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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Simon Channing-Williams (1945 – 14 April 2009) was a British film producer. He formed Thin Man Productions with Mike Leigh. This company produced the Oscar nominated Vera Drake and the Palme D'Or winning Secrets & Lies, as well as all Mike Leigh's films since 1988.

He also produced Goodbye Charlie Bright, and the double Oscar winning Topsy Turvy. In 2000 he co-created with Gail Egan Potboiler Productions which produced the Oscar winninng The Constant Gardener.


Channing-Williams died on 14 April 2009 of cancer. Leigh paid tribute saying "He battled cancer very bravely for nearly five years. His great phrase was 'let's just get on with things' and right almost to the last he was still working. He was a very extraordinary big man and he will be missed universally."

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