFTA Scotland in November 2016.
She was co-producer on Loach's Hidden Agenda (1990) and sole producer on his Land and Freedom (1995) and on many of his subsequent films, two of which, The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006) and I, Daniel Blake (2016) received the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Laverty, Loach and O'Brien won the 2017 BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film, for I, Daniel Blake.
She served as a member of the board of the UK Film Council, until that body's dissolution in 2010, and of the UK Film Industry Training Board. She is a board member of PACT, the trade body for independent film production companies in the United Kingdom, and of the European Film Academy. She is also a member of The British Screen Advisory Council.
- 1987Friendship’s Death:
- 1990Hidden Agenda:
- 1995Land and Freedom:
- 1998My Name is Joe:
- 2000Bread and Roses:
- 2001The Navigators:
- 2002Sweet Sixteen:
- 200211'09"01 September 11:
- 2004Ae Fond Kiss...:
- 2006The Wind That Shakes the Barley:
- 2007It's a Free World...:
- 2009Looking for Eric:
- 2010Route Irish:
- 2012The Angels' Share:
- 2014Jimmy's Hall:
- 2016I, Daniel Blake:
- 2016Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach:
- 2019Sorry We Missed You:
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