LEFT BANK Pictures is an award-winning independent television and film production company founded in July 2007.

Wallander (BBC 1)

Drama with ambition, vision, scale and style.

The Halcyon (ITV1)

We are at the forefront of high quality, popular film and television for both the UK & international markets.

The Crown (Netflix)

 

 

We pride ourselves on nurturing and championing exciting new talent set to create the hits of tomorrow.

Mad Dogs (Sky 1)

‘Left Bank’s combined portfolio is a benchmark for popular, innovative and quality drama programming; it punches well above its weight.’ Broadcast

The Crown (Netflix)

‘DCI Banks is a touch of class. Some really superior writing is going on here.’ The Times

DCI Banks (ITV1)

We are working with the UK’s leading writing, directing and on-screen talent to produce bold, innovative feature films, television dramas and cutting edge comedy.

The Replacement (BBC1)

Creative partnerships with global television networks.

Oasis (Amazon Video)

Working with the best comedy and drama talent both on and off screen.

Not Like That, Like This (ITV1)

LEFT BANK Pictures

Left Bank Pictures is a multi award-winning film and television independent production company set up by Chief Executive Andy Harries and Managing Director Marigo Kehoe. Since 2007, Left Bank has built up a creative team with a wealth of experience in British filmmaking and broadcasting. In 2012 Sony Pictures Television took a majority stake in the company signalling a significant move into scripted production for Sony in the UK. Left Bank Pictures has produced major drama series for the BBC / WGBH, ITV1, Sky1 HD, and HBO / Cinemax, two comedy series for E4 and motion pictures for Sony Pictures, Europacorp and Optimum Releasing with many more projects in development. Named Best Independent Production Company at the Broadcast Awards in 2011, Left Bank Pictures has a portfolio of films and series have been recognised by the Golden Globes, Emmy’s, Academy Awards, BAFTA and Royal Television Society amongst many other award ceremonies. Working with the UK’s leading writing, directing and on-screen talent to produce bold, innovative feature films, television dramas and cutting edge comedy Left Bank Pictures prides itself on nurturing and championing exciting new talent set to create the hits of tomorrow.

Working with the UK's
leading writing, directing
and on-screen talent
"Left Bank are a benchmark
for popular, innovative, and quality
drama programming" Broadcast, 2012

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  • The Halcyon Series 1

    ‘From time to time, I have to do things against my instinct. But the point is I am paid to serve and the guest must always come first.‘

    The Halcyon is an 8 part drama series for ITV which tells the story of a bustling and glamorous five star hotel at the centre of London society and a world at war.

    The drama, set in 1940, shows London life through the prism of war and the impact it has on families, politics, relationships and work across every social strata, set to a soundtrack of the music of the era.

    The Halcyon reveals how war permeates everyone’s lives from the glamorous guests to its loyal, hard-working staff watched from within by American journalist Joe O’Hara.

    Created by writer Charlotte Jones (Without You), who also writes the series. It will be executive produced by Sharon Hughff (Strike Back, Waterloo Road) and produced by Chris Croucher (Downton Abbey).

    Written by: Charlotte Jones

    Producer: Chris Croucher

    Executive Producer: Sharon Hughff, Andy Harries

  • Married Single Other

    Six friends discover the difficulties of living with, and without, the one you love. Sexy, funny and true to life, Married, Single, Other tells the story of three couples trying to work out what a couple is these days.

    Through love, passion, heartbreak and tragedy Lillie, Eddie, Clint, Abbey, Babs and Dickie contemplate the meaning of ‘happily ever after’.  It’s never as simple as ‘I do’

    CREDITS

    6 x 60′ for ITV1, transmitted between 22nd – 29th February 2010

    Starring: Shaun Dooley, Lucy Davis, Dean Lennox Kelly, Amanda Abbington, Ralf Little and Miranda Raison

    Written & Created by: Peter Souter
    Directors: Declan Lowney and Charles Martin
    Producer: Radford Neville
    Executive Producers: Andy Harries, Francis Hopkinson & Peter Souter

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    Mad Dogs Series 4

    Series Four, the grand finale, sees the conclusion of our story and the completion of our journey.  Has the past finally caught up with the Mad Dogs?

