Co-Founder of 'The Crown' Producer Left Bank Leaves Company

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'The Crown'

Marigo Kehoe has been serving as managing director of the production firm in which Sony Pictures Television in 2012 acquired a majority stake.

Marigo Kehoe, the co-founder and managing director of The Crown producer Left Bank Pictures, has decided to leave the company, according to company sources.

She has been a driving force at the firm since launching it with Andy Harries in 2007. 

Sony Pictures Television in 2012 acquired a majority stake in Left Bank. Sony and Left Bank didn't immediately comment.

Among her TV credits are serving as executive producer of Amazon/Channel 4 series Philip K. Dicks' Electric Dreams, the Channel 4/Amazon co-production and Starz's Outlander.

Appearing Tuesday at a conference in Israel, The Crown producers revealed that star Claire Foy earned less than male co-star Matt Smith for the first two seasons of the Netflix hit.

Foy played Queen Elizabeth in the drama from showrunner Peter Morgan, Sony Pictures Television Studios and Left Bank and earned a Golden Globe, a SAG Award and an Emmy nomination, among other accolades, for the part. Smith came into The Crown — on which he played Prince Philip for two seasons — with considerably more experience after having spent three seasons starring as The Doctor on Doctor Who.

"Going forward, no one gets paid more than the Queen," Left Bank creative director and executive producer Suzanne Mackie said at the INTV Conference in Jerusalem. She acknowledged that Smith's experience on Doctor Who fueled the salary disparity.  

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