UPDATED throughout: You can call him Sir Colin. Award-winning television, film and theater producer Colin Callender, who was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2003 for his contribution to the arts, has received a Knighthood in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for 2016. Here is the official citation.
A long-time ambassador for the UK’s creative industries, Callender has been responsible for encouraging many prestigious productions to be filmed in the UK and has brought some of the finest British programming and talent to audiences around the world. From his early work as the Emmy winning producer of Channel 4’s adaptation of the RSC’s “Nicholas Nickleby”, his acclaimed tenure as president of HBO Films, to his recent productions of “Wolf Hall” and “The Dresser” for the BBC, Callender has established himself as one of the UK’s most celebrated producers promoting British interests and creativity both at home and abroad.
Wolf Hall is nominated for a 2016 Golden Globe for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. The ceremony airs Sunday, January 10, on NBC. The Dresser will premiere on Starz in the U.S. later this year.