Nik Powell, the reputed and respected producer of the UK, dies at the age of 69. He was a businessman and also the director of National Film and Television School. As per the statement on the website of National Film and Television School, they said that Powell was really sick and that he was under continuous treatment.
They mentioned that Powell was diagnosed with cancer and was being treated for it. As per sources, Powell dies on the morning of November 4. His family surrounded him in Oxford to pay their last homage.
The Magnificent Director
The Palace Pictures was co-founded by Nik Powell back in 1982. He did this along with Stephen Wooley. This video label gave several movies to the big screen. Movies such as Evil Dead were under this product label.
Not only has this, but it also produced feature filmed such as The Crying Game. This movie under the direction of Neil Jordan received Oscar in 1992. They also released another Oscar-nominated feature film namely Mona Lisa in 1986. The Company of Wolves, a fantasy drama in 1984 was also released under this label.
Stephen Wooley now runs his own production house known as Number 9 Films. This production label released Carol under its name. Wooley, in his interview, says that Nik Powell was a rock to so many people and he also was a constant ally. He also mentions, “I am in shock.
I cannot believe he is not around anymore. He never took no for an answer. He was an incredible inspiration, and he will still continue to inspire people”. Powell was the first person to approach Wooley to start their own video label. Wolley at that time was working in Scala Cinema.
The Growth Of Powell
Powell also made a small investment in this as well. Powell’s career is quite widespread. From owning a small recording studio and a record shop to becoming the co-founders of some big labels is really amazing. Along with Richard Branson, he co-founded virgin Groups.
Virgin Records was launched in 1972. It was a major force in the UK and was later sold to EMI in 1992. He became the director of NFTS in 2003 and acclaimed that position till 2017. He was an incredible person and will live forever in everyone’s memories.