President/CEO/Producer, Limkokwing Honorary Fellow, Film & TV
Academy Award® winner BRUCE DAVEY, a native of Sydney, Australia, is President/CEO/Producer at Icon Productions, the company he started with partner Mel Gibson in 1989.
Davey started his career in the entertainment industry as an accountant/business manager, looking after actors, rock groups and musicians. He first met Mel Gibson in 1980, when he was referred to him by a business associate who happened to be Gibson’s running coach for Gallipoli. A few years later, when Gibson was putting together Hamlet, he asked Davey to come to L.A. to work with him, and thus Icon was born. Since then, the company has accumulated an imposing slate of pictures.
Starting with Hamlet in 1980 as executive producer, Davey went on to produce Forever Young, The Man Without a Face, Maverick and Braveheart, which picked up five Academy Awards®, including Best Picture.
In addition to FairyTale - A True Story (recipient of the 1998 BAFTA Award for Best Children’s Picture), Davey produced Immortal Beloved, an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, An Ideal Husband as well as 187, starring Samuel L. Jackson and directed by Kevin Reynolds.
More recently, Davey produced Payback, starring Mel Gibson, the upcoming film, The Million Dollar Hotel, from a script by Bono and Nicholas Klein, starring Jeremy Davies, Milla Jovovich and Mel Gibson; Felicia’s Journey, with Bob Hoskins; and Kevin & Perry Go Large (Executive Produced) and What Women Want.