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Following an Honours degree in Applied Physics from the University of Wales, Gareth escaped to set up his own production company in August 1994 at the world-famous Pinewood Studios, where he has been based ever since.
Later that year, he served as Co-Executive Producer on the acclaimed comedy from Director Edgar Wright, A Fistful of Fingers. In 1999, he turned his hand to writing for film journals and started work on his first book, The Pinewood Story. As well as collaborating on film and literary projects, Gareth also runs the Media Industry Networking Society, The Lunch Club (founded in 1994), bringing together the top movers and shakers from the film, TV and media businesses at monthly lunches and regular networking events.
Gareth works for Sir Roger Moore at Pinewood and runs Sir Roger’s production company there. He writes regularly for magazines including Total Film, Hotdog, British Cinematographer and Cinema Retro.
The Pinewood Story:The Authorised History Of Pinewood Studios Reynolds & Hearn Ltd (2000, 2002, 2006). Film Review magazine’s Book Of The Month, September 2000
The Gimmick Man Albert J Luxford with Gareth Owen.
McFarland & Co Inc (USA 2002).
The career biography of one of Britain’s pioneers of Special Effects: from Carry On to James Bond and Hammer Horror.
“Luxford’s reminisces are lively, fun, and instructive—here’s a ‘how to’ book that isn’t as dull as dirt. He even reveals some of his ‘secret’ effects…photos are excellent…a thoroughly marvelous book…an entertaining glimpse behind the scenes" - Classic Images
Roger Moore: His Films And Career. Gareth Owen & Oliver Bayan
Robert Hale (2002).
The official career biography of the world famous actor and charity worker.
”Put together with affection and humour ... the results are surprisingly satisfying”- Film Review, December 2002
Alan Hume: A Life Through The Lens.
Alan Hume with Gareth Owen
McFarland & Co Inc (USA) 2004
The career biography of one of Britain’s foremost Directors Of Photography; from David Lean, to Carry On, James Bond and Star Wars.
Pictures & Premieres Harry Myers, with John Willis and Gareth Owen
A fascinating pictorial volume covering 60 years of London film premieres through the lens of top photographer Harry Myers.
Featuring most of Hollywood's and Britain's biggest stars.
(John Willis is a film publicist and former Variety reporter.)
Published by Robert Hale, Autumn 2007
My Word Is My Bond
Ghostwriter of Sir Roger Moore's Autobiography
The long-anticipated autobiography of one of cinema's most iconic stars is published in the autumn of 2008 by O'Mara Books (UK) and Harper Collins (USA & Australia).
New York Times and London Sunday Times Bestseller
The Shepperton Story
The definitive History of the World Famous Film Studio.
With contributions from almost 100 industry people, from both sides of the camera, this detailed tome covers the history of Britain’s renowned film studio from its opening in 1932 to the present day. Shepperton is where films such as The Third Man, The Guns Of Navarone, Dr Strangelove, I’m All Right Jack, Aliens, The Mummy and Batman Begins have made their home, among 800 other titles.
Published March 2009 by The History Press
Eunice Gayson - The First Lady of Bond Ghostwriter, with Andrew Boyle, of Eunice Gayson’s autobiography.
Published in September 2012 by Signum Books.
Bond On Bond Ghostwriter of Sir Roger Moore’s 50th anniversary affectionate look-back at the James Bond films.
Published in September 2012 by Michael O’Mara Books
WORK IN PROGRESS
The Films of J Arthur Rank and The Rank Organisation. To be published by McFarland & Co Inc
The first detailed study of the work of Britain’s only ever film mogul, Lord J Arthur Rank.
The Pinewood Story
The Gimmick Man
Roger Moore: His Films And Career
Alan Hume: A Life Through The Lens
Pictures & Premieres
My Word Is My Bond
The Shepperton Story
Work In Progress
The First Lady of Bond
Bond On Bond
The Films of J Arthur Rank and The Rank Organisation