He is President and CEO of production companies Initial Entertainment Group and GK Films. He is best known for his Oscar-winning 2006 crime thriller film The Departed, which was awarded the Best Picture Oscar at the 79th Academy Awards, and Bohemian Rhapsody which was nominated for five awards including Best Picture, at the 91st Academy Awards.
He has had several major commercial successes as a producer, including The Departed (which grossed $289.8 million worldwide), The Tourist ($278.3 million),and Bohemian Rhapsody which grossed over $903.7 million worldwide on a production budget of about $50 million, as well as failures, including Hugo.
King is planning to produce a biopic about Michael Jackson.
He also produced Ali, The Aviator, Blood Diamond, The Town, Argo, World War Z, Tomb Raider.
King was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours.