Plimsoll elevates BBC alum Mark Brownlow to creative director, natural history, as Tom Hugh-Jones exits

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UK-based producer Plimsoll Productions, an ITV Studios company, has promoted BAFTA- and Emmy-winning filmmaker Mark Brownlow to the role of creative director of natural history.

Brownlow (pictured) joined Plimsoll earlier this year as an executive producer in the company’s natural history division, where he worked on the upcoming Disney+/National Geographic seven-part series Incredible Animal Journeys. In his new role, he will continue to report directly to Martha Holmes, Plimsoll’s chief creative officer of natural history and science.

Plimsoll’s current creative director of natural history, Tom Hugh-Jones, will leave the company at the end of the year.

Before joining Plimsoll, Brownlow worked with the BBC for nearly three decades, leading the creative vision of such major hits as the blue-chip nature series Blue Planet II and Frozen Planet II and producing episodes for titles like Planet Earth and Wild Pacific (both for the BBC and Discovery).

Brownlow is also executive producing a 10-part wildlife series for Apple TV+ that has yet to be announced. Other credits include Eden: Untamed Planet for BBC Two and AMC Networks, Earth’s Tropical Islands for BBC and PBS, as well as Hidden KingdomOceans: Our Blue Planet 3DArctic: Our Frozen PlanetOcean GiantsInside the Perfect PredatorSuper/Natural: The Unseen Powers of Animals and Weird Nature.

Plimsoll is currently in production on 20 series, including The Last Frontier with Alex Honnold and Arctic Ascent with Alex Honnold for Nat Geo and Disney+. Recent premieres include Super/Natural for those same platforms, as well as A Year on Planet Earth for ITV and Fox Nation.