David Aukin is a theatrical and executive producer as well as a qualified solicitor. He has been nominated many times for British Academy Television Awards and has won twice for producing films about Tony Blair: The Government Inspector in 2005 and Britz in 2009. While Head of Film at Channel 4 he received the Michael Balcon Award from Bafta for the quality of its output. The films he commissioned at Channel 4 gathered numerous Oscar nominations and they won for the Madness of King George, Secrets and Lies and Trainspotting. Secrets and Lies also won the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival.