Michael Casey, Producer of The Crown and board member of Left Bank Pictures, is to step down from the Sony Pictures Television-owned Indie after 16 years in which he produced more than 100 hours of television, including some of its most acclaimed series.

Casey joined Left Bank Pictures in 2008 to produce the award-winning Dublin based ITV drama Father and Son, written by Frank Deasy and starring Dougray Scott.

He subsequently relocated to Rome to film detective drama Zen for the BBC, before producing four seasons of the action hit, Strike Back, for Sky / HBO which shot in South Africa, Hungary and Thailand.

In 2016 he joined the producing team on The Crown which has picked up 150 awards including BAFTA, RTS and Golden Globes, and 21 Primetime Emmys including Netflix’s first Emmy for Drama Series.

Casey says: “The story of the last 16 years with Left Bank, and subsequently Sony, has been a remarkable one. Working alongside Andy Harries has, of course, been transformative and I shall miss him dearly. I owe an enormous debt of gratitude as well to all the good people at Left Bank, especially Grace Wilson, Charlie Goldberg and Hilary Benson for their unstinting support on the shows I’ve produced over the years. They are very much at the heart of Left Bank’s ability to deliver the most ambitious series and I couldn’t have played my part without them. The Crown has obviously been a highlight for me, and I would like to thank Peter Morgan and Suzanne Mackie for the opportunity and for their support over the last eight years. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have been part of a best-in-class producing team on The Crown and to have spent so much time with such a wonderful cast and crew. It was very much in the context of the show coming to an end that it felt like the right time for me to take a break, a breath and a moment to consider what new opportunities the future might hold. I wish everyone associated with Left Bank many more years of continued success.”

Andy Harries, CEO of Left Bank Pictures, says: “Michael is one of the most responsible, talented and professional super humans I have ever worked with. He is the best. I will miss his devotion and dry humour very much.”

Jon Creamer

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