Nick Leather



Most recently, Nick wrote the acclaimed 90′ single film for BBC2/RTE, MOTHER’S DAY. Previously, he wrote 60′ single film, MURDERED FOR BEING DIFFERENT, (BBC Factual Drama/BBC3) which won the BAFTA TV award for best Single Film in 2018.  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.  Current original commissions include: SLEEPER (Euston Films), THE CONTROL ROOM (Hartswood/BBC), MUSKER (BBC Worldwide/LA Productions).  Nick is currently writing multiple episodes of series 2 of McMAFIA for Cuba Pictures/BBC/AMC.

Recent production credits include an episode of Jimmy McGovern’s drama series BROKEN (BBC1, 2017), and THE WORST WITCH (CBBC/Netflix, 2017). 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.