Kris Thykier is the Founder of London based Archery Pictures. Since its launch, Thykier has developed and produced the television series RIVIERA for Sky Atlantic, which recently finished shooting its second season, and the limited series THE STATE for Channel 4 / National Geographic. He is currently in post-production on the feature film TOLKIEN starring Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins and Derek Jacobi for Fox Searchlight / Chernin Entertainment.
Before launching Archery Pictures, Thykier headed PeaPie Films: one of the UK’s leading independent film producers.
Films produced by Thykier under the PeaPie banner include John Madden's political thriller MISS SLOANE starring Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Stuhlbarg and John Lithgow. The epic love story ALI & NINO, written by Christopher Hampton, directed by Asif Kapadia and starring Adam Bakri, María Valverde, Riccardo Scamarcio, Connie Nielsen and Mandy Patinkin. John Wells’s BURNT, staring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Uma Thurman, Daniel Brühl, Riccardo Scarmacio, Emma Thompson, Lily James, Omar Sy, Jamie Dornan, Sam Keeley, Sarah Greene, Matthew Rhys and Alicia Vikander.
WOMAN IN GOLD, directed by Simon Curtis and starring Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl and Katie Holmes. Thykier also developed and produced TRASH with Working Title, directed by Stephen Daldry and based on a screenplay by Richard Curtis; and the Danish language movie SUMMER OF ‘92, directed by Kasper Barfoed.
Other features produced by Thykier include ONE CHANCE directed by David Frankel and starring James Corden, Alexandra Roach and Julie Walters; I GIVE IT A YEAR, Dan Mazer’s comedy romance starring Rose Byrne, Anna Faris, Rafe Spall and Simon Baker; W.E. written and directed by Madonna; and ILL MANORS, written and directed by Ben Drew, a.k.a. Plan B.
Prior to launching PeaPie Films, Thykier was partnered with Matthew Vaughn in MARV Films. Whilst at MARV, the pair produced THE DEBT, a psychological spy thriller directed by John Madden, starring Helen Mirren, Tom Wilkinson, Sam Worthington and Jessica Chastain; Daniel Barber’s HARRY BROWN starring Sir Michael Caine and Emily Mortimer; and two films written and directed by Vaughn: KICKASS, based on Mark Millar’s best-selling graphic novel, starring Nicolas Cage, Mark Strong and Aaron Taylor-Johnson; and STARDUST, the epic fairytale starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro and Charlie Cox.