Gail Egan is a qualified barrister and practised commercial law at Lincoln’s Inn before joining Price Waterhouse Corporate Finance. She then worked for the International Media Group Carlton Communications.
In 2000, Egan formed the independent production company Potboiler Productions with Simon Channing Williams. In 2009 Potboiler Productions joined forces with Slate Films, run by Andrea Calderwood.
Egan has produced or executive produced thirteen films including Mike Leigh’s ANOTHER YEAR (2010), HAPPY-GO-LUCKY (2008) and VERA DRAKE (2004); Fernando Meirelles’ THE CONSTANT GARDENER (2005) and BLINDNESS (2008); MAN ABOUT DOG (2004) with Paddy Breathnach, BROTHERS OF THE HEAD (2005) with Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe, and Anton Corbijn’s forthcoming John le Carré adaptation, A MOST WANTED MAN (2013).
Egan is currently producing A LITTLE CHAOS (2014), directed by Alan Rickman and starring Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts.