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Mike Gunton

Mike Gunton

Executive Producer and Creative Director, BBC Studios Natural History Unit

Michael Gunton is the Creative Director of Factual and The Natural History Unit for BBC Studios. Within this role, Mike works as an executive producer on many BBC titles, acts as an ambassador for BBC Studios internationally, and is responsible for bringing new and pioneering stories about the natural world to global audiences.

Across his career, Mike has worked on many critically acclaimed series such as Galapagos, Yellowstone, Madagascar, Life, Africa, Shark, Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur and Life Story, and speaks internationally at media and scientific gatherings as an ambassador for Natural History filmmaking, the BBC and the natural world.

Mike’s series include the record breaking Planet Earth II, (winner of 4 BAFTAs and 2 Emmys, and believed to have been viewed by around 1 billion people), and the ground-breaking animal behaviour series Dynasties. He has been responsible for the brilliantly innovative Emmy nominated series The Green Planet and bringing the world of dinosaurs to life (working in collaboration with Jon Favreau) with Prehistoric Planet Season 1 and 2. Mike’s latest series, Planet Earth III, has been seen by millions of people across the globe, and brings a new perspective to understanding our natural world and the challenges it faces.

Mike is a fellow of the Royal Television Society and the Linnean Society.