|Barry P Spikings|
Barry Spikings at the 2000 Old Bostonian Association Annual Dinner where he was special guest
23 November 1939|
|Education||Boston Grammar School (1950-55)|
|Notable work(s)||In 1978 his film "The Deer Hunter" won the Academy Award for Best Picture|
Barry P Spikings (born 23 November 1939) was educated at Boston Grammar School (1950-55). After BGS, Barry joined the Lincolnshire Standard as a trainee reporter and later joined the Farmers' Weekly and during his time there he won a Golden Ear award with a 15-minute film he produced and directed himself.
Barry promoted pop festivals in Bardney, Lincolnshire before becoming co-owner of British Lion Films in the 1970s. He joined EMI when it took over British Lion and in 1978 his film "The Deer Hunter" won the Academy Award for Best Picture. He took over running EMI from Lord Delfont and two years later joined Nelson Entertainment Inc, becoming its president in the 1980s.
Barry presented the prizes at the BGS Prize Giving in 1993 and 1999, and was the guest speaker at the Old Bostonian Association annual dinner in 2000.
- 1975: Conduct Unbecoming (producer with Michael Deeley and Andrew Donally)
- 1976: The Man Who Fell to Earth (producer with Michael Deeley)
- 1978: Convoy (executive producer)
- 1978: The Deer Hunter (producer with Michael Deeley, Michael Cimino, and John Peverall)
- 1990: Texasville (producer with Peter Bogdanovich)
- 1992: Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (executive producer)
- 1991: Picture This - The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City (producer)
- 1991: The Taking of Beverly Hills (executive producer)
- 1994: The Favor (executive producer)
- 1994: There Goes My Baby — also known as The Last Days of Paradise (executive producer)
- 1995: Beyond Rangoon (producer with John Boorman and Eric Pleskow)
- 2013: Lone Survivor (producer with Sarah Aubrey, Randall Emmett, Akiva Goldsman and Norton Herrick)