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‘The Crown’ Director Christian Schwochow Signs With CAA (EXCLUSIVE)

Director and author Christian Schwochow has signed with CAA for representation, Variety has learned.

Schwochow continues to be repped by Curtis Brown in the U.K. and Players Agentur Management in Germany.

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The journalist turned auteur recently served as lead director and executive producer on the sixth and final season of “The Crown,” which starred Imelda Staunton, Dominic West and Elizabeth Debicki.

His episodes focused on Princess Diana’s final, tragic months in the lead-up to her fatal 1997 car crash alongside her sometime boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed. Last month Debicki won a Golden Globe award for best TV supporting actress for her portrayal of the princess.

Schwochow also directed multiple episodes of “The Crown” Season 3, which starred Olivia Coleman as Queen Elizabeth II, and Season 5 as well as Netflix series “Munich ’38 (The Edge of War),” produced by Turbine Films and starred Jeremy Irons, George MacKay, and Alex Jennings. Variety’s critic described the film as a “handsome imagining of underground attempts to prevent war during the 1938 Munich conference.”

Schwochow directed the award-winning German series “Bad Banks,” for which he picked up a best director gong at the German Television Awards, as well as helming “NSU: German History X – The Perpetrators.”

He also counts “November Child,” “Cracks in the Shell,” “West,” “Paula” and “Je Suis Karl,” which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival’s Berlinale Special strand three years ago, among his oeuvre.

Before turning to directing, Schwochow worked as a reporter for German and French television. He graduated from Film Academy Baden-Württemberg in 2008.

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