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Jonathan Curling

Producer

Credits

TELEVISION (Includes)
Production (role):
TIN STAR
Company:
Kudos / Sky
Project details:
10 x 60'

Wr. Rowan Joffe

Starring Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks
Production (role):
THE SECRET
Company:
Hat Trick / ITV 1
Project details:
4 x 60'

Dir. Nick Murphy

Wr. Stuart Urban

Starring James Nesbitt and Genevive O’Reilly
Production (role):
AD THE BIBLE CONTINUES
Company:
NBC Universal
Project details:
12 x 60'
Production (role):
SHUGA
Company:
MTV / The Staying Alive Foundation
Project details:
13 x 30' series

Relocated successful sex and relationships drama series to Nigeria, shooting in Lagos
Production (role):
THE CLINIC
Company:
RTE, Ireland (Series 6 & 7)
Project details:
Two 10 x 50’ series

Popular medical drama
Production (role):
WETIN DEY? ( Producer / Executive Producer)
Company:
BBC World ServiceTrust, Nigeria
Project details:
1 hr pilot for 48 x 30' series

Popular prime time drama for African TV, to raise awareness of issues around HIV/AIDS

Dir. John Akomfrah.

Prods. David Lawson and Lina Gopaul

Commissioning Executive Akim Mogaji
Production (role):
THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR
Company:
Mentorn / Channel 4 (TV Film)
Project details:
100' factually based drama on the death of the UK Weapons Inspector David Kelly in July 2003

Dir. / Wr. Peter Kosminsky

Exec. Prod. David Aukin

Commissioning Executive Peter Dale

Cast Mark Rylance, Jonathan Cake, Emma Fielding and Daniel Ryan

BAFTAs Best single Drama and Best Actor, Mark Rylance

RTS Best Single Film
Production (role):
HOLY CROSS
Company:
BBC Northern Ireland / BBC 1 / RTE (TV Film)
Project details:
90' factually based drama set within the events at Holy Cross Primary School in North Belfast 2001

Dir. Mark Brozel

Wr. Terry Cafolla

Exec. Prods. Robert Cooper, Mary Callery

Cast Bronagh Gallagher, Zara Turner, Colum Convey and Patrick O’Kane

Winner 3 FIPA gold awards 2004, Best Drama, Best Screenplay, Best Actress

RTS Nominations: Best Screenplay. Best Actress Bronagh Gallagher

Winner RTS Best Editing. Colin Goudie

IFTA Best Single TV Drama

Shanghai Best Single TV Drama
Production (role):
PLAIN JANE
Company:
Carlton / ITV
Project details:
2 x 75' drama serial set in 1911 in Bedford Park, Turnham Green

Dir. John Woods

Wr. Lucy Gannon

Exec. Prods. Jonathan Powell and Lucy Gannon

Cast Kevin Whately, Emma Cunniffe, Lesley Manville, Jason Hughes, Corin Redgrave, Celia Imrie, Keith Barron and Jonathan Coy
Production (role):
GRAFTERS
Company:
Granada / ITV
Project details:
8 x 50' drama serial set in the building trade

Dirs. Stephen Whittaker, David Thacker, Dominic Brigstocke and Paul Harrison

Wrs. Richard Stoneman, Annie Wood, Andrew Rattenbury, Colin Bytheway and Shaun Prendergast

Exec. Prods. Simon Lewis, Sue Hogg and Sandra Jobling

Cast Robson Green, Stephen Tompkinson, Lesley Vickerage, Darren Morfitt, David Westhead, Stephen Boxer, Marion McLoughlin and Berwick Kaler
Production (role):
LONDON BRIDGE
Company:
Carlton / ITV
Project details:
104 x 30' serial, London twice-weekly regional soap set in Bermondsey

Exec. Prod. Sharon Bloom
Production (role):
AMONGST WOMEN
Company:
BBC 2
Project details:
4 x 50' drama serial

John McGahern's classic account of 5 children escaping the tyranny of their patriarchal father in 1950’s Ireland

Dir. Tom Cairns

Wr. Adrian Hodges from John McGahern

Exec. Prod. Robert Cooper

Cast Tony Doyle, Ger Ryan, Susan Lynch, Geraldine O’Rawe and Anne Marie Duff

RTS & BAFTA nominations Best Serial

Winner Best Serial at Banff

Best Serial IFTA

Best Actor at Monte Carlo, Tony Doyle
Production (role):
FALLING FOR A DANCER
Company:
BBC NI TV Drama
Project details:
4 x 50' period drama serial for BBC 1 set in Cork

