Nick Leather

writer


TELEVISION & STAGE

Nick’s work includes the single dramas ‘Mother’s Day’ (BBC2/RTE), which was nominated for the Writers Guild Award 2019 for Best Short-Form Drama, the RTS for Best Single Drama and won the BANFF Rockie for Best Single Drama; and ‘Murdered For Being Different’ (BBC3), which won the BAFTA and RTS Awards for Best Single Drama 2018,and was nominated for a Rose D’Or, Broadcast and British Screenwriters’ Award.

Previous productions credits include Jimmy McGovern’s drama series ‘Broken’ (BBC1) and ‘The Worst Witch’ (CBBC/Netflix), for which he was nominated for a Writers’ Guild Award 2018. He created the children’s drama series ‘Rocket’s Island’, which ran for three seasons, won a Prix Jeunesse 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.

For the theatre, Nick’s debut stageplay ALL THE ORDINARY ANGELS was produced at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre and won the Pearson Award for Best New Play, BILLY WONDERFUL was produced at the Liverpool Everyman.