James English

About

We are always scouting for new and interesting locations; our current favourites include bespoke Stay and Shoot UK, Canary Islands, Cornwall, Cyprus, France, Lake Como, Hong Kong & mainland China, Morocco, Norfolk, Rome, Russia, and Venice – we are always open to new suggestions!

James English Productions has been in the industry for almost 20 years, and the testament to our special service is our long list of repeat clients, who know we will always go the extra distance to find them something special, whether it be for a last minute editorial or a TV commercial. We combine extensive local knowledge with a production package that guarantees professional standards and a smooth running shoot without the stress - so you get great pictures, while enjoying a fabulous James English experience!

We hope to see you in a giddy location soon!

Andrew and Jeff

 

Behind the Scenes


Production

Producing in a variety of different locations, James English boasts superb local knowledge married perfectly with seamless logistics. We are very happy to take on new territories, enabling you shoot in those dream locations in hard to access places. Working within your budgets, we manage shoots for any duration from one day to a couple of weeks.

 

Service

Our service ethic is central to the way we work, to ensure your shoot runs smoothly but with added style and fun. The James English teams are totally service orientated, with a holistic approach to any shoot. We endeavor to bring together the accommodation, catering, locations and transport as a whole, to ensure your shoots remain as stress free as possible.

 

Locations

We constantly scout new and exciting locations, and thrive on actively taking the stress out of working in different cultures for you. So even historically difficult places such as China and Russia are made much less complicated when you work with us.

  

Creative Concierge

Renowned for our hospitality in the Fashion Industry we are now offering our expertise to help with your press trips. Creative solutions of where to go, how to go and what to do when you get there. Let us support you so your press trips are unique and stress free. Logistics, let us deal with the logistics so you can concentrate on your guests. Travel and hospitality, we are happy to use our production expertise to make sure your trip runs super smoothly.

 

Props

We love doing those difficult tasks, such as finding the perfect accessories for your shoot; a vintage bike on the streets of Hong Kong or a cute Gondolier, we rise to the challenge every time.

 

Local Staff

We have a network of amazing local producers; they know all there is to know about where you are going.

 

Catering

Catering has been, and always will be, central to our services at James English - it ‘oils the wheels’ of every shoot. The crews love 10am bacon sandwich runs, plus the picnic is delivered to you on location so you can eat healthy, fresh lunches that are carb light, giving you all the energy you need in the afternoon. The delicious home cooked suppers are made with fresh and organic produce, to your time requirements with no waiting in restaurants. Our reputation is second to none when it comes to our hospitality and food - the gin'o'clock cocktails help a wee bit too!

 

Looking after you

We look after you so that the only things you have think about are the pictures; simply leave the rest to us.

Clients

  • Vogue
  • Tatler
  • Amazon
  • Vanity Fair
  • GQ
  • Girls Aloud
  • Spice Girls
  • Mulberry
  • McQueen
  • Prada
  • Miu Miu
  • Chanel
  • Harrods
  • Brides
  • Company
  • Elle
  • Grazia
  • Marie Claire
  • Sunday Times
  • Independent
  • Observer
  • Chippe
  • Paul Smith
  • Moet Chandon
  • De Beers
  • Graff
  • HRH The Prince of Wales
  • Prince's Trust
  • Royal Opera House
  • Telegraph
  • House of Fraser
  • HMV
  • Lisa Snowden
  • Rigby & Peller
  • Littlewoods
  • Grattons
  • Sainsburys
  • Tesco
  • Wallpaper
  • Top Shop
  • Hacket
  • Yumi
  • Good Housekeeping
  • H&M
  • Schueu
  • Dunhill
  • Dorothy Perkins
  • Evans
  • Radio 1
  • Urban Outfitters
  • Gucci
  • Tom Ford
  • Red
  • Ghost
  • Whistles
  • All Saints
  • Men's Health
  • Disney
  • Penguin
  • Seven
  • Stylist
  • Evening Standard
  • Peter Cushing
  • Kaufhof
  • Oasis with Patsy Kensit
  • Bob Geldof
  • Richard E Grant
  • Sophie Anderton
  • The Corrs
  • David Bowie
  • Beyonce Knowles
  • Britany Spears
  • Robbie Williams
  • Westlife
  • Eastender's Crew
  • Keira Knightley
  • Hugh Grant
  • Disney
  • Stella McCartney
  • Adidas
  • Glamour
  • She
  • Cosmo
  • Littlewoods
  • Boden
  • Sainsburys Magazine
  • Observer Magazine
  • Boden
  • Figleaves
  • Jane Norman
  • Swarovski
  • All Saints
  • Fabulous Magazine
  • Crew
  • Nougat
  • Selfridges
  • Freemans
  • Johnsons Cashmers
  • Red Magazine
  • Eve Magazine
  • Thunderstorm
  • Real Magazine
  • Penny Plain
  • The Express
  • Saturday Express Magazine
  • Harper's Bazaar
  • La Perla
  • Penguin
  • Evening Standard
  • The Daily Mirror
  • Gray and Osbourn
  • New Look
  • Shueu
  • You Magazine
  • Woman and Home
  • Barlcays Magazine
  • The Guardian
  • Panache Lingerie
  • Marks & Spencers
  • The Mirror
  • Debenhams
  • Asda
  • BHS
  • Yumi
  • Clarks
  • Littlewoods
  • Next Directory
  • The White Company
  • IT magazine
  • BBC magazines
  • Bella
  • Special K
  • Sela
  • Best
  • Toast
  • Charles Tyrwitt
  • Duo
  • Freemans

