Rebecca Eaton


Biography

Three-time Emmy Award winner Rebecca Eaton was born in Boston, but raised in Pasadena, California. With an actress as a mother and a literature professor as a father, it is little wonder Eaton found her calling producing literary adaptations. In 1969, she graduated from Vassar with a degree in English literature, and during her senior year studied abroad in London, where she worked at th...

Biography

Three-time Emmy Award winner Rebecca Eaton was born in Boston, but raised in Pasadena, California. With an actress as a mother and a literature professor as a father, it is little wonder Eaton found her calling producing literary adaptations. In 1969, she graduated from Vassar with a degree in English literature, and during her senior year studied abroad in London, where she worked at the BBC as a production assistant and secretary. In 1972, Eaton started a job at WGBH in Boston, where she began her producing career with local and national programming. In 1985, Eaton was hired to become executive producer of the acclaimed dramas "Masterpiece Theatre" and "Mystery!" With a new baby at home, Eaton and her husband decided she'd take on the daunting dual productions while he, sculptor Paul Robert Cooper, would stay home and raise their daughter. Eaton went on to produce more than 150 titles, many based on literary masterpieces like "Jane Eyre," "Bleak House," "Tess of the D'Urbervilles," "Sense & Sensibility," "Dracula," and "The Wind in the Willows." Eaton's extensive and distinguished works have earned 20 Primetime Emmy Awards, 11 Peabody Awards, one Golden Globe, and two Academy Award nominations for the "Masterpiece" co-production "Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown." In 2008, the "Masterpiece Theatre" was reborn as "Masterpiece." With new hosts and a fresh look, Eaton's series looks to draw generations of new fans to a wide range of old classics.

Filmography

 

Producer (Feature Film)

A Room With a View (2008)
Executive Producer
Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (2006)
Executive Producer
Mrs. Brown (1997)
Executive Producer
Original Sin (1997)
Executive Producer
Persuasion (1995)
Executive Producer
A Foreign Field (1994)
Executive Producer
Adam Bede (1992)
Executive Producer
Prime Suspect (1992)
Executive Producer
Precious Bane (1989)
Executive Producer
The Little Sister (1986)
Coproducer
The Death of the Heart (1986)
Executive Producer
Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe (1985)
Executive Producer

Art Department (Feature Film)

Two Faces of January (2014)
Painter
Rush (2013)
Art Department

Cast (Special)

The Last Morse (2001)

Producer (Special)

