The managing director of Elstree Studios in Borehamwood has left his role, the studios has confirmed.

Roger Morris joined in 2009 with the studios establishing itself as a "world leader" in the film and TV industry under his management.

The studios are the production home to some of Britain’s biggest TV shows including Netflix’s The Crown, along with Strictly Come Dancing, The Voice, and A League of Their Own for Sky, and The Kings Speech.

The news of his resignation was confirmed by the studios on Thursday December 9, with a statement issued thanking him for his work over the last 12 years, including developing the studios site, such as the new sound stages under construction, and his work with Elstree Screen Arts Academy.

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The studios says it will be providing no further comment "at this time" on Mr Morris' resignation.

The resignation comes following reports over the summer from television and radio magazine Broadcast that a "battle" had broken out over the management of Elstree Studios, which is owned by Hertsmere Borough Council.

Broadcast said Mr Morris had not been seen at the studios for "several weeks" and that Borehamwood Labour councillor Michelle Vince had written to the council asking for independent auditors investigate what was happening.

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Thanking him for his work, Elstree Studios said in its statement: "We are grateful to Mr Morris for the significant contribution which he has made to Elstree Studios and the community and borough of Hertsmere and the board wishes him well for the future."