AMANdA NEvill CBE Pioneer who opens doors for young film-makers
Amanda Nevill cBe, 61, set up the BFI Film Academy, which has helped young people pursue a career in film.
Which woman has inspired you in
your life? boudicca – she was a single parent with two daughters, who, if we are to believe history, faced a ferocious army with courage and self-confidence. What’s your mantra? Oft repeated by my mother, “life isn’t a rehearsal”.
What couldn’t you live without? i can’t decide if it’s my grandchildren or my gardening gloves…
What advice would you give your younger self? trust your instinct. Often it’s proved to be the right course of action. What achievements are you most proud of? at the bfi i am surrounded by extraordinary people. it’s a huge privilege to head up such an amazing team. how do you feel about winning this award? astonished!