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Nicola Larder

Executive Producer

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Nicola Executive Produced and co-created the Emmy Award-winning Netflix drama ‘Marcella‘ which ran for three series. She also originated the concept for ‘Cobra‘, a 6-part political thriller which is currently in its second series for Sky 1 and New Pictures. She worked on a first look deal sourcing and creating content for ABC Studios International and was previously an Executive Producer at Leopardrama. . She is an Executive Producer at Pulse Films working across a slate of high-end drama. Nicola has also worked at Sky Drama Commissioning as a Drama Development Executive and has produced on the BBC Drama series ‘Casualty‘ and ‘Waterloo Road‘.


Executive Producer

Pulse Films (2021-2023)
Executive Producer

Currently working across a slate of High End original Drama Projects For the UK, European and USA Markets. Including an adaptation of ‘The Perfect Girlfriend’ starring Anna Friel.

Hoodlum Entertainment (2019-2021)
Executive Producer

Collaborated on a number of high-end drama development projects for this international drama producer based in LA and Australia.

ABC Studios International (2019)
Executive Producer - First Look Deal

Nicola worked with ABC Studios International to develop, source and create original series as part of its expansion into European content. She created a slate of high-end drama projects with both UK and international talent attached. ABC Studios International is a Disney company that owns the ABC Network, The Fox Group and Hulu.

Cobra (2019-2021)
New Pictures

A 6-part political thriller for Sky 1 and New Pictures. Nicola originated and developed the concept for the show and attached writer Ben Richards. Season 2 aired in 2021.

Buccaneer Media (2015-2019)
Executive Producer

Co-Creator and Executive Producer on Marcella, an 8-part series for Netflix/ITV. Written by Hans Rosenfeldt. The show has run for 3 series and has been shown in over 200 territories globally on Netflix and stars Anna Friel. Production Company Elephant recently developed and produced a version for the French market which was aired in 2021. Along with her work on Marcella Nicola also maintained a bespoke slate of High-end drama projects, both Pan-European and Transatlantic.

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.

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.