A brief history

About Icon.

Icon Film Distribution is a long-standing distributor of acclaimed cinema, including the Academy Award nominated Drive starring Ryan Gosling; Academy Award winner Gosford Park with Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Stephen Fry, Charles Dance and Kristin Scott Thomas; Academy Award nominated, Spike Lee directed, Malcolm X, starring Denzel Washington; iconic British rom-com with Gwyneth Paltrow, Sliding Doors; post-Apocalyptic thriller, The Road, starring Viggo Mortensen; high adrenaline action thrillers such as Point Break with Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, and Jason Statham’s Transporter 3; Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling’s comedy crime caper The Nice Guys; cult favourite Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery; and much-loved family films such as The Little Vampire and Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, starring Natalie Portman and Dustin Hoffman.

Recent and upcoming releases for 2024 include epic historical drama The Promised Land, with Mads Mikkelsen; Imogen Poots starring Baltimore - the infamous true story of an English heiress turned Irish revolutionary; Ewan and Clara McGregor familial drama Bleeding Loveand set to be one of the most talked about films of the summer, Sasquatch Sunset, starring Riley Keough and Jesse Eisenberg.

2021 saw the latest extension of the Icon brand with the launch of The Icon Film Channel, operating through Amazon Prime Video in the UK, and via a standalone app available through all major aggregators. In addition to showcasing more than 400 blockbuster hits, cult-classics and award-winning films, the subscription based streaming service features also offers exclusive channel premieres for early home viewing, with brand new major titles debuting on the platform ahead of their theatrical or UK-wide digital release.

Icon Film Distribution’s parent company is KFilm, which also includes UK and international distribution companies, Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment, Kaleidoscope Film Distribution and Platform Entertainment. Collectively, the catalogue is now in excess of 2,000 titles.