Our Town (2003)
Executive Producer
A Death in the Family (2002)
Executive Producer
Bertie and Elizabeth (2002)
Executive Producer
The Murder of Stephen Lawrence (2002)
Executive Producer
Lucky Jim (2002)
Executive Producer
The Way We Live Now (2002)
Executive Producer
Othello (2002)
Executive Producer (Wgbh)
The Merchant of Venice (2001)
Executive Producer
The Ponder Heart (2001)
Executive Producer
Touching Evil III (2001)
Producer
The Song of the Lark (2001)
Executive Producer
Touching Evil III (2001)
Executive Producer
The Last Morse (2001)
Producer
The Remorseful Day (2001)
Producer
Second Sight II (2001)
Producer
The Cazalets (2001)
Executive Producer
The Remorseful Day (2001)
Executive Producer
Take a Girl Like You (2001)
Executive Producer
The American (2001)
Executive Producer
Talking Heads 2: Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet (2001)
Executive Producer
Bramwell VI (2001)
Executive Producer
Second Sight II (2001)
Executive Producer
My Uncle Silas (2001)
Executive Producer (Wgbh)
Murder Rooms: The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes (2000)
Executive Producer
The Wyvern Mystery (2000)
Executive Producer
Cora Unashamed (2000)
Executive Producer
David Copperfield (2000)
Executive Producer
Touching Evil II (2000)
Producer
Monsignor Renard (2000)
Executive Producer
Seeing Red (2000)
Executive Producer
Trial By Fire (2000)
Executive Producer
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates IV (2000)
Executive Producer
Lady Audley's Secret (2000)
Producer
All the King's Men (2000)
Executive Producer
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates III (2000)
Producer
Bramwell V (2000)
Executive Producer ("Exxonmobil Masterpiece Theatre")
Madame Bovary (2000)
Executive Producer
Touching Evil II (2000)
Executive Producer
Lady Audley's Secret (2000)
Executive Producer
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates III (2000)
Executive Producer
The Turn of the Screw (2000)
Executive Producer
Our Mutual Friend -- By Charles Dickens (1999)
Executive Producer
A Certain Justice (1999)
Producer
Heat of the Sun (1999)
Producer
Frenchman's Creek (1999)
Executive Producer
Playing God (1999)
Executive Producer
Lost For Words (1999)
Executive Producer
A Rather English Marriage (1999)
Executive Producer ("Mobil Masterpiece Theatre")
Living on Risk (1999)
Producer
Bramwell IV (1999)
Executive Producer
Shooting the Past (1999)
Executive Producer
Inspector Morse: The Wench Is Dead (1999)
Executive Producer
Cadfael 4 (1999)
Producer
A Certain Justice (1999)
Executive Producer
Aristocrats (1999)
Executive Producer
Reckless -- the Sequel (1999)
Executive Producer ("Mobil Masterpiece Theatre")
Wives and Daughters (1999)
Executive Producer
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates II (1999)
Executive Producer
Heat of the Sun (1999)
Executive Producer
Cider With Rosie (1999)
Executive Producer
Living on Risk (1999)
Executive Producer
Inspector Morse: The Wench Is Dead (1999)
Producer
Second Sight (1999)
Executive Producer
Great Expectations (1999)
Executive Producer
Goodnight Mister Tom (1999)
Executive Producer
Oliver Twist (1999)
Executive Producer
Cadfael 4 (1999)
Executive Producer
King Lear (1998)
Executive Producer ("Mobil Masterpiece Theatre")
Reckless (1998)
Executive Producer ("Mobil Masterpiece Theatre")
Far From the Madding Crowd (1998)
Executive Producer
The Daughters of Cain (1998)
Executive Producer
A Last Embrace (1998)
Producer
Painted Lady (1998)
Executive Producer (Wgbh)
Rhodes (1998)
Executive Producer
Cadfael 3 (1998)
Executive Producer
The Wingless Bird (1998)
Executive Producer
Death Is Now My Neighbor (1998)
Executive Producer
Sacrifice (1998)
Producer
The Unknown Soldier (1998)
Executive Producer
A Respectable Trade (1998)
Executive Producer
Wuthering Heights (1998)
Executive Producer
Touching Evil (1998)
Executive Producer
A Last Embrace (1998)
Executive Producer
Sacrifice (1998)
Executive Producer
The Prince of Hearts (1998)
Executive Producer
The Ice House (1998)
Executive Producer
The Woman in White (1998)
Executive Producer
The Life and Crimes of William Palmer (1998)
Executive Producer
The Mill on the Floss (1997)
Executive Producer
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1997)
Producer
The Moonstone (1997)
Executive Producer
Deep Secrets (1997)
Executive Producer
Cadfael 2 (1997)
Executive Producer
Into the Blue (1997)
Executive Producer
Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement (1997)
Executive Producer (Wgbh) ("Mobil Masterpiece Theatre")
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1997)
Executive Producer
The Way Through the Woods (1997)
Executive Producer
The Sculptress (1997)
Executive Producer
A Royal Scandal (1997)
Executive Producer
Deadly Slumber (1997)
Executive Producer
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1997)
Executive Producer
Rebecca (1997)
Executive Producer
Bramwell III (1997)
Executive Producer ("Mobil Masterpiece Theatre")
Breaking the Code (1997)
Executive Producer
Prime Suspect: Inner Circles (1996)
Executive Producer ("Mobil Masterpiece Theatre")
Chandler & Co. (1996)
Executive Producer
Signs and Wonders (1996)
Executive Producer
The Day of the Devil (1996)
Executive Producer
Hercule Poirot's Christmas (1996)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
