EXCLUSIVE: Veteran UK producer Andrew Eaton, who has been behind films such as Rush and 24 Hour Party People and, more recently, TV shows The Crown and The Trip, is leaving Revolution Films after 22 years.
The well-respected industry stalwart co-founded the Brit production banner in 1994 with director Michael Winterbottom. Since then, he’s produced a wealth of British and international film and television product that has travelled globally.
Eaton is the independent producer who spearheaded the high-octane car racing film Rush, about the public rivalry between legendary Formula One drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt during the 1970s, a $50M independently-financed Brit film with Ron Howard behind the wheel. The project marked the first indie film the Hollywood helmer had directed. Additional film credits for Eaton include musical biopic Good Vibrations; Angelina Jolie starrer A Mighty Heart; and The Killer Inside Me, with Casey Affleck.
He has also had a bundle of success in the TV sphere with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon comical travelogue The Trip and its sequel The Trip to Italy and the multi-acclaimed Red Riding trilogy. He is one of the producers on Netflix’s hugely successful and expensive period drama The Crown.
He’ll continue to work on the projects he has in development, which include a Red Riding for the big screen, based on the novel by David Pearce and produced with Ridley Scott; thriller Into the Darkest Corner, directed and written by Tinge Krishnan; and Blacklands, directed by Julian Jarrold and written by Toni Grisoni based on the novel by Belinda Bauer.
Eaton is currently in production on The Longest Cocktail Party, directed by Winterbottom and produced and composed by former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher and Thomas Q. Nappers’ boxing drama Jawbone, with Johnny Harris, Ian McShane and Ray Winstone.