Deborah Perkin

Writer / producer / director / company md at Deborah Perkin Media Ltd

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Documentary filmmaker in the process of becoming a playwright. Over three decades mostly at the BBC, she specialised in observational documentary, investigative journalism and experimental history, all providing rich seams to mine for her writing. The three films of which she is most proud are Breach of Faith, made in 1993, Britain’s first documentary exposing the role of the Catholic Church in sheltering a paedophile priest; her BAFTA-winning 2008 biography of the musical legend Quincy Jones; and Bastards, released in 2014, her cinema documentary about a Moroccan woman’s courtroom battle to legitimise her daughter.

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Deborah Perkin Media Ltd
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writer / producer / director / company MD