Star producer Mike Picknell dies in US from a heart attack

Mike Picknell, one of London’s top commercials producers during the 80s, died at his home in Arizona after a heart attack last weekend.

Mike Picknell, one of London’s top commercials producers during the

80s, died at his home in Arizona after a heart attack last weekend.



Picknell, 51, set up the Production Company in July 1983. Six years

later he sold his shares and moved to the US. He intended to set up an

associated office in Phoenix, Arizona, because he was disillusioned with

the advertising scene in London.



The former producer for Hugh Hudson and Ridley Scott, Picknell returned

to the UK in October 1994 to run the production company, Salamander. He

worked at Sid Roberson Productions in the early 80s and had a long

working relationship with the director, Mike Berkofsky.



Picknell was known for his love of American cars, scouring scrap-yards

to find parts for his vehicles.



A party to celebrate Picknell’s life will be held at the Groucho Club in

the next few weeks. For details contact Brad Adams at BRA Films.



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