Joanne Lesley Gilbert
7 June 1955
|Died||15 September 2018 (aged 63)|
|Occupation||Film producer and casting director|
|Marc Sinden (1977-1997) (divorced)|
At the time of her death, Jo Gilbert was in pre-production with the movie The Ribbon with Ed Burns and starring Julia Stiles and was producing the 40-part documentary series Great West End Theatres for Great Productions. In their review of the series, the British Theatre Guide said "This film is as close as one can get to standing on the stage taking an ovation. This series is beautifully filmed and gets the balance exactly right between classy camera work, history, reminiscence and gossip."
Her previous film credits as Associate Producer are Puckoon (2002), directed by Terence Ryan; Darkness Falls (1999) directed by Gerry Lively; The Brylcreem Boys (1998) directed and produced by Terence Ryan and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1993).
As a casting director working on the 1997 film The Brylcreem Boys for the Producer/Director Terence Ryan, they were the first film to choose the Isle of Man as a location since the 1936 film No Limit starring George Formby. Ryan based his movie there and used various locations on the island to stand-in for Ireland. As a result of the success and the islands subsequent tax-breaks put in place for filmmakers, many movies have since used the island as a location.
On 15 September 2018, she died of a brain tumour.