    CREDITS

    2 x 60′ for Sky 1 HD
    TX: Christmas 2013

    Max Beesley, Philip Glenister, John Simm and Marc Warren

    Written and Created by: Cris Cole
    Directed by: Adrian Shergold

    Produced by: Sanne Wohlenberg
    Executive Producers: Andy Harries, Suzanne Mackie and Cris Cole

    Mad Dogs Series 3

    Shot on location in Cape Town, South Africa, a third series of the hit black comedy starring Max Beesley, Philip Glenister, John Simm and Marc Warren is due for transmission in early 2013.

    Series One proved a big success with viewers, gaining a loyal weekly audience to become the eleventh most watched programme in Sky 1's history. The programme received a BAFTA nomination for Drama Serial, adding to Sky's record number of  bafta  nominations this year in its entire 20 year history.

    CREDITS

    4 x 60' for Sky 1 HD
    Aired in June 2013

    Max Beesley, Philip Glenister, John Simm & Marc Warren

    Written & Created by: Cris Cole
    Directed by: Adrian Shergold
    Executive Producers: Andy Harries, Suzanne Mackie & Huw Kennair-Jones


    “Fiendishly entertaining”
    Time Out

    Mad Dogs Series 2

    The second series, filmed in Majorca, will comprise of 4 x episodes for transmission in early 2012 with all cast optioned for a potential third series too.

    Series One proved a big success with viewers earlier this year, gaining a loyal weekly audience to become the eleventh most watched programme in Sky 1's history. And the programme has also received a bafta  nomination for Drama Serial, adding to Sky's record number of  bafta  nominations this year in its entire 20 year history.

    Sun, Fun & Scandal
    The Mad Dogs are back for more

    CREDITS

    4 x for Sky 1 HD
    Aired between Jan 19th - 9th Feb 2012  sky  1HD

    Max Beesley, Philip Glenister, John Simm & Marc Warren

    Written by: Cris Cole
    Director: James Hawes
    Executive Producers: Andy Harries & Suzanne Mackie

     

    “We’e back into edge-of-the-seat territory, heaven knows how it will all end, but it’s unlikely to be pretty.”

    Mad Dogs Series 1

    Written by Cris Cole Mad Dogs centres around the reunion of a group of old friends. Woody (Beesley), Quinn (Glenister), Baxter (Simm) and Rick (Warren) have been mates since sixth form. The fifth member of the gang, Alvo (Ben Chaplin), lives in Majorca, having made his fortune in property.

    Now in their 40s; a mix of single, married and divorced; they've been invited out to Alvo's villa to celebrate his retirement. However, their trip does not work out as planned and takes a dark turn for when the holiday becomes a labyrinthine nightmare of lies, deception and murder.

    Mad Dogs is a darkly comic twisted tale of friendship put to the ultimate test as an inconceivable chain of events unfolds. Four ordinary blokes faced with a set of extraordinary circumstances and not handling it!

    CREDITS

    4 x 60' for Sky 1 HD
    TX: February/March 2011

    Max Beesley, Philip Glenister, John Simm & Marc Warren

    Written & Created by: Cris Cole
    Directed by: Adrian Shergold
    Executive Producers: Andy Harries, Suzanne Mackie & Huw Kennair-Jones


  • Father & Son

    Set against the backdrop of Ireland’s rapid economic resurgence, Father & Son depicts the complexity of modern inner city life where crime is now a global business and gun culture is an ever more entrenched part of everyday life. Ex-criminal, Michael O’Connor (Dougray Scott) returns to Manchester from a quiet life in Ireland to save his teenage son from prison, but also to redeem his own troubled past.

    Winner of Best Script (Frank Deasy) and Best Supporting Actor (Stephen Rea) at the 2010 Irish Film and Television Awards and nominated for Best Single Drama/Serial.

    CREDITS

    4 x 60 for  ITV, in association with  RTE
    Transmitted on RTE One in Ireland between 29th June – 20th July 2009
    UK TX was 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th June 2010

    Starring: Dougray Scott, Sophie Okonedo, Stephen Rea and Ian Hart
    Writer: Frank Deasy
    Director: Brian Kirk
    Producer: Michael Casey
    Executive Producer: Andy Harries

  • The Ice Cream Girls

    An adaptation of Dorothy Koomson’s The Ice Cream Girls for ITV.  It was the first drama to be distributed by Sony Pictures Television since acquiring Left Bank Pictures.

