Andy Harries

chief executive, co-founder
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 award-winning TV and film including Wallander (BBC and PBS US), DCI Banks (ITV), Mad Dogs and Strike Back (for Sky and Cinemax). Most recently, Netflix has commissioned Left Bank to produce the first ever Netflix Original series in the UK, The Crown, written by Peter Morgan and directed by Stephen Daldry. Andy is also executive producer on Mad Dogs (US) for Amazon and Outlander for Starz.

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.

Harries is also a theatre producer whose credits include the Tony and Olivier award-winning play The Audience, which has starred both Helen Mirren and Kristin Scott Thomas and the immersive, East London hit, The Generation of Z: Apocalypse.