Mike Gunton

Mike Gunton, Creative Director at 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.

Mike has worked on many critically acclaimed series including 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 most recent 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 in 2018, the ground breaking animal behaviour series Dynasties.

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

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