    It follows two teenage girls accused of murdering their schoolteacher and forced to go their separate ways. After 17 years they are reunited in the seaside town they fled and are forced to confront each other and their shared history.

    The drama will feature Lorraine Burroughs (DCI Banks, Fast Girls, Spooks) and Jodhi May (The Scapegoat, The Jury, Strike Back) as the lead characters. It will be set in the present with events from the past unfolding through flashbacks.

  • Zen

    Set in and around Rome, and based on the best-selling novels by the late Michael Dibdin, Rufus Sewell stars as the fictional Italian detective Aurelio Zen. Vendetta, Cabal & Ratking will feature many of the combined attractions of Italy and the Dibdin novels – thrilling investigations, fun, passion, warmth and beautiful people.

    Three 90 minute films produced by LEFT BANK Pictures for the BBC in association with RTI (Mediaset Group), Masterpiece on PBS and ZDF with additional funding from BBC Worldwide, Ingenious and Lipsync.

    TX: Sunday 2nd, 9th & 16th January 2011, 9pm on BBC 1

    Vendetta:
    Screenplay by: Simon Burke (Sons & Lovers, White Teeth)
    Directed by: John Alexander (Small Island, Sense & Sensibility)
    Producer: Michael Casey (My Boy Jack, Father & Son)

    Cabal:
    Screenplay by: Simon Burke
    Directed by: Chris Menaul
    Producer: Michael Casey

    Ratking:
    Screenplay by: Simon Burke
    Directed by: Jon Jones
    Producer: Michael Casey

  • Loving Miss Hatto

    Loving Miss Hatto charts the incredible story of pianist Joyce Hatto, her relationship with her husband and the controversial recordings that made her famous late in life.

    Writer Victoria Wood – ‘Loving Miss Hatto is a screenplay inspired by the true story of classical pianist Joyce Hatto and her husband Barrie. It begins with their meeting in the grey shabby London of the early fifties and ends in the twenty first century in a cul-de-sac in Royston, Hertfordshire. This is a story of two young people with high hopes who, like most of us, get bashed in the face by life. It is, above all a love story’.

  • The Replacement

    Morven Christie (The A Word) and Vicky McClure (This is England) front The Replacement, a new psychological thriller for BBC One, written and directed by Joe Ahearne (The Secret of Crickley Hall, Doctor Who, This Life), produced by Left Bank Pictures.  The series will also star Richard Rankin, Dougray Scott, Neve McIntosh, Navin Chowdhry and Siobhan Redmond.

    When Ellen (Christie), a successful architect in her mid-thirties, becomes pregnant, she finds maternity cover in Paula (McClure): brilliant, enthusiastic and raring to go. Ellen wants to champion her, but something’s not right. Ellen begins to fear for her safety when she suspects her replacement has a disturbing agenda. Can her suspicions be explained away as female rivalry and her own insecurity of opting out of work at the top of her game… or do they speak to something deeper?

    This chilling mini-series examines the darker side of working women, motherhood and the issues that arise from making ‘the right choice’.

    The 3×60’ series is produced by Nicole Cauverien and executive produced by Andy Harries and Suzanne Mackie for Left Bank Pictures, and Matthew Read for BBC One.

  • Oasis

    Premiering on Amazon Prime & streaming for 30 days
    Live – 13:00 17/03/2017
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    Amazon Prime Video Platform

    Based on the cult-hit novel The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber, Oasisfollows a priest (Richard Madden, Game of Thrones) who is sent into space to help establish a colony on a distant planet. What he ends up discovering not only puts his faith to the test, but life as we know it.

