AMANdA NEvill CBE Pi­o­neer who opens doors for young film-mak­ers

Woman & Home - - Amazing Women Winners -

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!

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