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Nicola Larder

Producer - Executive Producer / Development Producer

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Nicola is an Executive Producer working across a range of projects in development and production at Buccaneer Media. She is the Executive Producer and Co-Creator of ‘Marcella’ the 8 x 60 thriller for ITV/Buccaneer written by Hans Rosendfeldt (creator of The Bridge) She was previously an Executive Producer at Leopardrama and has worked at Sky Drama Commissioning as a Drama Development Executive. She has also produced on Casualty and Waterloo Road.


Executive Producer

Buccaneer Media (2015-2018)

Executive Producer
Co-creator of MARCELLA series 1 and 2

Nicola maintains a bespoke slate of high-end drama projects, both pan-European and Transatlantic, along with her executive producer duties on ‘Marcella’, the 8-part ITV drama. She is currently working with; Hans Rosenfeldt, Lars Lundstorm (Creator of ‘Humans’), Irvine Welsh, Stephen Merchant, John Brownlow, Noel Clarke, Baltasar Kormukur, Katie Baxendale and Blake Harrison.

Leopardrama (2015-2016)
Executive Producer

Worked across a slate of development projects, including a 90 minute single film about athlete Mo Farrah, developed with Polly Hill for BBC2 and ‘Murderers Next Door’, a fact-based drama written by Stephen Merchant and Vicky Jones.

New Pictures (2015-2016)

Her thriller project ‘Cobra’, co-created with Jonathan Young is in development at New Pictures with writer Ben Richards attached.

Producer & Development Producer

World Productions (2014-2015)

Development Producer on ‘Sibling Rivalry’ a crime series optioned by World. Written by Rachel Flowerday, Exec Jake Lushington.

Pure Grass Films (2015)

Worked on a number of projects as a development producer with MD Ben Grass, including : ‘Corbally’, a period Horror Series and ‘The Grid’, a series set in the world of Formula One racing.

Sky Drama Commissioning (2013)
Drama Development Executive

Broadcast Exec on series dramas in production and in development. These included;
DRACULA (10x1hr) for Sky Living. Transmitted Oct 2013 – Jan 2014.
THE TUNNEL (10x1hr) for Sky Atlantic. Transmitted Sept 2013 – Jan 2014.
THE PSYCHOPATH NEXT DOOR, a pilot for Sky Living, made by ITV Studios.
LAWLESS, a pilot for Sky Living, made by TwentyTwenty.
RANKIN DISCOVERS, a 4×45 minute series for Arts with famed photographer and filmmaker Rankin. TX’s summer 2015.
FUNGUS THE BOGEYMAN, in development with Imaginarium for Xmas 2015. Written by Tom Macrae.
CRITICAL, in development with Hattrick for Sky One. Written by Jed Mecurio.
Worked to Head of Drama, Anne Mensah and Cameron Roach.

Waterloo Road (2012)
Shed Productions

Series 8, 30 x 60 Eps
Executive Producer, Cameron Roach.
Produced 30 x 1hour episodes of series 8.
Managed the process of relocating the drama from its original Rochdale base to its new Scotland base in Greenock
Oversaw story lines including the school’s re-launch in Scotland.
Directors included Nigel Douglas, Roberto Banguar and Craig Pickles

Casualty (2011-2012)
BBC Drama

Producer across series 24 and 25 (each series is 48 x 1hr).
Executive Producers, Jonathan Young and Nikki Wilson.
A key member of the production team as the drama closed down shooting in Bristol and relocated to Cardiff.
A block producer across the drama’s 25th anniversary.
Produced the first episodes ever shot in Cardiff
Directors included Decland O’Dwyer, Reza Moradi, Nigel Douglas, Tim Leandro and Steve Brett
Writers commissioned included Tom Macrae, Rachel Flowerday, Steve McAteer

Casualty (2009-2011)
Script Producer

Managed a department that story-lined and edited 2×48 episodes (series 24 and 25)
Executives, Belinda Campbell and Oliver Kent.
Employed regular core and episodically commissioned writers as well as managing the BBC Writers Academy intake who wrote 8/48 episodes
Led 4 annual story conferences alongside the show-runner Mark Cately

Size 9 (2010)
Development Producer

Developed original drama concepts for Ray Winstone.
Executive, Michael Wigs
Worked closely with Eleanor Moran (Former BBC Wales commissioning Exec).

Sprout Pictures (2009)
Development Producer

Commissioned by Eleanor Moran at BBC Wales to develop a 5 part noir thriller with director, Marc Evans.
Executives, Gina Carter and Stephen Fry.
Starring Matthew Rhys and Michael Sheen.

Mr Eleven (2008)
Tiger Aspect Productions

2 x 60, romantic comedy for ITV1.
Executive Producers, Greg Brenman, Richard Fell
Director: Paul Gay
Writer Amanda Coe.
Cast included Michelle Ryan, Sean Maguire, Olivia Coleman, Denis Lawson and Lynda Bellingham

Tiger Aspect Productions (2006-2009)
Development Producer

Managed a slate of series and serial ideas in development with UK and international broadcasters
Executives; Greg Brenman, Richard Fell and Foz Allen
Worked with writers including Neil Labute, Katie Baxendale, William Osborne, Sam Vincent, Alex Cary and Marston Bloom

Script Executive

New Tricks (2004-2006)
Wall to Wall

Script editor and story-liner on two and a half series of BBC ratings winner.
Executives Mike Dormer, Tom Sherry, Alex Graham and Eleanor Moran for the BBC.
Writers included Nick Fisher, Lisa Holdsworth, Howard Overman and Steve Coombes.

Dream Team (2002-2004)
Hewland International

Nicola worked her way up from Assistant Script editor, to running a department of in house script editors and writers to storyline and edit 64 episodes of DREAM TEAM series 5 & 6.
Writers included Jesse O’Mahoney, Ellen Taylor, Rachel Flowerday and Ben Harris

Development Assistant

World Productions (2001-2002)
Development Assistant & Assistant to Head of Drama

Responsible to Head of Drama, Sophie Balhetchet and Tony Garnett.
Worked across projects including Trance (Joe Adherne), Table 12 (new writers), Men Only (C4) starring Marc Warren, Martin Freeman and Stephen Moyer.