Exec Producer with Robert Cooper

Dir. Richard Standeven

Wr. Deirdre Purcell

Prod. Peter Norris for Parallel Films

Cast Liam Cunningham, Elisabeth Dermot-Walsh, Dermot Crowley and Colin Farrell
Production (role):
KINGS IN GRASS CASTLES (Producer in Development)
Company:
BBC NI TV Drama
Project details:
4 x 50' period drama serial, Ireland/Australia emigration epic

Dir. John Woods

Wrs. John Goldsmith and Tony Morphett

Prod. Paul Barron

Produced by Barron Entertainment for Channel 7, Australia & Channel 4
Production (role):
VICIOUS CIRCLE (Producer in Development)
Company:
BBC NI TV Drama
Project details:
100' Screen 1, thriller, crime boss The General steals the Beit Art Collection

Dir. David Blair

Wr. Kieran Prendiville

Prod. Sue Austen
Company:
BBC NI TV Drama
Project details:
Development Executive

As head of development for BBC NI TV drama department Jonathan was responsible for building and managing the development team, and for expanding the department’s development slate both in-house and with independent producers to enable the department to expand the range of its output
Production (role):
BALLYKISSANGEL (Development Executive)
Company:
BBC NI TV Drama
Project details:
14 x 50' series for BBC 1

Wrs. Kieran Prendiville, John Forte, Jo O'Keefe, Niall Leonard and Rio Fanning

Prods. Joy Lale and Chris Griffin for World Productions
Production (role):
THE AMBASSADOR (Development Executive)
Company:
BBC NI TV Drama
Project details:
6 x 50' series for BBC 1

Wr. Russell Lewis

Prod. Stephen Smallwood for Ecosse Films
Production (role):
LOVING (Development Executive)
Company:
BBC NI TV Drama
Project details:
90' TV Movie for BBC 2

Dir. Diarmuid Lawrence

Wr. Maggie Wadey

Prod. Louis Marks
Production (role):
THE PRECIOUS BLOOD (Development Executive)
Company:
BBC NI TV Drama
Project details:
90' TV Movie for BBC 2

Dir. John Woods

Wr. Graham Reid

Prods. Robert Cooper and Tony Rowe
Production (role):
THE HANGING GALE (Development Executive)
Company:
BBC NI TV Drama
Project details:
4 x 50' mini series for BBC 1

Dir. Diarmuid Lawrence

Wr. Alan Cubitt

Prod. Jonathan Cavendish for Little Bird
Production (role):
LIFE AFTER LIFE (Development Executive)
Company:
BBC NI TV Drama
Project details:
90' TV Movie for BBC 2

Dir. Tim Fywell

Wr. Graham Reid

Prod. Tony Rowe
Production (role):
A BREED OF HEROES (Development Executive)
Company:
BBC NI TV Drama
Project details:
90' TV Movie for BBC 1

Dir. Diarmuid Lawrence

Wr. Charles Wood

Prod. Andree Molyneux
Production (role):
LOVE, WOMEN AND FLOWERS
Company:
Channel 4
Project details:
Dir. Jorge Silva

Prizes include: Best Documentary at Mannheim
Production (role):
TESTAMENT (Executive Producer)
Company:
Black Audio Film Collective (now Smoking Dogs Films) / Channel 4
Project details:
Low-budget feature

Dir. John Akomfrah

Prod. Line Gopaul

International Prizes include: 1st Prize Rimini Film Festival
Production (role):
ARM IN ARM TOGETHER
Company:
Channel 4
Project details:
Drama documentary

Dir. Adam Kossoff
Production (role):
COMMODITIES (Producer / Co-Director)
Company:
Channel 4
Project details:
6 x 1 hour drama-doc series

With Sue Clayton
Production (role):
THE SONG OF THE SHIRT (Producer / Co-Director)
Company:
BFI / GLAA / ACGB
Project details:
2 hour drama-documentary

With Sue Clayton

Festivals and Distribution Worldwide
SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS
RELATED INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE:

Short Course Teacher for EAVE, PILOTS, National Short Course Training Programme, BBC Training, NI Film Council, Northern Film School, Job Fit, University of Westminster, London University
LANGUAGES:

Spanish – good/fluent, French, German, Portuguese, Italian - working. Has worked in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia
EDUCATION:

Cambridge University

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): TIN STAR
    Company: Kudos / Sky
    Project details: 10 x 60'

    Wr. Rowan Joffe

    Starring Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks
  • Production (role): THE SECRET
    Company: Hat Trick / ITV 1
    Project details: 4 x 60'

