Executive Producer

Gareth Neame


Gareth Neame is a BAFTA, Emmy and Golden Globe award winning TV producer and executive. He has been CEO of Carnival Films since 2004 and responsible for many popular shows, most notably the global TV phenomenon Downton Abbey, winner of three Golden Globes, fifteen Primetime Emmys and a Special BAFTA Award.  With a total of 69 nominations Downton is the most nominated non-US show in Emmy history and the UK’s most successful scripted export. Following the success of the television series, Neame produced the Downton Abbey movie which topped $190m at the box office, making it the most successful release ever for its distributor Focus Features. In a career spanning 30 years Neame has been behind numerous award winning and highly acclaimed shows such as SpooksState of PlayJamestownThe Last KingdomPage Eight and The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies.  In 2014 Neame was announced by 10 Downing Street as an Ambassador of the GREAT Britain campaign and was appointed OBE in the Queen’s 90th birthday honours list for services to drama. He has been listed in the Variety 500 index of most influential business leaders in the global entertainment industry.