Lane Pryce Office Painting – Mad Men
Lane Pryce (Jared Harris): The English financial officer installed by Sterling Cooper’s new British parent company. He first appears in the first episode of Season 3. His role so far has been a strict taskmaster to bring spending under control especially by cutting out frivolous expenses. His efforts are so successful he was to be sent to India to enact cost-cutting measures, a move which Pryce was not looking forward to making after having settled in with his wife and child. An unfortunate accident at work debilitated his replacement, thus allowing Pryce to keep his current position. Pryce is warming to American culture, and foresees some form of cultural and societal changes in his observations on American race relations. When Putnam, Powell, and Low is sold, he realizes he has become expendable, and negotiates to become a founding partner in the new agency alongside Don Draper, Bert Cooper, and Roger Sterling, Jr., with him firing the three of them, then getting fired himself, thus freeing all of them to leave.