Who is Miles Ketley? Miles Ketley Bio/Wiki
Miles Ketley, CEO of the production company Stolen Picture of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, died suddenly.
Before Bad Wolf, Ketley was the co-founder of the UK Film and TV Community. Media law company Wiggin LLP. As an executive at Fox Searchlight Pictures, he had previously spent some time in Los Angeles.
He was 52 years old
Ketley was also a partner in the media funding business Stone Story Media, a trustee of the Independent Cinema Office, and on the event committee for the British Independent Film Awards, in addition to acting as CEO of Stolen.
In 2017, Ketley joined Sony-backed Stolen Picture to lead the company set up by Pegg and Frost stars Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead.
The company’s new film, the comedy-horror TV series Truth Seekers, was released earlier this month on Amazon Prime Video, with Ketley among its managing creators. Ketley was formerly chief operating officer of Bad Wolf’s independent prodco and, prior to that, co-head of Wiggin, the largest advertising law firm in the UK.
On social media this morning, Pegg announced the news, Said: “We are beyond heartbroken at the sudden and unexpected passing of our friend and colleague, Miles Ketley.
He was the captain of our ship and the head of our family at Stolen Picture. We will miss him with all our hearts. We send boundless love and sympathy to his family and friends and ask that everyone’s privacy be respected at this time.”
— Pegg News (@simonpegg) October 19, 2020
His death comes just days before the premiere of the Amazon comedy Truth Seekers, which debuts on October 30th, one of Stolen Picture’s first big TV ventures.
Wayne Garvie, international production president of Sony, said: “This is devastatingly sad news and we send our condolences and support to Miles’ family and friends at this time. Miles was achieving great things at Stolen Picture, and everyone there and across the wider SPT family will miss him greatly.”
This is devastating. Miles was a charismatic, clever and enthusiastic presence in our industry, a huge part of our early Bad Wolf days and an empathetic, big hearted and good soul. He will be hugely missed and not forgotten. 💔 https://t.co/AzjudGLO0b
— Jane Tranter (@janetranter1) October 19, 2020
Co-founders Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner of Bad Wolf added: “Like everyone we are heart-broken by the news about Miles. He was an enthusiastic, big-hearted and significant part of our early Bad Wolf years. We wouldn’t be where we are without him. He will be much missed by many. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues.”