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Allied Stars Ltd is a film production company created by Egyptian businessman Mohamed Al-Fayed in the late 1970s.

Al-Fayed appointed his son, Dodi Fayed as the chief executive.[1] Allied Star's first production was the 1980 musical Breaking Glass, which starred Hazel O'Connor. The next production backed by Allied Stars was the drama Chariots of Fire, in which Al-Fayed invested £3 million and purchased a 25% stake in the film. The film was also financed by Twentieth Century Fox and distributed by Alan Ladd, Jr.'s The Ladd Company.[2]

Before the completion of Chariots of Fire, Al-Fayed sold his stake for a share of the profits if the film succeeded.[1] The film was a huge success and earned Allied Stars $6 million.

Keith Allen's 2011 documentary on the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, Unlawful Killing, was funded by Al-Fayed at a cost of £2.5 million, and produced by Allied Stars.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Bower, Tom (1998). Fayed: The Unauthorized Biography. Macmillan. ISBN 9780333745540.
  2. ^ James Chapman (10 December 2005). Past and Present: National Identity and the British Historical Film. I.B.Tauris. pp. 274–. ISBN 978-1-85043-807-6. Retrieved 27 July 2012.