Location manager Harriet Lawrence is this year’s winner of the Production Guild Inspiration Award in association with Working Title. Harriet started out in location management in 2004, working in commercials before going on to dramas and independent UK features. She has found the moon on Earth, Scotland inside of the M25, the Maldives in a Heathrow hotel and Wolverhampton in Central Scotland, and has filmed on beaches, mountains, prisons and stately homes. On Suffragette (Pathé), she took the first feature film crew to shoot in the House of Commons. Other credits include Burton and Taylor, Fleming, and the Outnumbered series for BBC; set up for the first series of ITV’s Downton Abbey; and all Stephen Poliakoff dramas in the last 10 years, including Dancing on the Edge (BBC). This summer she wrapped on My Cousin Rachel (Fox Searchlight), adapted and directed by Roger Michell.
Harriet has run training for Assistant Location Managers at both Film London and the Production Guild, and has trained over 65 of the next generation of location managers.