    The pilot also stars world-renowned Indian actor and producer Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire, 24) as Vikram Danesh, the head of the base on Oasis, Michael Shaw (Limitless) as B.G., Antje Traue (Man of Steel) as Grainger, Mark Addy (Game of Thrones) as Halloran, Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense, Alpha House) as Sy, Maureen Sebastian (American Gothic) as Alicia Ruiz, Michael Shaffer (Coach Sinclair) as Phelps, and Zawe Ashton (Nocturnal Animals) as Severin. Oasis is written by Matt Charman (Bridge of Spies), executive produced by Charman, Andy Harries (The Crown), Lila Rawlings (Left Bank Pictures) and Kevin MacDonald (The Last King of Scotland), and produced by Rob Bullock (The Night Manager), with MacDonald directing. The one-hour drama pilot is a co-production of Amazon Studios and Left Bank Pictures.

    Executive Produced by Andy Harries, Lila Rawlings,
    Matt Charman and Kevin MacDonald
    Produced by Rob Bullock
    Written by Matt Charman
    Directed by Kevin MacDonald

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    Outlander Series 2

    Outlander is a drama based on Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling fantasy/romance/adventure series of books.

    Series two begins as Claire and Jamie arrive in France, hell-bent on infiltrating the Jacobite rebellion led by Prince Charles Stuart, and stopping the battle of Culloden. With the help of his cousin Jared, a local wine merchant, Jamie and Claire are thrown into the lavish world of French society, where intrigue and parties are abundant, but political gain proves far less fruitful.
    Altering the course of history presents challenges that begin to weigh on the very fabric of their relationship. However, armed with the knowledge of what lies ahead, Claire and Jamie must race to prevent a doomed Highland uprising, and the extinction of Scottish life as they know it.

    The 19 part series comes from Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining and Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television for Starz.

    19 x 60′ for Starz.  Available on Amazon Prime in the UK.

    Outlander Series 1

    Outlander is a drama based on Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling fantasy/romance/adventure series of books.

    It follows Claire, a married World War II combat nurse, who mistakenly steps back in time to year 1743 where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world of adventure that sends her on the run and threatens her life. When Claire is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, it ignites a passionate affair that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

    The seven-book series has sold over 20 million copies.

    The 16 part series comes from Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining and Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television for Starz.

    19 x 60' for Starz

    Broadcast on Amazon Prime in the UK

  • The Crown Series 1

    A Netflix original series, The Crown focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world’s most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with the legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne… A new era is dawning. Peter Morgan’s masterfully researched scripts reveal the Queen’s private journey behind the public façade with daring frankness. Prepare to be welcomed into the coveted world of power and privilege and behind locked doors in Westminster and Buckingham Palace… The leaders of an empire await.

    The 10-part series reunites Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) with director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and producer Andy Harries (The Queen). Based on the award-winning play, The Audience, The Crown tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II’s early reign, revealing the personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th Century.

    Written by: Peter Morgan

    Directors: Stephen Daldry, Philip Martin, Julian Jarrold and Benjamin Caron

    Series Producer: Andrew Eaton

    Executive Producers: Peter Morgan, Stephen Daldry, Philip Martin, Andy Harries, Suzanne Mackie, Tanya Seghatchian, Robert Fox and Matthew Byam Shaw

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    2
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    Wallander Series 4

    SIR KENNETH BRANAGH returns in his BAFTA winning role as Inspector Kurt Wallander in three new films produced for BBC One by Left Bank Pictures, Yellow Bird and TKBC, co-produced with Masterpiece, TV4, Film i Skåne and the Copenhagen Film Fund, in cooperation with ARD Degeto and with the support of the Ystad Österlen Filmfond.

    Haunted by his past, Wallander faces a deeply personal case whilst looking toward the future with profound uncertainty, he will have no choice but to come face-to-face with his most intractable adversary: himself.

    CREDITS
    3 x 90′ for BBC One

    The White Lioness – written by James Dormer – directed by Benjamin Caron
    (Shot on location in Cape Town)

    The Troubled Man and A Lesson In Love – written by Peter Harnes – directed by Benjamin Caron
    (Shot on location in Skane, Sweden; and Copenhagen, Denmark.)

     All three films are adapted from Henning Mankell’s novels The White Lioness and The Troubled Man

     

    Wallander Series 3

    Kenneth Branagh  returns as Inspector Wallander in three new detective dramas based on two best-selling novels  Before The Frost  &  The Dogs of Riga, by Henning Mankell, with the third adaptation based on Mankell's short story  The Grave.

