Left Bank creative director, Suzanne Mackie has left the production company to set up her own indie, Orchid Pictures. The newly formed company will be based in London and work across television and film.

Mackie will be engaged by Netflix through Orchid Pictures.  She will continue as an Executive Producer of The Crown for Seasons 5 and 6.

Suzanne Mackie: “Having spent 12 very happy and creatively fulfilling years working with Andy Harries and the team at Left Bank Pictures, starting my own company felt like an exciting next chapter in my career. The opportunity of further deepening my collaboration with Netflix presented an immensely exciting opportunity.

“I am delighted that I can continue the onward journey of The Crown with Peter Morgan, Left Bank Pictures and the rest of The Crown team whilst building Orchid Pictures; The Crown has become a significant part of my life.

“It’s thrilling that Hannah Campbell will join me from Sky, where her excellent reputation was established. She and I have high hopes for Orchid Pictures and the prospect of working with Netflix to create a bespoke slate of projects – from emerging and established talent – which reflect our passion, vision and taste.”

Andy Harries, CEO, Left Bank Pictures: “I have enjoyed an amazing journey with Suzanne, from Mad Dogs to Misbehaviour with lots of The Crown on top! She is smart, wise and has great taste. I have no doubt she will create some classy new shows for Netflix as well as riding sidesaddle with us on The Crown.”

Since joining Left Bank Pictures in 2009, Mackie has developed and exec produced four series of the BAFTA nominated Mad Dogs which went on to be adapted for the US market.  She exec produced BBC One’s BAFTA winning The Replacement and is an exec producer on forthcoming 6-parter Behind Her Eyes for Netflix. She recently originated and produced feature film Misbehaviour for Pathe, directed by Philippa Lowthorpe, starring Keira Knightly, Jessie Buckley and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

She is the Executive Producer on The Crown for Netflix. Having recently completed seasons three and four, she is now exec producing seasons five and six.

Jon Creamer