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Abraham, Eric Antony locked

Born Cape Town, S Africa 3 March 1954; s of George Abraham; m 1st, 1978, Katarina Krausova (marr. diss. 2002); one s one d; 2nd, 2003, Sigrid Maria Elisabet Rausing , qv

film, theatre and television producer


Univ. of Cape Town (BA Comparative African Govt and Law 1976)


Organiser, Amnesty Internat. first global campaign against torture and Conf. for Abolition of Torture, Paris, 1973–74; human rights worker and foreign corresp., S Africa, 1974–76; banned and house-arrested by apartheid govt, 1976; adopted as Amnesty Prisoner of Conscience; escaped and granted political asylum in UK, 1977. Producer, Panorama, BBC TV, 1977–82; Exec. Producer, Primetime TV, 1983–86; Founder, Portobello Pictures, 1987; productions include: films: Danny, the Champion of the World, 1989; A Murder of Quality, 1991; Kolya, 1996; IDA, 2013; television: Dalziel & Pascoe, 1997–99; Mojo, 1997; theatre: Embers, Duke of York’s, 2006; South African version of Mozart’s Magic Flute, Young Vic, transf. Duke of York’s, 2008; Exec. Producer and Founder, Fugard Th., Cape Town, 2010–. Member: BAFTA, 1990–; Acad. of Motion Picture Arts and Scis, 1997–; Czech Film Acad., 1997–; Eur. Film Acad., 1998–


cinema, theatre, ski-ing, walking


Portobello Pictures, 12 Penzance Place W11 4PA


Athenæum, Chelsea Arts, Soho House, Groucho