Lionel Wigram (film producer)

Lionel Nicholas Richard Wigram (born December 22, 1962) is a British film producer and screenwriter. He is the grandson of the war hero Lionel Wigram.

Lionel Wigram
Born (1962-12-22) 22 December 1962 (age 59)
London, England
OccupationFilm producer, screenwriter


Wigram was educated at Eton College and the University of Oxford, where he was a co-founder of the Oxford Film Foundation.[1][2][3]


Wigram started working as a runner for producer Elliott Kastner. After his job for Kastner for several years, he eventually produced several low budget films for him in partnership with Cassian Elwes. He then spent ten years working in the independent world both as an executive and as a producer. He ran Geena Davis and Renny Harlin's company, The Forge, and worked at Shep Gordon and Carolyn Pfeiffer's company, Alive Films.

Wigram was named a senior vice president of production at Warner Bros. in November 2000. As a studio executive, he was responsible for buying the Harry Potter book series for the studio, as well as overseeing the eight-film series. In addition, Wigram also championed such films as Three Kings, Charlotte Gray and The Big Tease. He later transitioned from executive to independent producer with a first look deal at Warner Bros. During his tenure, Wigram produced the 2009 hit film Sherlock Holmes. Wigram also co-wrote the story for the film. He was also a producer on the sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Wigram was also executive producer of the last four Harry Potter films, as well as August Rush and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole.

In 2012, Wigram started a joint production company with his frequent collaborator, Guy Ritchie, called Ritchie/Wigram Productions. The company's first film, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., was released in August 2015.


Year Title Role Notes
1984 Oxford Blues Production liaison
1986 Heat Production assistant
1989 Never on Tuesday Producer
Warm Summer Rain Producer
1991 Cool as Ice Producer and second unit director Nominated–Stinkers Bad Movie Award for Worst Picture
Nominated–Razzie Award for Worst Picture
1995 The Underneath Executive producer
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Executive producer
August Rush Executive producer
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Executive producer
Sherlock Holmes Producer and screen story
2010 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Executive producer
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Executive producer
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Executive producer
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Producer
2014 Seventh Son Producer
2015 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Producer, screenplay and story
2016 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Producer Nominated–BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film
2017 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Producer and screenplay
2018 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Producer
2022 Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Producer


Wigram is married with two daughters.[4]


  1. ^ Eller, Claudia (19 December 2009). "A sorcerer of the big screen". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Person Page". Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Brazen Notes, Issue 10, Spring 2010" (PDF). Brasenose College, Oxford. 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Archives".