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Les Mills studied at Cardiff University, Goldsmiths, University of London, and Rutgers University in the US, where he completed a master’s degree in fine art and art history. He has taught art, design, filmmaking and animation, and became course director in Film and Animation Production at the Film School of the University of Wales, Newport. In 2002, he left teaching to focus on Beryl Productions International, founded with Joanna Quinn in 1987.

Les first collaborated with Joanna on her graduation film, Girls Night Out. He also wrote and produced the next three Beryl films: Body Beautiful and Dreams and Desires: Family Ties, which have won 45 international awards (including the 2007 European Cartoon d’Or) and received a BAFTA nomination, and Beryl’s latest romp, Affairs of the Art. Les also produced Wife of Bath, an animated adaptation of one of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, which won a BAFTA and three Emmys and was nominated for an Oscar®.


Q+A | Sat 17 April 4pm BST

60mins | Adv12+

Pay what you can

(suggested £5, minimum £3)

Join animator & director Joanna Quinn and screenwriter & producer Les Mills in conversation with Helen Brunsdon.

Ymunwch â'r cyfarwyddwr a'r animeiddiwr Joanna Quinn a'r sgriptiwr ffilmiau a'r cynhyrchydd Les Mills mewn sgwrs â Helen Brunsdon.

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