The Peacock Spring (1996)
Executive Producer
The Final Cut (1996)
Executive Producer
A Mind to Murder (1996)
Executive Producer
Moll Flanders (1996)
Executive Producer
Broken Glass (1996)
Executive Producer (Wgbh)
Dumb Witness (1996)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
Oliver's Travels (1996)
Executive Producer
Interview Day (1996)
Executive Producer
Heavy Weather (1996)
Executive Producer
Bramwell (1996)
Executive Producer ("Mobil Masterpiece Theatre")
Bramwell II (1996)
Executive Producer
The Politician's Wife (1996)
Executive Producer
Twilight of the Gods (1996)
Executive Producer
Prime Suspect: The Scent of Darkness (1996)
Executive Producer
Rumpole and the Reform of Joby Jonson (1995)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
Rumpole and the Family Pride (1995)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
Rumpole on Trial (1995)
Executive Producer
Cherubim and Seraphim (1995)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
The Buccaneers (1995)
Executive Producer
Sharpe II (1995)
Executive Producer
Rumpole and the Children of the Devil (1995)
Executive Producer
A Dark Adapted Eye (1995)
Executive Producer
Death of the Self (1995)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
Gallowglass (1995)
Executive Producer
The Cinder Path (1995)
Executive Producer
Rumpole and the Miscarriage of Justice (1995)
Executive Producer
Prime Suspect: The Lost Child (1995)
Executive Producer
Poirot VII (1995)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
Hard Times (1995)
Executive Producer
The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries (1995)
Executive Producer
The Choir (1995)
Executive Producer
The Great Kandinsky (1995)
Executive Producer
Rumpole and the Eternal Triangle (1995)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
Cadfael (1995)
Executive Producer
Charles Dickens' Martin Chuzzlewit (1995)
Executive Producer
Absolute Conviction (1995)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
Inspector Morse, Series VII: Happy Families (1994)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
To Play the King (1994)
Executive Producer
Inspector Morse, Series VII: Greeks Bearing Gifts (1994)
Executive Producer
Sherlock Holmes: The Last Vampyre (1994)
Executive Producer
Jeeves & Wooster IV (1994)
Executive Producer
Body and Soul (1994)
Executive Producer
Dandelion Dead (1994)
Executive Producer
Inspector Morse, Series VII: Dead on Time (1994)
Executive Producer
The Blue Boy (1994)
Executive Producer
Sherlock Holmes: The Eligible Bachelor (1994)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
The Rector's Wife (1994)
Executive Producer
Prime Suspect 3 (1994)
Executive Producer
Inspector Morse, Series VII: Who Killed Harry Field? (1994)
Executive Producer
Poirot VI (1994)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
Unnatural Causes (1994)
Executive Producer
Prime Suspect 2 (1993)
Executive Producer
Calling the Shots (1993)
Executive Producer
The Blackheath Poisonings (1993)
Executive Producer
Promised Land (1993)
Executive Producer
Selected Exits (1993)
Executive Producer
Jeeves and Wooster, Series III (1993)
Executive Producer
The Countess Alice (1993)
Executive Producer
Hedda Gabler (1993)
Executive Producer
The Black Velvet Gown (1993)
Executive Producer
Sherlock Holmes: The Master Blackmailer (1993)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
Sharpe (1993)
Executive Producer
Fat Chance (1993)
Executive Producer
Second Time Around (1993)
Executive Producer
The Million Dollar Bond Mystery (1992)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
The Kidnapped Prime Minister (1992)
Executive Producer
Artists in Crime (1992)
Executive Producer
The Adventure of the Western Star (1992)
Executive Producer
A Perfect Hero (1992)
Executive Producer
Portrait of a Marriage (1992)
Executive Producer
How Does Your Garden Grow? (1992)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
The Double Clue (1992)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
A 2 Monologues: In My Defence/Chip in the Sugar (1992)
Executive Producer
The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor (1992)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
Masonic Mysteries (1992)
Executive Producer
The Secret Agent (1992)
Executive Producer
Clarissa (1992)
Executive Producer
The Plymouth Express (1992)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
Jeeves and Wooster, Series II (1992)
Executive Producer
Titmuss Regained (1992)
Executive Producer ("Masterpiece Theatre")
Driven to Distraction (1992)
Executive Producer
A Question of Attribution (1992)
Executive Producer
The Sins of the Fathers (1992)
Executive Producer
The Case-book of Sherlock Holmes: The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax (1992)
Executive Producer
Wasps' Nest (1992)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
A Doll's House (1992)
Executive Producer
Memento Mori (1992)
Executive Producer
The Best of Friends (1992)
Executive Producer
Backstage at Masterpiece Theatre: A 20th Anniversary Special (1991)
Executive Producer
The Dark Angel (1991)
Executive Producer
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1991)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
The Secret of Bay 5B (1991)
