William Sargent

William co-founded Framestore in 1986 after studying Business and Law at Trinity College. He has been part of Framestore’s successful rise from an award winning commercials house to world renowned film VFX company based in London, New York, LA and Montreal.

During that time the company has worked on all eight of the Harry Potter films, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy and Paul King’s Paddington, to name just a few. William has also Partnered and Executive Produced The Tale of Despereaux, Harry Brown, Heartless, Me and Orson Welles and UTZ, as well as Spitting Image and The Florentine Intermedi.

Equally at home in Hollywood and government, he was Permanent Secretary, Regulatory Reform, at the Cabinet Office, Board Director of HM Treasury and a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts. He was knighted by the Queen in 2008.

The company’s highly creative reputation is a reflection of his continued ambition and expectations for Framestore. His numerous interests include: football, cricket, rugby, architecture, wine, world travel and modern art.

Find out more about William in interviews with the Financial Times, Little Black Book and from the film above, which is part of The Beak Street Bugle's profiles series

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