    The heart of the 3rd series will focus on Kurt Wallander's relationship with his ever maturing daughter following the death of his father, and will be set in Southern Sweden for the first and third episodes and Riga, Latvia and Sweden for the second episode.

    CREDITS

    3 x 90' for BBC One

    Producer: Sanne Wohlenberg / UK Executive Producers: Andy Harries, Kenneth Branagh

    Directors:
    Toby Haynes  (An Event in Autumn)
    Esther May Campbell  (The Dogs of Riga)
    Charles Martin  (Before the Frost)

    Writer: Peter Harness

    A Left Bank Pictures / Yellowbird /  tkbcProduction for the  bbc. Co-Produced with  ardDegeto,  wgbh  Boston and Film I Skane & TV4. Made with support from Region of Skane, City of Ystad-Osterlen Film Bond, Sweden.

    Wallander Series 2

    Kenneth Branagh returns as Inspector Wallander in three new detective dramas based on the best-selling novels Faceless Killers, The Fifth Woman and The Man Who Smiled, in which the eponymous hero fights an ever-increasing tide of crime in Ystad, southern Sweden.

    CREDITS

    3 × 90' for  bbc  One -  Transmitted: 3rd January – 17th January 2010, 9pm

    Faceless  killers -  Director:  Hettie Macdonald -  Director of Photography:  Igor Martinivic

    Written by:  Richard Cottan -  The  man  who  smiled

    Director:  Andy Wilson -  Director of Photography:  Igor Martinovic

    Written by:  Simon Donald & Richard Cottan-  The  fifth  woman  Director:  Aisling Walsh

    Director of Photography:  Lukas Strebal -  Written by:  Richard Cottan

    Producer:  Sanne Wohlenberg

    A Left Bank Pictures / Yellowbird /  tkbcProduction for the  bbc. Co-Produced with  ardDegeto,  wgbh  Boston and Film I Skane & TV4. Made with support from Region of Skane, City of Ystad-Osterlen Film Bond, Sweden.

    Wallander Series 1

    Drama series starring Kenneth Branagh as Swedish detective Kurt Wallander, investigating a series of violent and terrifying murders in the beautiful setting of Skane, southern Sweden.

    Sidetracked, Firewall and One Step Behind follow Kurt Wallander -  a disillusioned everyman - as he struggles against a rising tide of violence in the apparently sleepy backwaters in and around Ystad in beautiful southern Sweden.

    Baffling crimes and seemingly motiveless murders are investigatd by Wallander leading to surprising and shocking discoveries in three compelling feature length films, based on the best-selling books by Henning Mankell - an international publishing phenomenon with 25 million copies sold worldwide.

    CREDITS

    3 x 90′ for  BBC One
    A Left Bank Pictures / Yellowbird / tkbc Production for BBC
    Co-Produced with ardDegeto, wgbh Boston and Film I Skane

    Transmitted: 23rd November – 14th December 2008

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    DCI Banks Series 4

    Stephen Tompkinson reprises his role as DCI Alan Banks with Andrea Lowe (Love Life, Monroe) playing DS Annie Cabbot and Caroline Catz (Doc Martin) as DI Helen Morton.  The fourth series will feature powerful personal stories for the lead characters, both in their private lives and in their work environment; a deeper exploration of Banks’ relationship with his parents, further complications in Annie and Banks on/off romance and a personal crisis that threatens Helen’s career.

    What Will Survive – written by Nicholas Hicks-Beach (Law & Order: UK, Lewis, Letters From A Killer).
    Home
    – written by Nicholas Hicks-Beach (Law & Order: UK, Lewis, Letters From A Killer).

    Ghosts – written by Paul Logue (Midsomer Murders, Death In Paradise, Waterloo Road, Casualty)

    Starring: Stephen Tompkinson, Andrea Lowe, Caroline Catz

    Producer: Radford Neville
    Executive Producer: Andy Harries and Radford Neville

     

    DCI Banks Series 3

    DCI Banks

    Stephen Tompkinson, Andrea Lowe and Caroline Catz return in the award-winning detective series based on three novels by Peter Robinson. In three new adaptations (Wednesday's Child, Piece of My Heart, Bad Boy), the series marks the return of DS Annie Cabbot from maternity leave. With both Annie and DI Helen Morton now on his team, will Banks successfully be able to juggle the opposing views of both these strong willed women?