Executive Producer
A Room of One's Own (1991)
Executive Producer
House of Cards (1991)
Executive Producer
Deceived By Flight (1991)
Executive Producer
Summer's Lease (1991)
Executive Producer
The Infernal Serpent (1991)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
The Man From the Pru (1991)
Executive Producer
A Murder of Quality (1991)
Executive Producer
The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (1991)
Executive Producer
Sleepers (1991)
Executive Producer
Parnell and the Englishwoman (1991)
Executive Producer
Murder in the Mews (1990)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
Problem at Sea (1990)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
The Dream (1990)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
Jeeves & Wooster (1990)
Executive Producer
Mystery Mile (1990)
Executive Producer
Flowers For the Judge (1990)
Executive Producer
The Third Floor Flat (1990)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
Four and Twenty Blackbirds (1990)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
Rumpole and Portia (1990)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
The King of Clubs (1990)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
The Ginger Tree (1990)
Executive Producer
The Settling of the Sun (1990)
Executive Producer
The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly (1990)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
Piece of Cake (1990)
Executive Producer
Sweet Danger (1990)
Executive Producer
Mother Love (1990)
Executive Producer
The Heat of the Day (1990)
Executive Producer
The Real Charlotte (1990)
Executive Producer
Dancers in Mourning (1990)
Executive Producer
Rumpole and the Quality of Life (1990)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
The Adventure of the Clapham Cook (1990)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
Triangle at Rhodes (1990)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
Scoop (1990)
Executive Producer ("Masterpiece Theatre")
The Ghost in the Machine (1990)
Executive Producer
Rumpole and the Barrow Boy (1989)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
A Wreath of Roses (1989)
Executive Producer
Christabel (1989)
Executive Producer
All Passion Spent (1989)
Executive Producer
The Yellow Wallpaper (1989)
Executive Producer ("Masterpiece Theatre")
Look to the Lady (1989)
Executive Producer
And a Nightingale Sang (1989)
Executive Producer
Rumpole and the Tap End (1989)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
Death of a Ghost (1989)
Executive Producer
Rumpole and the Age of Miracles (1989)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Series IV (1989)
Executive Producer
A Tale of Two Cities (1989)
Executive Producer
Police at the Funeral (1989)
Executive Producer
Glory Enough For All (1989)
Executive Producer
The Case of the Late Pig (1989)
Executive Producer
Rumpole and the Bubble Reputation (1989)
Executive Producer ("Mystery!")
The Last Enemy (1989)
Executive Producer
Heaven on Earth (1988)
Executive Producer
Day After the Fair (1988)
Executive Producer ("Masterpiece Theatre")
David Copperfield (1988)
Executive Producer
Cause Celebre (1988)
Executive Producer
The Death of the Heart (1987)
Executive Producer ("Masterpiece Theatre")
Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill (1987)
Executive Producer
Love Song (1987)
Executive Producer ("Masterpiece Theatre")
Me and the Girls (1987)
Executive Producer
The Secret Adversary (1987)
Executive Producer
Bon Voyage (1987)
Executive Producer ("Masterpiece Theatre")
Northanger Abbey (1987)
Executive Producer
Goodbye Mr. Chips (1987)
Executive Producer ("Masterpiece Theatre")
Mrs. Capper's Birthday (1987)
Executive Producer ("Masterpiece Theatre")
Star Quality (1987)
Executive Producer ("Masterpiece Theatre")
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Series II (1986)
Executive Producer
Shroud For a Nightingale (1986)
Executive Producer
Brat Farrar (1986)
Executive Producer
Partners in Crime, Series II (1986)
Executive Producer
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Series I (1986)
Executive Producer
My Cousin Rachel (1985)
Executive Producer
A Dedicated Man (1985)
Executive Producer ("Masterpiece Theatre")
On Approval (1983)
Executive Producer ("Masterpiece Theatre")

Misc. Crew (Special)

A Midwife's Tale (1998)
Consultant

Producer (TV Mini-Series)

A Thief of Time (2003)
Executive Producer
Doctor Zhivago (2003)
Executive Producer
Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003)
Executive Producer
Henry VIII (2003)
Executive Producer
Coyote Waits (2003)
Executive Producer
Goodbye Mr. Chips (2003)
Executive Producer
The Forsyte Saga (2002)
Executive Producer (Wgbh)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (2002)
Executive Producer
Skinwalkers (2002)
Executive Producer
Dead Gorgeous (2002)
Executive Producer (Wbgh)
Love in a Cold Climate (2001)
Executive Producer
Anna Karenina (2000)
Executive Producer
Gormenghast (2000)
Executive Producer
The Railway Children (2000)
Executive Producer
The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries: Speedy Death (1998)
Executive Producer
Joseph Conrad's "Nostromo" (1997)
Executive Producer
A Very British Coup (1989)
Executive Producer

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