    Dir. Nick Murphy

    Wr. Stuart Urban

    Starring James Nesbitt and Genevive O’Reilly
  • Production (role): AD THE BIBLE CONTINUES
    Company: NBC Universal
    Project details: 12 x 60'
  • Production (role): SHUGA
    Company: MTV / The Staying Alive Foundation
    Project details: 13 x 30' series

    Relocated successful sex and relationships drama series to Nigeria, shooting in Lagos
  • Production (role): THE CLINIC
    Company: RTE, Ireland (Series 6 & 7)
    Project details: Two 10 x 50’ series

    Popular medical drama
  • Production (role): WETIN DEY? ( Producer / Executive Producer)
    Company: BBC World ServiceTrust, Nigeria
    Project details: 1 hr pilot for 48 x 30' series

    Popular prime time drama for African TV, to raise awareness of issues around HIV/AIDS

    Dir. John Akomfrah.

    Prods. David Lawson and Lina Gopaul

    Commissioning Executive Akim Mogaji
  • Production (role): THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR
    Company: Mentorn / Channel 4 (TV Film)
    Project details: 100' factually based drama on the death of the UK Weapons Inspector David Kelly in July 2003

    Dir. / Wr. Peter Kosminsky

    Exec. Prod. David Aukin

    Commissioning Executive Peter Dale

    Cast Mark Rylance, Jonathan Cake, Emma Fielding and Daniel Ryan

    BAFTAs Best single Drama and Best Actor, Mark Rylance

    RTS Best Single Film
  • Production (role): HOLY CROSS
    Company: BBC Northern Ireland / BBC 1 / RTE (TV Film)
    Project details: 90' factually based drama set within the events at Holy Cross Primary School in North Belfast 2001

    Dir. Mark Brozel

    Wr. Terry Cafolla

    Exec. Prods. Robert Cooper, Mary Callery

    Cast Bronagh Gallagher, Zara Turner, Colum Convey and Patrick O’Kane

    Winner 3 FIPA gold awards 2004, Best Drama, Best Screenplay, Best Actress

    RTS Nominations: Best Screenplay. Best Actress Bronagh Gallagher

    Winner RTS Best Editing. Colin Goudie

    IFTA Best Single TV Drama

    Shanghai Best Single TV Drama
  • Production (role): PLAIN JANE
    Company: Carlton / ITV
    Project details: 2 x 75' drama serial set in 1911 in Bedford Park, Turnham Green

    Dir. John Woods

    Wr. Lucy Gannon

    Exec. Prods. Jonathan Powell and Lucy Gannon

    Cast Kevin Whately, Emma Cunniffe, Lesley Manville, Jason Hughes, Corin Redgrave, Celia Imrie, Keith Barron and Jonathan Coy
  • Production (role): GRAFTERS
    Company: Granada / ITV
    Project details: 8 x 50' drama serial set in the building trade

    Dirs. Stephen Whittaker, David Thacker, Dominic Brigstocke and Paul Harrison

    Wrs. Richard Stoneman, Annie Wood, Andrew Rattenbury, Colin Bytheway and Shaun Prendergast

    Exec. Prods. Simon Lewis, Sue Hogg and Sandra Jobling

    Cast Robson Green, Stephen Tompkinson, Lesley Vickerage, Darren Morfitt, David Westhead, Stephen Boxer, Marion McLoughlin and Berwick Kaler
  • Production (role): LONDON BRIDGE
    Company: Carlton / ITV
    Project details: 104 x 30' serial, London twice-weekly regional soap set in Bermondsey

    Exec. Prod. Sharon Bloom
  • Production (role): AMONGST WOMEN
    Company: BBC 2
    Project details: 4 x 50' drama serial

    John McGahern's classic account of 5 children escaping the tyranny of their patriarchal father in 1950’s Ireland

    Dir. Tom Cairns

    Wr. Adrian Hodges from John McGahern

    Exec. Prod. Robert Cooper

    Cast Tony Doyle, Ger Ryan, Susan Lynch, Geraldine O’Rawe and Anne Marie Duff

    RTS & BAFTA nominations Best Serial

    Winner Best Serial at Banff

    Best Serial IFTA

    Best Actor at Monte Carlo, Tony Doyle
  • Production (role): FALLING FOR A DANCER
    Company: BBC NI TV Drama
    Project details: 4 x 50' period drama serial for BBC 1 set in Cork

