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Nick Murphy

Director

Credits

CUSTOM
Production (role):
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Company:
Scott Free/FX/BBC
Project details:
Director of Steve Knight's 3-part adaptation

Starring Guy Pearce and Stephen Graham
TELEVISION
Production (role):
SAVE ME
Company:
World Productions/Sky Atlantic
Project details:
Director of 6 x 60' serial

Written by Lennie James

Starring Lennie James, Stephen Graham and Suranne Jones

Winner of RTS Award for Best Drama Series and Drama Writer
Production (role):
THE SECRET
Company:
Hat Trick / ITV 1
Project details:
3 x 60’ episodes

Starring James Nesbitt

“This terrific dramatisation of a true story is perfectly paced” (The Guardian)

“As a study of mutually reinforced delusion The Secret was masterly” (The Telegraph)
Production (role):
THE LAST KINGDOM (Series 1)
Company:
NBC Carnival / BBC 2 / BBC America
Project details:
Opening Director and Executive Producer

"****" (The Times)

“**** - the thinking person’s Game of Thrones...this was a fresh and enticing introduction to an atomospheric world...Sign me up” (The Telegraph)

“Most importantly of all. It’s a ton of fun” (The Guardian)
Production (role):
PREY
Company:
Red / ITV 1
Project details:
3 x 60’ episodes

Starring John Simm

BAFTA nomination – Best Drama Serial

“Nick Murphy's precise, quickfire, multi-layered direction draws us in swiftly and smoothly in Farrows world.” (The Telegraph)

“ITV is truly trying something new here and it's brilliant. Breathtaking work all round.” (The Guardian)

“Murphy’s taut direction had been a big part of the show’s compulsive appeal.” (The Telegraph)
Production (role):
ROGUE
Company:
E1 Entertainment / DirecTV
Project details:
1 x 60’ episode

Starring Thandie Newton
Production (role):
OCCUPATION
Company:
Kudos / BBC 1
Project details:
3 x 60’ drama

Wr. Peter Bowker

BAFTA Award - Best Drama Serial

Broadcast Press Guild Award - Best Drama Series

RTS Nomination - Best Drama Serial

“Occupation was one of the very best – maybe even among the top three – British dramas of the decade. Occupation was precisely what we pay our license fee for, and gladly.” (Kathryn Flett, The Observer)

“The best drama on television for a very long time. It is one of the few programmes we could point to and say: “This is how good television drama can be, and this is the quality of writing all script editors should be demanding.” (AA Gill, The Sunday Times).

“While Occupation was emotionally rich, it also – thanks to Nick Murphy’s direction – had great visual and atmospheric texture…This was a highly impressive piece of work, one of those rare occasions where you come away filled with hope and excitement about what tv drama is capable of.” (John Preston, Sunday Telegraph)

"Drama of the Year... a big-issue piece that was brazenly emotional, morally complex... who could ask for more?" (The Independent)
Production (role):
PRIMEVAL
Company:
Impossible Pictures / ITV
Project details:
2 x 60' episodes
Production (role):
HEROES & VILLAINS: NAPOLEON (Writer / Director / Producer)
Company:
BBC 1
Project details:
1 x 60' drama

Starring Tom Burke, Rob Brydon and Richard McCab

"The best thing I've seen on TV this year... God, I loved this drama... I think writer / director / producer Nick Murphy deserves to be made Emperor at the very least" (Spectator)
Production (role):
SURVIVING DISASTER: CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR DISASTER (Writer / Director / Producer)
Company:
BBC 1
Project details:
1 x 60'

Starring Adrian Edmondson and Alex Lowe

“A stunning, horrifying drama…it’s hard and essential viewing” Daily Telegraph
Production (role):
ANCIENT ROME: THE RISE AND FALL OF AN EMPIRE - NERO (Writer / Director / Producer)
Company:
BBC 1
Project details:
1 x 60'

Starring Michael Sheen, Catherine McCormack & James Wilby

“A breathtaking film…makes the HBO series seem pale and empty…it’s hard to see how this could be bettered.” (The Times)
FEATURE FILM
Production (role):
BLOOD
Company:
Neal Street / Red Production Co / BBC Films
Project details:
Screenplay by Bill Gallagher

Starring Paul Bettany, Mark Strong, Brian Cox and Stephen Graham

“A superior thriller…handsomely shot, excitingly paced, and full of meaty performances that elevate a pot-boiler plot into a timeless moral fable.” (Hollywood Reporter)
Production (role):
THE AWAKENING (Director / Co-Writer)
Company:
Origin / Studio Canal / BBC Films
Project details:
Starring Rebecca Hall, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton

“A beautiful old-fashioned ghost story” (Mirror)

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): A CHRISTMAS CAROL
    Company: Scott Free/FX/BBC
    Project details: Director of Steve Knight's 3-part adaptation

    Starring Guy Pearce and Stephen Graham
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): SAVE ME
    Company: World Productions/Sky Atlantic
    Project details: Director of 6 x 60' serial

    Written by Lennie James

    Starring Lennie James, Stephen Graham and Suranne Jones

    Winner of RTS Award for Best Drama Series and Drama Writer
  • Production (role): THE SECRET
    Company: Hat Trick / ITV 1
    Project details: 3 x 60’ episodes

    Starring James Nesbitt

    “This terrific dramatisation of a true story is perfectly paced” (The Guardian)

    “As a study of mutually reinforced delusion The Secret was masterly” (The Telegraph)
  • Production (role): THE LAST KINGDOM (Series 1)
    Company: NBC Carnival / BBC 2 / BBC America
    Project details: Opening Director and Executive Producer

    "****" (The Times)

    “**** - the thinking person’s Game of Thrones...this was a fresh and enticing introduction to an atomospheric world...Sign me up” (The Telegraph)

    “Most importantly of all. It’s a ton of fun” (The Guardian)
  • Production (role): PREY
    Company: Red / ITV 1
    Project details: 3 x 60’ episodes

    Starring John Simm

    BAFTA nomination – Best Drama Serial

    “Nick Murphy's precise, quickfire, multi-layered direction draws us in swiftly and smoothly in Farrows world.” (The Telegraph)

    “ITV is truly trying something new here and it's brilliant. Breathtaking work all round.” (The Guardian)

    “Murphy’s taut direction had been a big part of the show’s compulsive appeal.” (The Telegraph)
  • Production (role): ROGUE
    Company: E1 Entertainment / DirecTV
    Project details: 1 x 60’ episode

    Starring Thandie Newton
  • Production (role): OCCUPATION
    Company: Kudos / BBC 1
    Project details: 3 x 60’ drama

    Wr. Peter Bowker

    BAFTA Award - Best Drama Serial

    Broadcast Press Guild Award - Best Drama Series

    RTS Nomination - Best Drama Serial

    “Occupation was one of the very best – maybe even among the top three – British dramas of the decade. Occupation was precisely what we pay our license fee for, and gladly.” (Kathryn Flett, The Observer)

    “The best drama on television for a very long time. It is one of the few programmes we could point to and say: “This is how good television drama can be, and this is the quality of writing all script editors should be demanding.” (AA Gill, The Sunday Times).

    “While Occupation was emotionally rich, it also – thanks to Nick Murphy’s direction – had great visual and atmospheric texture…This was a highly impressive piece of work, one of those rare occasions where you come away filled with hope and excitement about what tv drama is capable of.” (John Preston, Sunday Telegraph)

    "Drama of the Year... a big-issue piece that was brazenly emotional, morally complex... who could ask for more?" (The Independent)
  • Production (role): PRIMEVAL
    Company: Impossible Pictures / ITV
    Project details: 2 x 60' episodes
  • Production (role): HEROES & VILLAINS: NAPOLEON (Writer / Director / Producer)
    Company: BBC 1
    Project details: 1 x 60' drama

    Starring Tom Burke, Rob Brydon and Richard McCab

    "The best thing I've seen on TV this year... God, I loved this drama... I think writer / director / producer Nick Murphy deserves to be made Emperor at the very least" (Spectator)
  • Production (role): SURVIVING DISASTER: CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR DISASTER (Writer / Director / Producer)
    Company: BBC 1
    Project details: 1 x 60'

    Starring Adrian Edmondson and Alex Lowe

    “A stunning, horrifying drama…it’s hard and essential viewing” Daily Telegraph
  • Production (role): ANCIENT ROME: THE RISE AND FALL OF AN EMPIRE - NERO (Writer / Director / Producer)
    Company: BBC 1
    Project details: 1 x 60'

    Starring Michael Sheen, Catherine McCormack & James Wilby

    “A breathtaking film…makes the HBO series seem pale and empty…it’s hard to see how this could be bettered.” (The Times)
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): BLOOD
    Company: Neal Street / Red Production Co / BBC Films
    Project details: Screenplay by Bill Gallagher

    Starring Paul Bettany, Mark Strong, Brian Cox and Stephen Graham

    “A superior thriller…handsomely shot, excitingly paced, and full of meaty performances that elevate a pot-boiler plot into a timeless moral fable.” (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Production (role): THE AWAKENING (Director / Co-Writer)
    Company: Origin / Studio Canal / BBC Films
    Project details: Starring Rebecca Hall, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton

    “A beautiful old-fashioned ghost story” (Mirror)
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