Guestbook

Andrew, It was an absolute pleasure working with you and the team. The whole crew had an amazing time and I am so happy (and relieved) that it went so well - we could never have done it without you...and your hospitality in particular is something so special that even the biggest budgets cannot buy, so thank you for keeping us all happy. I WILL be spreading the word to everyone in the industry I come across.

Bright Light PR

Working with James English you know that you'll always receive a unique service which isn't available anywhere else. A profound knowledge of the industry couple with that personal touch guarantees the perfect production every time.

Anthony Cassidy Director Change Creative

Great production, great personalities, great food, shit at getting names right!!

Brad Seymour (Mr Lemon) MD Lemon-Reef.

James English are great, super professional and highly experienced! Nothing too much trouble and a joy to deal with!

Dawn Neale- art buyer Boden

Just how much fun can you actually have when working? You’ll find out! Just the best, work made easy.

Grant Davidson, Ladieswear Creative Manager littlewoods shop direct group

I have been working with Andrew on a profesional level for the past 13 years, he is the first person I turn too when I'm looking to impress a client and provide 1st class production for my teams, every single detail is taken care off and he always seems to be able to work within budget & yet still make you feel like you're in the lap of luxury. He is by far one of the most sought after producers within the industry & has built up an impecable reputation with clients right across the board, who go back to him again & again.

Lisa Valencia Make Up Artist Brand Consultant

Andrew and Jeff produced a recent trip to lanzerote for an editorial shoot.

Even on a tight budget, every thing was organised, flights, accomodation, transport, locations and the BEST catering, we wanted for nothing. Totally stress free.

Arriving back tired and thirsty, Andrew and Jeff would have drinks and food waiting for us, and then MORE food in the evening.

Being vegan I often eat poorly on trips, but i have never eaten so well. all the crew were looked after to the highest standard.

I would highly recomend using them to any one. oh and did i mention the food!

Nicky Emmerson - Photographer

Great locations make great pictures so I often choose James English for production of my trips abroad because I feel in control. With James English, I know that Andrew, coming from a styling background is perfectly in tune with current trends and understands exactly what will work editorially. Once I have told him the stories I wish to shoot, he is especially good at tapping into our readership, then running with those ideas suggesting locations, so he is particularly hands on in an Art Director capacity from the start.

Having Andrew and Jeff around boosts the team’s morale on those five am starts, everyone is fed, watered and egos are massaged where necessary! This all ultimately makes for better pictures.

We consider Andrew and Jeff extended members of the Fashion Team here at The Express, and regularly consult them for advice.

Paula O'Connor Fashion Director Saturday Express Magazine

Production doesn't get better than this - divine locations paired with the type of personal service that begs the question "Am I really at work?!"

James English is my tried and trusted first stop for sure fire gorgeous editorials and a first class experience into the bargain.

Shelley Vella Fashion Director Cosmopolitan Magazine

James English, Andrew downs and Jeffrey Wilkins are the most efficient, friendly and professional production company I have ever worked with.

Nothing is too much trouble. A seamless production everytime.

Zoe Taylor Make Up Artist

Contact us

tel +447824555008
email info@jamesenglishproductions.com

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