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The Crown receives 5 nominations at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards 2017.

Drama series
Leading Actress – Claire Foy
Supporting Actor – Jarred Harris
Supporting Actor – John Lithgow
Supporting Actress – Vanessa Kirby

Peter Morgan said, “I am beyond thrilled for The Crown to have been recognised in a year where so much wonderful work has been achieved in British television. We are all giddy and delighted.”

Andy Harries said, “To secure 12 nominations across BAFTA’s the creative and craft awards is a great achievement . I am delighted for all our nominees and thrilled about the on going domestic and international impact and success of the series.  Our thanks, as always, to Peter Morgan for writing and creating such an ambitious and original series . Left Bank is proud to be his partner and producer.”

http://www.bafta.org/media-centre/press-releases/nominations-announced-television-awards-2017

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The Crown leads the drama nominations at the BAFTA Craft Awards with acknowledgements in seven categories. Congratulations to the whole creative team.

COSTUME DESIGN
MICHELE CLAPTON

DIRECTOR: FICTION
STEPHEN DALDRY Episode Two

PHOTOGRAPHY & LIGHTING: FICTION
ADRIANO GOLDMAN Episode Five

PRODUCTION DESIGN
MARTIN CHILDS The Crown

SPECIAL, VISUAL & GRAPHIC EFFECTS
ONE OF US, MOLINARE

TITLES & GRAPHIC IDENTITY
PATRICK CLAIR, RAOUL MARKS

WRITER: DRAMA
PETER MORGAN

http://www.bafta.org/media-centre/press-releases/television-craft-awards-nominations-announced-2017

BAFTA-winning actor Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner, Secrets & Lies, The King’s Speech and the Harry Potter films), will star in the first episode to be filmed, “The Commuter.” He plays Ed Jacobson, an unassuming employee at a train station who is alarmed to discover that a number of daily commuters are taking the train to a town that shouldn’t exist. When he investigates for himself, he comes face to face with an alternate reality that forces him to confront his own struggles around his relationship with his wife Mary (Rebecca Manley – This is England, The Moorside) and his very troubled son Sam (Anthony Boyle – Harry Potter And The Cursed Child). “The Commuter” is based on the short story of the same name by Philip K. Dick and is written by Jack Thorne (National Treasure, This is England, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child). The episode is directed by Tom Harper (War & Peace, Peaky Blinders).

Also featured in “The Commuter” are Rudi Dharmalingham (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) as fellow train station employee Bob Paine, Tuppence Middleton (War & Peace, Sense8) as the mysterious Linda, Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax) as Martine Jenkins, Ann Akin (Crackanory) as Dr. Simpson, as well as BAFTA Award nominee Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake), Tom Brooke, Nicole Agada, Marko Leht, Matthew Raymond and Naveed Khan.
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams is a 10-episode sci-fi anthology series featuring pointed, thrilling stand-alone episodes each inspired by Philip K. Dick’s renowned shorts stories as adapted by leading British and American writers including Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander), Michael Dinner (Justified), Tony Grisoni (Red Riding, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), Jack Thorne (National Treasure, Skins, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Matthew Graham (Life on Mars, Doctor Who), David Farr (The Night Manager), Dee Rees (Mudbound) and Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim).

Commissioned by Channel 4, who will air the series later this year in the UK and by Amazon for the U.S., Moore and Maril Davis of Tall Ship Productions and Michael Dinner of Rooney McP Productions are executive producing alongside Bryan Cranston and James Degus of Moonshot Entertainment, Isa Dick Hackett, Kalen Egan and Christopher Tricarico of Electric Shepherd Productions, David Kanter and Matt DeRoss of Anonymous Content Entertainment, Lila Rawlings and Marigo Kehoe of Left Bank Pictures, Don Kurt and Kate DiMento in association with Sony Pictures Television.

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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.

The Crown: Deconstructing the Coronation has brought together a star-studded panel with the director, production designer, executive producers and cast members to reveal how they created a brilliantly original and intimate saga about the Royal Family.

Packed with clips and insider anecdotes, this will be a memorable event for those in the industry and the show’s many fans.

Speakers:
Martin Childs, Production Designer
Claire Foy, Queen Elizabeth II
Suzanne Mackie, Executive Producer
Philip Martin, Director and Executive Producer
Matt Smith, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Chaired by Andrew Billen, Journalist and Television Critic, The Times
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Netflix drama The Crown leads the nominations at this year’s Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, chosen by journalists who write about TV and radio.

Its stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith, who play Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, have been nominated in the acting categories, Peter Morgan is shortlisted for best writer, and the series is nominated as the best ‘online first or streaming’ programme.

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The Crown wins best Television Drama Series and Claire Foy wins Best Actress in a Television Series at the Golden Globes 2017.

Andy Harries, ‘Its a big win for the show and for the UK.  At a time when there are more scripted shows than ever before this is such a great reminder that British talent and British stories can still conquer the world!’

New team, new section, new enemies. The high-octane drama starts filming in 2017.  

Strike back is returning to Sky 1 and Cinemax with a brand new cast and new adventures created by the original award-winning team.

Sky 1 and Cinemax’s action-fuelled RTS Award-winning drama returns as the section programme is revived and thrown head-first into today’s modern world of political polarisation, disenchantment, violent power struggles and fear.

Disavowed and disbanded, the Section programme is restored in order to track down a notorious terrorist following a brutal prison break. Tasked with covert military intelligence and high-risk operations, the resurrected unit embarks on a lethal manhunt that will uncover a vast web of interconnected criminal activity. As the team journey across the Middle East and Europe, they uncover a deadly conspiracy which threatens to overwhelm them all and change the face of modern warfare forever…

The elite team is formed of Sergeant Daniel ‘Mac’ McAllister (Warren Brown, Luther), Sergeant Samuel Wyatt (Daniel MacPherson, The Shannara Chronicles) Natalie Roberts (Roxanne McKee, Game of Thrones) and Gracie Novin (Alin Sumarwata, Neighbours).

On the return of Strike Back, Adam MacDonald, Director of Sky 1, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with Cinemax again to deliver more edge-of-your-seat action adventure and this latest series of Strike Back is another welcome addition to Sky 1’s ever-growing collection of high quality, home-grown dramas. At such an interesting time in global politics, this series delivers a compelling take on world events and the murky world of international espionage”.

Executive producer, Andy Harries, said: “Strike Back is the show that took Left Bank Pictures onto the international stage and we are thrilled to be back with such an exciting cast and a world class team of writers, directors and producers.  With a fanbase spread over 150 countries worldwide, Strike Back is television at its very best, where the military comes first!  Our news stars have amazing physical skills which, combined with their military training is going to make the show rock.”