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Elizabeth Karlsen (born 1960)[citation needed] is a British film producer. She co-founded Number 9 Films in 2002 with production partner and husband Stephen Woolley.[1][2]

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Elizabeth Karlsen
Born1960 (age 6263)
New York City
OccupationFilm producer
Years active1986–present
SpouseStephen Woolley

Karlsen's producing credits include Terence DaviesThe Neon Bible, starring Gena Rowlands and selected for Cannes competition; Mark Herman’s Little Voice, nominated for six Golden Globe Awards, six BAFTA Awards and an Academy Award; the HBO single drama Mrs. Harris, starring Annette Bening and Ben Kingsley, nominated for 12 Primetime Emmys, three Golden Globes, and a Producers Guild of America Award and for which Karlsen received the Women's Image Network Award; the BAFTA-nominated Great Expectations, directed by Mike Newell, starring Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter; Byzantium, directed by Neil Jordan, starring Saoirse Ronan; and Made in Dagenham, nominated for three BAFTAs. She also produced the international box office success Ladies in Lavender, starring Maggie Smith and Judi Dench, and co-produced Neil Jordan's The Crying Game, nominated for six Academy Awards.

Her latest films − Carol, written by Phyllis Nagy, directed by Todd Haynes and starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, and Youth, directed by Paolo Sorrentino, starring Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel − premiered in main competition at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.[3][4] Projects in development include an original project from Caméra d'Or winner Anthony Chen and a co-production with Killer Films, written and directed by Wash West.[citation needed]

Karlsen has served on the board of EM Media,[5] the Edinburgh Festival and is currently Chair of Women in Film & Television (UK).[6]

In 2019 she was awarded the BAFTA Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award, together with Stephen Woolley.[7]