TESTIMONIALS

You have been such a skilful, devoted and unselfish player in the production. Thank you so much for all your tireless work with the children, who have blossomed with your help and care.

Many thanks, and much love.

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Rosie Allison

Producer - The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Just a quickie to say one more thank you for the truly terrific job you did with the kids on Pyjamas – all of whom are coming across really well in the cut so far. So rare for somebody to be so good at their job and be such a pleasure to work with!

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Mark Herman

Director - The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The expert assistance of Celia B was invaluable. Without her to develop the ideas and characters discovered in rehearsal and on set, we would never have ended up with such fully rounded performances. Children need a lot of reminding and Celia kept them on track at all times. She gave me a few good tips as well.

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Emma Thompson

Writer & Actor - Nanny McPhee

I wanted to let you know that both Kirk and I continue to wonder at the performance of those children. No matter how often I see the movie, I’m amazed by their attentiveness, their stillness and their ability to stay in character even when the scene isn’t about them. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to you for all the work you did with the children. Every minute of it shows up on screen.

Thank you again, Love, Lindsay

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Lindsay Doran

Director - Nanny McPhee

I do hope to work with you again. You did a marvellous job with Jamyang. The attention, awards and great notices he achieved all came from his good nature… and your exceptional work.

Lots of affection, JJ.

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Jean-Jacques Annaud

Director - Seven Years in Tibet

As I sit in the cutting room looking at take after take… there is one consistency and that is that every child knows and understands their lines and delivers them well. Sometimes better than others for a million reasons is life but of the things I had on my mind each and every day I did not have to worry about them not knowing, understanding or over rehearsing their lines. I don’t remember thanking you sufficiently before we all moved on and wanted to do so now. All of the concerns I had about attempting such an intense period of filming with children simply disappeared as soon as you started on the film.

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Kirk Jones

Director - Nanny McPhee

Mark Herman talks about Celia Bannerman

Mark Herman
Director – The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

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