A celebration of the life of former Carlton boss Rupert Dilnott-Cooper is to take place in November.

Friends and former colleagues of Rupert Dilnott-Cooper are invited to join his family for a service celebrating his life and career.

The service will take place on Thursday 14 November at St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London. It will start at noon and be followed by a reception at Bafta.

The former head of Carlton International lost his battle with leukaemia in June at the age of 59. He enjoyed a successful career involving landmark deals, building a thriving international business and shaping Pact and British Television Distributors’ Association (BTDA) policy.

As well as being credited with putting British distribution on the international map, Dilnott-Cooper was famous in the industry for his charm, eccentricity and integrity.

Kate Dilnott-Cooper, Rupert’s wife of 34 years said anyone wishing to attend the service would be welcome and is asked to email her at kate@dilper.co.uk.