Internationally renowned award-winning producer Elizabeth Karlsen co-founded the leading independent UK-based production company Number 9 Films in 2002 with partner Stephen Woolley. In 2019, she and Woolley jointly received the BAFTA for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema. Karlsen has produced some of the most celebrated independent films in the United States and Europe, among them Todd Haynes’s Carol, which was nominated for six Academy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards and nine BAFTAs; Mark Herman’s Little Voice, which won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award, six further Golden Globes and six BAFTAs; Neil Jordan’s The Crying Game, winner of an Academy Award and a BAFTA, and a nominee for six further Academy Awards; Made in Dagenham, which was nominated for three BAFTAs; Phyllis Nagy’s Mrs Harris, which was nominated for twelve Emmy Awards, three Golden Globes and a PGA Award; and Wash Westmoreland’s Colette, which was nominated for four BIFA’s and an Independent Spirit Award). Other work includes On Chesil Beach, written by Ian McEwan and directed by Dominic Cooke, and Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth (nominated for an Academy Award and the winner of three European Film Awards). Karlsen’s work with Woolley has garnered a total of fifty-two BAFTA nominations and wins and twenty Academy Award nominations and wins. Her most recent feature, Mothering Sunday, written by Alice Birch, directed by Eva Husson and starring Odessa Young, Josh O’Connor, Sope Dirisu, Colin Firth and Olivia Colman, was selected for the 2021 Festival de Cannes and is scheduled for international release later this year. She and Woolley are currently in production on Living, scripted by Kazuo Ishiguro, directed by Oliver Hermanus and starring Bill Nighy, Aimee-Lou Wood and Alex Sharp.