Barbara Broccoli, a producer on the James Bond films, has been appointed to the board of the UK Film Council.

Ms Broccoli, who is currently chairperson of First Light Movies, was officially appointed by culture minister Margaret Hodge and will hold the position for four years.

She is one of the UK's most successful producers and is currently working on the new James Bond film, Quantum of Solace.

Chairman of the UK Film Council, Stewart Till, said: "I'm absolutely delighted that Barbara is joining the team.

"She's produced some of the most successful films in the world and her understanding of how big budget British films get financed out of Hollywood is extensive and unique.

"Barbara will be an enormous asset for the UK Film Council in our efforts to attract inward investment into the UK film production sector."

14/08/2008 16:59:30