Faye founded Fable Pictures in 2016, after the success of her 2015 release, Suffragette, starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep, written by BAFTA and Emmy award-winning Abi Morgan and directed by BAFTA-winning Sarah Gavron, for Film4 and Focus Features. Before founding Fable, Faye was also part of the producing team for Left Bank Pictures’ The Crown series I, starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith, written by Peter Morgan.
Under the Fable banner, Faye has produced Stan & Ollie, starring John C Reilly and Steve Coogan, written by Academy Award nominated and BAFTA-winning Jeff Pope (Philomena, Little Boy Blue) and directed by Jon S. Baird (Filth) for eOne and BBC Films, and Wild Rose starring Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters and Sophie Okenedo, written by BAFTA-winning Nicole Taylor (Three Girls) and directed by BAFTA-nominated Tom Harper (War & Peace, Peaky Blinders) for eOne, BFI, Creative Scotland and Film4. Both films are due to be released in early 2019.
Faye is part of the producing team on Girl Untitled (currently in production), the latest film in her long-standing collaboration with director Sarah Gavron. Written by award-winning playwright Theresa Ikoko and Claire Wilson (The Little Drummer Girl) for BFI, Film4 and Altitude, the film features a cast of dynamic, newly-discovered, first-time acting talent.
Faye previously spent many years at Ruby Film & Television alongside Alison Owen, where she worked across the slate, producing the BBC’s Golden Globe nominated TV series Dancing on the Edge, written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Jacqueline Bisset, as well as the BBC One adaptation of Nigel Slater’s memoir Toast starring Helena Bonham Carter and Freddie Highmore, written by award-winning Lee Hall (Billy Elliot, War Horse) and directed by S.J. Clarkson (Collateral, Jessica Jones). Here Faye was also part of the producing team on Brick Lane, starring Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik and Christopher Simpson; the first film of many with Sarah Gavron and writer Abi Morgan.
Amongst her other producing credits while at Ruby are Cary Fukunaga’s Jane Eyre, starring Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska and written by Moira Buffini, for Focus Features and BBC Films; Double Lesson starring Phil Davis, written by George Kay, for Channel 4; Stephen Frear’s Tamara Drewe, starring Gemma Arterton and written by Moira Buffini;The Other Boleyn Girl, starring Natalie Portmann and Scarlet Johansson, written by Peter Morgan, and directed by Justin Chadwick; Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Five Minutes of Heaven, starring Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt, written by Guy Hibbert; and the multi-award-winning BBC One adaptation of Andrea Levy’s novel Small Island, starring Naomie Harris, David Oyelowo, Ruth Wilson, Benedict Cumberbatch and Ashley Walters, written by Sarah Williams and Paula Milne, and directed by John Alexander.