Tim Bevan, James Lee, Sarah Radclyffe, Iain Smith and John Hill have been re-appointed to the board of UK support body the Film Council, Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell announced on Tuesday September 4.

The directors of the Board were appointed in September 1999, drawing lots to decide the length of their term so that they would overlap. The four who re-upped this week were initially appointed for two years, while the rest of the board was appointed for either one or three years.

The other board members include chairman Alan Parker, deputy chairman Stewart Till, Duncan Kenworthy, Charles Denton, Joan Bakewell, Dawn Airey, Chris Auty, Colin Leventhal, Paul Webster and Parminder Vir.

"These board members bring to the Film Council a wealth of talent and experience," said Jowell. "I am delighted that they have agreed to continue for a further term, which will help to ensure continuity in the work of the Film Council as it begins to implement many of the strategies it has been developing over the last year."