Gareth Neame is a British Emmy and Golden Globe award winning television producer and executive. As an executive at the BBC, Neame was responsible for bringing a new wave of popular dramas to the screen including Spooks (MI5), State of Play, Hustle and New Tricks.
Since 2004, he has been Managing Director of Carnival Films, the respected British studio which has produced popular television series such as Poirot, Traffik, Jeeves and Wooster, Hotel Babylon and Whitechapel. In 2008, Neame sold the company to NBCUniversal as the cornerstone of its new international TV studios, producing shows such as The Philanthropist for NBC and the highly successful series Downton Abbey. Neame originally proposed the idea for the drama to its writer Julian Fellowes and has executive produced all episodes of the show which has won numerous national and international awards, as well as receiving a Guinness World Record for the highest critical review ratings for a TV show ever. Neame was also honoured by The Producer’s Guild of America with the David L. Wolper award for outstanding producer of long-form television. Under Neame’s stewardship, Carnival also produced the BAFTA award winning best drama serial Any Human Heart and was recognised at both the Broadcast awards and Bulldog awards as best production company in 2011 and 2012 respectively.