Born and raised in Glasgow, Iain Smith is a graduate of the London School of Film Technique, now known as The London Film School, where he is a Patron.
He is an established international film producer and recipient of a BAFTA for Outstanding Achievement in Film. He is CEO of Applecross Productions Ltd, and of Zaltman Films Ltd. based at Pinewood, and has many production credits including Chariots of Fire, Local Hero, The Killing Fields, The Mission, 1492-Conquest of Paradise, The Fifth Element, Entrapment, Children of Men, The Fountain, Spy Game, Alexander, Wanted and The A Team to name but a few. He has most recently completed shooting on Mad Max: Fury Road.
In his spare time he is Chair of the Film Skills Council, and of the Film Industry Training Board, is Chair of the British Film Commission, and sits on the boards of several of the UK Screen Academies. In 2008 he was made an OBE for Services to the Film Industry in the New Year Honours List.
Below is a podcast we recorded with him at the London Breakfast Club.