    Starring: Stephen Tompkinson, Andrea Lowe, Caroline Catz, Lorraine Burroughs and Jack Deam
    Written by: Robert Murphy, Catherine Tregenna
    Producer: Emma Kingsman-Lloyd
    Directed by: Bill Eagles, Ed Bazelgette, Stephen Woolfenden
    Executive Producers: Robert Murphy, Gabriel Silver, Andy Harries


    DCI Banks Series 2

    Stephen Tompkinson returns as Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks, in the hit series based on the novels of the award-winning crime writer Peter Robinson. In three new adaptations (Strange Affair, Dry Bones That Dream & Innocent Graves), Banks must come to terms with dramatic changes to his team, as DS Annie Cabbot's impending maternity leave leads to the arrival of DI Helen Morton as a brilliant, accomplished, but socially inept addition to the Yorkshire Major Crimes Unit.

    Starring: Stephen Tompkinson, Andrea Lowe, Caroline Catz, Lorraine Burroughs & Jack Deam
    Written by: Robert Murphy, Rob Williams, Andrew Payne & Rob Williams
    Producer: Emma Kingsman-Lloyd
    Directed by: Tim Fywell, Jim Loach, Mat King
    Executive Producers: Robert Murphy, Charles Elton, Andy Harries

    DCI Banks Series 1

     

    Stephen Tompkinson leads the cast as Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks, based on the hugely successful novels from award winning international crime writer Peter Robinson. Tompkinson stars in the TV adaptation of three Inspector Banks novels: Playing with Fire, Friend of the Devil and Cold is the Grave.

    In Playing with Fire, two bodies are found after a fire on some narrow boats and Banks and DS Annie Cabbot find themselves on the trail of an arsonist who has killed two people.

    In Friend of the Devil a young student is attacked in the middle of the city and in another part of Yorkshire a woman has her throat cut, but the two different murders have disturbing similarities.

    Cold is the Grave is a case terrifyingly close to home as Banks is asked by his boss, Superintendent Gerry Rydell, to find his missing teenage daughter

    Starring: Stephen Tompkinson, Andrea Lowe, Lorraine Burroughs, Jack Deam
    Written by: Robert Murphy, Laurence Davey
    Producer: Stephen Smallwood
    Directed by: Paul Whittington, Bill Anderson, Marek Losey
    Executive Producers: Andy Harries, Francis Hopkinson

    DCI Banks Series 5

    Stephen Tompkinson reprises his role as DCI Alan Banks with Andrea Lowe (Love Life, Monroe) playing DS Annie Cabbot and Caroline Catz (Doc Martin) as DI Helen Morton.

    The fifth series will not only feature self-contained stories told over two episodes, but, in an explosive serial crime story that weaves through the whole series, DCI Banks will be forced to question all that he holds dear, as he pits his detective skills against criminals who will stop at nothing to escape the law.

    Starring: Stephen Tompkinson, Andrea Lowe, Caroline Catz, Samuel Anderson, Shaun Dooley, Maimie McCoy, Jack Deam
    Producer: Anne-Louise Russell
    Directed by:Craig Pickles, Robert Quinn and Mark Brozel

    Executive Producers: Andy Harries, Radford Neville

  • Not Like That, Like This

    A single film about legendary comedian Tommy Cooper, written by Simon Nye (How Do You Want Me, Men Behaving Badly) and starring David Threlfall (Shameless, Nowhere Boy) as Tommy.

    Simon Nye’s script focuses on the dilemma the much-loved comedian faced when he fell in love with assistant Mary Kay (Helen McCrory) and embarked upon a relationship that would last 17 years. Tommy was married to Gwen (Amanda Redman), whom he adored and affectionately nicknamed Dove. Tommy was unable to choose between Dove and Mary, and his untimely death live on air in 1984 meant that he never did.

    Andy Harries, Left Bank Pictures: “Few comics have had such a lasting influence on UK culture as Tommy Cooper . The man was a comedy giant who spent his final years juggling his hugely successful public persona with a private passion for two women.   Just like that.”

