Nick Leather is currently working on the single drama MOTHER’S DAY (BBC2). Previously, he created and wrote the drama series ROCKET’S ISLAND, which won a Prix Jeunesse in 2016, and was BAFTA nominated for ‘Best Children’s Drama’ in 2014 and 2016.
Other television work includes the single drama MURDERED FOR BEING DIFFERENT (BBC3), Jimmy McGovern’s drama series BROKEN (BBC1), and THE WORST WITCH (CBBC/Netflix). In 2012 he won the Writer’s Guild Award for Best Episode Of A Continuing Drama for his work on HOLLYOAKS (Channel Four), and in 2013 was BAFTA-nominated in the Best Children’s Writer category for his episode of STEPPING UP (CBBC/BBC1).
His debut stageplay ALL THE ORDINARY ANGELS was produced at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre and won the Pearson Award for Best New Play, and BILLY WONDERFUL was produced at the Liverpool Everyman. He has previously been Playwright-in-Residence at the Royal Exchange Theatre and Screenwriter-in-Residence at Lime Pictures. Currently under commission, original projects include SLEEPER (Euston Films), WHITSTABLE PEARL (Buccaneer Media) and THE GOOD TEACHER (Lime Pictures).