Morecambe producer revelling in celebrity lifestyle

Philip Herd on the red carpet at Cannes.
Philip Herd on the red carpet at Cannes.
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THE Cannes Film Festival, recruiting a Radiohead guitarist and hanging out on set with top British actors is just all part of the job for a film producer from Morecambe.

Philip Herd, 28, works for film company Independent, and is an associate producer on the critically acclaimed We Need to Talk About Kevin, starring Tilda Swinton and John C Reilly.

The film is about a mother trying to deal with her grief after her teenage son went on a high school killing spree.

The former Lancaster Royal Grammar School pupil said: “The film’s doing very well indeed.

“It’s grossed nearly £2m at the box office, which is excellent for an art house film.

“The critical response has been incredible. It’s all very exciting.

“It’s been nominated for various awards including six nominations at the British Independent Film Awards, which bodes well for the BAFTAs, whose nominations are announced early next year.”

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