"The Crown" producer Andy Harries, CEO of Left Bank, has said the feat of restarting production will present "complex challenges" that will require the relocation of production as countries emerge from lockdowns.Speaking as part of BBC Radio 4's "The Media Show" on Wednesday alongside Variety and Jonathan Hewes, boss of "Ocean Autopsy" producer Pioneer Productions, Harries said Left Bank is considering relocating a thriller it plans to shoot in Hungary this fall to London."We had a thriller to shoot in...
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Taking over for longtime chair David Puttnam in February, Harries now leads the group that ensures standards for filming in London in addition to his oversight of the prodco behind Starz period fantasy-drama “Outlander” and Netflix hit “The Crown.” The latter series, which follows the lives of the late Queen Elizabeth II and her family, garnered 63 Emmy noms for its first four seasons, returned for season five in November 2022 and has a sixth — and reportedly final — season in the works. In 2022, Harries (who earned an Oscar nod for best picture for 2006’s “The Queen”) also produced the psychological thriller “The Fear Index” (Sky) and the crime dramas “Three Pines” (Amazon) and “Without Sin” (ITVX). His current production slate includes Netflix YA drama “The Fuck It Bucket” and “Palomino,” a female-led action-thriller set on the Spanish coast.