Andy Harries is Chief Executive and co-founder of Left Bank Pictures, which was named Production Company of the Year at the 2017 Edinburgh International Television Festival and Best Independent Production Company at the 2011 Broadcast Awards.
Established in 2007, Left Bank Pictures programmes have won awards at BAFTA, RTS, Golden Globes and Emmys and has built up a world class creative team with a wealth of experience in British filmmaking and broadcasting. Launched with BBC Worldwide backing, a majority stake of the company was acquired by Sony in 2012.
In the last 12 months alone the company has seen the Golden Globe winning series The Crown launch on Netflix to global acclaim, with a second season already completed. In 2017 Left Bank also made the three-part thriller The Replacement for BBC One and the wartime drama series The Halcyon for ITV as well as producing the UK’s first Amazon Original Drama - Oasis.
Left Bank Pictures produced four series of the seven times BAFTA award-winning Wallander for the BBC and Masterpiece; six series of Strike Back for Sky 1 and HBO; four series of Mad Dogs for Sky 1;, Zen for BBC One; the four-part ITV thriller Father & Son and five series of the ITV crime drama DCI Banks. Other shows include Married, Single, Other for ITV, BBC single drama Loving Miss Hatto written by Victoria Wood and Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This, a film for ITV.
Comedy programmes from Left Bank include the BBC Three Youtube hit Please Like and School of Comedy and Cardinal Burns for E4.
Feature films include the forthcoming Dark River which premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival. Previous films include The Damned United, All in Good Time and The Lady
Prior to establishing Left Bank Pictures, Harries was Controller of Drama, Comedy and Film for Granada Productions. During this period he produced a huge range of dramas, comedies and films, including Silent Witness, Prime Suspect, Cold Feet, The Royle Family and The Street, 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, Harries 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.