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Andy Harries

Chief Executive

Left Bank Pictures

Andy Harries is Chief Executive and co-founder of Left Bank Pictures, a multi award-winning UK-based film and television production company. Established in 2007, and a majority stake acquired by Sony in 2012, Left Bank Pictures has produced a huge range of TV and film including Wallander, Mad Dogs and Strike Back. Left Bank’s multi-award-winning NETFLIX show, The Crown, has garnered 26 Emmy Award nominations and critical acclaim across its four seasons.

Harries has recently executive produced the motion picture ‘Misbehaviour’ starring Kiera Knightley, Ibiza-set thriller ‘White Lines’ for Netflix, ‘Sitting in Limbo’ based on the Windrush scandal, and the 3-part adaptation of James Graham's play 'Quiz.' Harries has also executive produced mystery-thriller ‘Behind Her Eyes’, set to debut on Netflix in 2021.

Harries is also a theatre producer whose credits include the Tony- and Olivier Award-winning play The Audience, which starred both Helen Mirren and Kristin Scott Thomas.

Prior to establishing Left Bank Pictures, Harries was Controller of Drama, Comedy and Film for Granada Productions. During this period, he produced countless British classics including Prime Suspect, Cold Feet and The Royle Family, winning Golden Globes, Emmys and BAFTAs and receiving an Academy Award nomination as a producer of The Queen, which saw a run of six Academy Award nominations. In 2007, Andy was awarded the Special Achievement award by BAFTA, and in May 2011, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Television Society for outstanding contribution to the broadcasting industry. In 2019, Harries was appointed Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for services to film and television.

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