    Exec Producer with Robert Cooper

    Dir. Richard Standeven

    Wr. Deirdre Purcell

    Prod. Peter Norris for Parallel Films

    Cast Liam Cunningham, Elisabeth Dermot-Walsh, Dermot Crowley and Colin Farrell
  • Production (role): KINGS IN GRASS CASTLES (Producer in Development)
    Company: BBC NI TV Drama
    Project details: 4 x 50' period drama serial, Ireland/Australia emigration epic

    Dir. John Woods

    Wrs. John Goldsmith and Tony Morphett

    Prod. Paul Barron

    Produced by Barron Entertainment for Channel 7, Australia & Channel 4
  • Production (role): VICIOUS CIRCLE (Producer in Development)
    Company: BBC NI TV Drama
    Project details: 100' Screen 1, thriller, crime boss The General steals the Beit Art Collection

    Dir. David Blair

    Wr. Kieran Prendiville

    Prod. Sue Austen
  • Production (role):
    Company: BBC NI TV Drama
    Project details: Development Executive

    As head of development for BBC NI TV drama department Jonathan was responsible for building and managing the development team, and for expanding the department’s development slate both in-house and with independent producers to enable the department to expand the range of its output
  • Production (role): BALLYKISSANGEL (Development Executive)
    Company: BBC NI TV Drama
    Project details: 14 x 50' series for BBC 1

    Wrs. Kieran Prendiville, John Forte, Jo O'Keefe, Niall Leonard and Rio Fanning

    Prods. Joy Lale and Chris Griffin for World Productions
  • Production (role): THE AMBASSADOR (Development Executive)
    Company: BBC NI TV Drama
    Project details: 6 x 50' series for BBC 1

    Wr. Russell Lewis

    Prod. Stephen Smallwood for Ecosse Films
  • Production (role): LOVING (Development Executive)
    Company: BBC NI TV Drama
    Project details: 90' TV Movie for BBC 2

    Dir. Diarmuid Lawrence

    Wr. Maggie Wadey

    Prod. Louis Marks
  • Production (role): THE PRECIOUS BLOOD (Development Executive)
    Company: BBC NI TV Drama
    Project details: 90' TV Movie for BBC 2

    Dir. John Woods

    Wr. Graham Reid

    Prods. Robert Cooper and Tony Rowe
  • Production (role): THE HANGING GALE (Development Executive)
    Company: BBC NI TV Drama
    Project details: 4 x 50' mini series for BBC 1

    Dir. Diarmuid Lawrence

    Wr. Alan Cubitt

    Prod. Jonathan Cavendish for Little Bird
  • Production (role): LIFE AFTER LIFE (Development Executive)
    Company: BBC NI TV Drama
    Project details: 90' TV Movie for BBC 2

    Dir. Tim Fywell

    Wr. Graham Reid

    Prod. Tony Rowe
  • Production (role): A BREED OF HEROES (Development Executive)
    Company: BBC NI TV Drama
    Project details: 90' TV Movie for BBC 1

    Dir. Diarmuid Lawrence

    Wr. Charles Wood

    Prod. Andree Molyneux
  • Production (role): LOVE, WOMEN AND FLOWERS
    Company: Channel 4
    Project details: Dir. Jorge Silva

    Prizes include: Best Documentary at Mannheim
  • Production (role): TESTAMENT (Executive Producer)
    Company: Black Audio Film Collective (now Smoking Dogs Films) / Channel 4
    Project details: Low-budget feature

    Dir. John Akomfrah

    Prod. Line Gopaul

    International Prizes include: 1st Prize Rimini Film Festival
  • Production (role): ARM IN ARM TOGETHER
    Company: Channel 4
    Project details: Drama documentary

    Dir. Adam Kossoff
  • Production (role): COMMODITIES (Producer / Co-Director)
    Company: Channel 4
    Project details: 6 x 1 hour drama-doc series

    With Sue Clayton
  • Production (role): THE SONG OF THE SHIRT (Producer / Co-Director)
    Company: BFI / GLAA / ACGB
    Project details: 2 hour drama-documentary

    With Sue Clayton

    Festivals and Distribution Worldwide
  • RELATED INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE:

    Short Course Teacher for EAVE, PILOTS, National Short Course Training Programme, BBC Training, NI Film Council, Northern Film School, Job Fit, University of Westminster, London University
  • LANGUAGES:

    Spanish – good/fluent, French, German, Portuguese, Italian - working. Has worked in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia
  • EDUCATION:

    Cambridge University

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Contact Details

Producers Department

Independent Talent Group Ltd
40 Whitfield Street,
London, W1T 2RH

Telephone:

+44 (0)20 7636 6565

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