Who is Liz Garbus? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle hire left-leaning filmmaker for Netflix docuseries

Both Harry and Meghan have been quietly working on the docuseries for more than a year now


                            Who is Liz Garbus? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle hire left-leaning filmmaker for Netflix docuseries
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have asked BAFTA award-winning filmmaker Liz Garbus to direct their Netflix docuseries (Karwai Tang/WireImage and Todd Williamson/Getty Images for International Documentary Association)
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Royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle who have been one of the most influential power couples reigning the headlines ever since their split from the royal family back in 2020, have tapped Oscar awards nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus to direct their Netflix docuseries. The much-hyped docu-series is a part of their multi-million dollar deal which they both had signed with the global giant back in 2020. Both Harry and Meghan have been quietly working on it for more than a year now.

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The series would be about their life since they stepped down from being royals. The new docu-series could also feature some of the juicier behind-the-scenes looks of two of their most recent trips, one to The Hague and the other to New York City in the fall of 2021. Whether or not the Netflix crew captured them both in motion whilst the royal couple visited Queen Elizabeth on their way to The Hague in April is still not clear, but definitely, it has increased the excitement amongst fans to watch the highly talked about docu-series.

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What could be expected according to Page Six, is that the docuseries will feature moments with the couple at their home in Montecito, California. Garbus was seen in the background with the couple in September 2021 during their trip to New York City. The filmmaker had a really small-camera crew with her that expertly hid their equipment in order to keep their top-secret project under wraps and not pull up the curtains so early.

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The royal couple’s three-day New York tour included their stay at a luxury apartment within the United Nations Plaza which is owned by power player lawyer Barry Bloom. Garbus and her team quietly and secretly were caught in action whilst filming the couple as the cameras followed them to a red carpet gala which was honoring veterans aboard the USS Intrepid in Manhattan and also at a lunch on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey as well. Garbus was seen with her entire crew expertly concealing all the camera equipment constantly under coats and bags while setting up and filming the Sussexes. Her film crew was also spotted with the couple in an Airstream van on their way to the veterans’ gala as well.

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Who is Liz Garbus?

The Oscar-award-nominated director has created a permanent niche for herself and a career as a documentarian and filmmaker who has always been focused on tackling true crime along with issues of voter suppression and the justice system as well. She also helmed the last season of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ which earned her an Emmy awards nomination in 2021.

Story Syndicate which is a Brooklyn-based production company that she runs with her husband Dan Cogan, was responsible for Amazon’s ‘All In: The Fight for Democracy’ and HBO’s ‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’, both released in 2020.

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Liz also directed the film ‘Lost Girls’ which became an early pandemic hit on Netflix followed by ‘Cousteau’ for Nat Geo/Disney+ along with hard-hitting documentaries on Pete Buttigieg for Amazon and Anthony Fauci for Nat Geo. She was nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar in 2016 for ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’ and again in 1999 for ‘The Farm: Angola, USA.’ Recently her documentary also won her a BAFTA award in February 2022.

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Garbus is a left-leaning filmmaker. She recently urged for abortion rights in the wake of the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v Wade. 


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