Adrian Munsey


Adrian Munsey has had a lifetime in British media. He has combined holding academic positions in media with an extensive production and entrepreneurial background. Adrian has produced with BBC Worldwide, ITV, Universal and others 45 documentaries and two feature films. He also founded the very successful Sony-owned True Movies television channels, acquiring and scheduling the films and TV series for all 5 channels. With an annual reach of over eight million viewers, it was the most successful film channel ever launched by SKY and is now broadcast in sub-Saharan and South Africa as well as in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

His distribution company Odyssey has released over 500 titles including the films of Merchant Ivory and Barbara Taylor Bradford and is the leading distributor of true-life movies in the UK. In addition, many classic film titles were released including The First of the Few, Where Angels Fear to Tread, Tommy, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, Julia and Drums Along the Mohawk.

Adrian has written for several entities including Financial Times Publishing and he wrote and published the book Images of Nature featuring his own words and landscape photographs. His consultancies have included 3M, Virgin and Sony.

As a composer and musician, he has composed a series of albums with performances by leading orchestras and artists. These include Incognito, Requiem, Full Circle and Agnus Dei and the music for the recent feature film OXI. His music is played on Classic FM, BBC Radio 2 and many other radio stations. Classic FM described his music as “unashamedly melodic and heart-warmingly nostalgic, capturing the emotions stirred by visual imagery”

Munsey has also enjoyed commercial and critical success with his Music Infinity record label, releasing albums by the bestselling Classical Brit-winning group Blake, ‘crossover’ star soprano Lesley Garrett (her album A North Country Lass reached No. 1 in the classical charts) and showbiz legend Neil Sedaka.

Adrian’s current focus is an exciting raft of critically acclaimed documentaries, embracing subjects as diverse as ‘Could Hitler Have Been Stopped? The Politics of Appeasement’ a strikingly topical two part programme on the Second World War, a revealing look at the remarkable and increasingly popular wife of our future King in ‘Kate – A Young Queen in Waiting’ and unique insights into the incredible life and work of two of the country’s great literary titans Thomas Hardy and DH Lawrence

“This excellent film lets the life and work illuminate each other to demonstrate what a complicated person Hardy was”
The Times review of Thomas Hardy: Fate, Exclusion and Tragedy

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