    1 x 90′ for ITV1
    Written by: Simon Nye
    Director: Benjamin Caron
    Producer: Lucy Dyke
    Executive Producer: Andy Harries
    Consultant: John Fischer (Friend and author of Always Leave Them Laughing)

"It's awesome! Everything that's capable
of exploding explodes."
- The Guardian

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  • The Damned United

    Set in 1960’s and 1970’s England, The Damned United tells the confrontational and darkly humorous story of Brian Clough’s doomed 44 day tenure as manager of the reigning champions of English football Leeds United.

    The Damned United stars Michael Sheen (The Deal, The Queen, Frost/Nixon) as the legendary, opinionated football manager Brian Clough with Timothy Spall (Secrets and Lies, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Sweeney Todd) as his right hand man, only friend, and crutch Peter Taylor. Colm Meaney (Layer Cake, Intermission, The Commitments) plays Clough’s nemesis Don Revie.  Jim Broadbent (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Longford, Iris) plays Sam Longson, Derby Chairman.

    CREDITS

    BBC  Films/ Columbia Pictures Industries Inc/ Screen Yorkshire

    UK Release:  March 27 2009
    Cert: 15

    Starring: Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney & Jim Broadbent
    Director: Tom Hooper
    Writer: Peter Morgan

  • All In Good Time

    The big screen adaptation of the Olivier Award Winning play, Rafta Rafta, by Ayub Khan Din (East Is East) produced for the National Theatre, based on the Bill Naughton play All In Good Time.

    Reece Ritchie (The Lovely Bones) and Amara Karan (The Darjeeling Limited) star as Atul Dutt and his young bride Vina for whom married life is proving far from straightforward.  Meera Syal (Anita and Me) and Harish Patel play the parents and when it’s time for bed, Atul is so woefully inhibited by the proximity of his parents, let alone his brother’s childish pranks, that his beautiful virgin bride remains just that.

    When their hard saved for honeymoon is cancelled the next day, the couple is forced to return to the Dutt household and set up home there. So with meddling parents, nosy neighbours and a community that thrives on gossip, can this marriage last? And it’s up to Atul’s parents to face up to some home truths about their own marriage and not pass their mistakes on to the next generation.

  • Dark River

    Yorkshire-born director Clio Barnard is returning to her home county to film her next feature, Dark River.

    Barnard, who directs Dark River from her own screenplay, first won critical acclaim in 2010 for her feature length documentary The Arbor, which she followed with The Selfish Giant in 2013 – both projects won several awards and nods, including Best Screenplay at the Evening Standard British Film Awards and British Film of the Year at the London Critics Circle Film Awards respectively.

    Dark River has backing from Screen Yorkshire, Film4, the BFI and the Wellcome Trust, and is exec produced by Left Bank Pictures; Andy Harries, Lila Rawlings and Suzanne Mackie. Tracy O’Riordan produces for Moonspun Films.

  • The Lady

    A Luc Besson film, The Lady is one of the greatest love stories set against a background of polictial turmoil which continues today. It is the extraordinary story of how Aung San Suu Kyi (Michelle Yeoh) and her husband Michael Aris (David Thewlis) gave up their happiness at great cost when the wife’s country called upon her. Yet despite distance, long separations, danger and an actively hostile regime their love endured until the end.

    The Lady tells the story of Burma’s democracy movement and the woman at the centre of it, it’s inspiration and hope. Burma’s desperate struggle still goes on today and both ‘The Lady’, as she is popularly known, and the country still refuse to give up their goal.

  • Zen

    Set in and around Rome, and based on the best-selling novels by the late Michael Dibdin, Rufus Sewell stars as the fictional Italian detective Aurelio Zen. Vendetta, Cabal & Ratking will feature many of the combined attractions of Italy and the Dibdin novels with thrilling investigations, fun, passion, warmth and beautiful people.

    Michael Dibdin lived in Italy for many years and had 11 Zen books published, which continue to entertain readers around the world. He died three years ago. His novels won many awards including the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger for Ratking.

“The best detective of this century...
Kenneth Branagh’s performance
is close to perfect.” The Sunday Times

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