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Jonathan Curling

Producer

Credits

TELEVISION (Includes)
Production (role):
THE SISTER
Company:
Euston Films / ITV
Project details:
4 x 45"

Created Neil Cross

Dir. Niall MacCormick,

Starring Russell Tovey, Bertie Carvel and Amrita Acharia
Production (role):
BAGHDAD CENTRAL
Company:
Euston Films
Project details:
6 x 45"

Wr. Stephen Butchard

Dirs. Alice Troughton, Ben A. Williams
Production (role):
TIN STAR
Company:
Kudos / Sky
Project details:
10 x 60"

Wrs. Rowan Joffe, Chris Hurford

Dirs. Rowan Joffe, Marc Jobst, Alice Troughton, Gilles Bannier, Grant Harvey, Craig Viveiros

Starring Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks

Broadcast Digital Awards Nomination - Best Drama Programme
Production (role):
THE SECRET
Company:
Hat Trick / ITV 1
Project details:
4 x 60"

Wr. Stuart Urban

Dir. Nick Murphy

Starring James Nesbitt and Genevive O’Reilly
Production (role):
A.D. THE BIBLE CONTINUES
Company:
NBC Universal
Project details:
6 x 60"

Wrs. Andy Rattenbury, Damian Wayling, Tom Grieves, Rachel Anthony, Ben Newman

Dirs. Brian Kelly, Rob Evans, Paul Wilmshurst
Production (role):
THE SPARTICLE MYSTERY
Company:
Sparticles Productions
Project details:
13 Episodes

Creator Alison Hume

Wrs. Michael Shannon, James Moran, Matt Sinclair, Bronagh Taggart, Kieran Doherty, Dan Berlinka

Dirs. Michael McDowell, Colin McIvor, Dez McCarthy
Production (role):
SHUGA
Company:
MTV / The Staying Alive Foundation
Project details:
13 x 30"

Relocated successful sex and relationships drama series to Nigeria, shooting in Lagos
Production (role):
RAW
Company:
Octagon Films / RTE
Project details:
Series 5

6 x 50"

Creator Lisa McGee

Dir. Liz Gill

Wrs. Simon Ashdown, Tom Farrelly, Brian Lynch, Anto Howard, Muirinn Lane Kelly
Production (role):
THE CLINIC
Company:
RTE, Ireland
Project details:
Series 6 & 7

20 x 50"
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"

Wr. Lucy Gannon

Dir. John Woods

Exec. Prods. Jonathan Powell and Lucy Gannon
Production (role):
GRAFTERS
Company:
Granada / ITV
Project details:
8 x 50"

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

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

Exec. Prods. Simon Lewis, Sue Hogg and Sandra Jobling
Production (role):
LONDON BRIDGE
Company:
Carlton / ITV
Project details:
London twice-weekly regional soap set in Bermondsey

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

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

Wr. Adrian Hodges from John McGahern

Dir. Tom Cairns

Exec. Prod. Robert Cooper

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'"

Exec Producer with Robert Cooper

Wr. Deirdre Purcell

Dir. Richard Standeven

Prod. Peter Norris for Parallel Films
Production (role):
KINGS IN GRASS CASTLES
(Producer in Development)
Company:
BBC NI TV Drama
Project details:
4 x 50"

Wrs. John Goldsmith, Tony Morphett

Dir. John Woods

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

Wr. Kieran Prendiville

Dir. David Blair

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"

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"

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

Wr. Maggie Wadey

Dir. Diarmuid Lawrence

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

Wr. Graham Reid

Dir. John Woods

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

Wr. Alan Cubitt

Dir. Diarmuid Lawrence

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

Wr. Graham Reid

Dir. Tim Fywell

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 60"

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): THE SISTER
    Company: Euston Films / ITV
    Project details: 4 x 45"

    Created Neil Cross

    Dir. Niall MacCormick,

    Starring Russell Tovey, Bertie Carvel and Amrita Acharia
  • Production (role): BAGHDAD CENTRAL
    Company: Euston Films
    Project details: 6 x 45"

    Wr. Stephen Butchard

    Dirs. Alice Troughton, Ben A. Williams
  • Production (role): TIN STAR
    Company: Kudos / Sky
    Project details: 10 x 60"

    Wrs. Rowan Joffe, Chris Hurford

    Dirs. Rowan Joffe, Marc Jobst, Alice Troughton, Gilles Bannier, Grant Harvey, Craig Viveiros

    Starring Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks

    Broadcast Digital Awards Nomination - Best Drama Programme
  • Production (role): THE SECRET
    Company: Hat Trick / ITV 1
    Project details: 4 x 60"

    Wr. Stuart Urban

    Dir. Nick Murphy

    Starring James Nesbitt and Genevive O’Reilly
  • Production (role): A.D. THE BIBLE CONTINUES
    Company: NBC Universal
    Project details: 6 x 60"

    Wrs. Andy Rattenbury, Damian Wayling, Tom Grieves, Rachel Anthony, Ben Newman

    Dirs. Brian Kelly, Rob Evans, Paul Wilmshurst
  • Production (role): THE SPARTICLE MYSTERY
    Company: Sparticles Productions
    Project details: 13 Episodes

    Creator Alison Hume

    Wrs. Michael Shannon, James Moran, Matt Sinclair, Bronagh Taggart, Kieran Doherty, Dan Berlinka

    Dirs. Michael McDowell, Colin McIvor, Dez McCarthy
  • Production (role): SHUGA
    Company: MTV / The Staying Alive Foundation
    Project details: 13 x 30"

    Relocated successful sex and relationships drama series to Nigeria, shooting in Lagos
  • Production (role): RAW
    Company: Octagon Films / RTE
    Project details: Series 5

    6 x 50"

    Creator Lisa McGee

    Dir. Liz Gill

    Wrs. Simon Ashdown, Tom Farrelly, Brian Lynch, Anto Howard, Muirinn Lane Kelly
  • Production (role): THE CLINIC
    Company: RTE, Ireland
    Project details: Series 6 & 7

    20 x 50"
  • 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"

    Wr. Lucy Gannon

    Dir. John Woods

    Exec. Prods. Jonathan Powell and Lucy Gannon
  • Production (role): GRAFTERS
    Company: Granada / ITV
    Project details: 8 x 50"

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

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

    Exec. Prods. Simon Lewis, Sue Hogg and Sandra Jobling
  • Production (role): LONDON BRIDGE
    Company: Carlton / ITV
    Project details: London twice-weekly regional soap set in Bermondsey

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

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

    Wr. Adrian Hodges from John McGahern

    Dir. Tom Cairns

    Exec. Prod. Robert Cooper

    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'"

    Exec Producer with Robert Cooper

    Wr. Deirdre Purcell

    Dir. Richard Standeven

    Prod. Peter Norris for Parallel Films
  • Production (role): KINGS IN GRASS CASTLES
    (Producer in Development)
    Company: BBC NI TV Drama
    Project details: 4 x 50"

    Wrs. John Goldsmith, Tony Morphett

    Dir. John Woods

    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

    Wr. Kieran Prendiville

    Dir. David Blair

    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"

    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"

    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

    Wr. Maggie Wadey

    Dir. Diarmuid Lawrence

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

    Wr. Graham Reid

    Dir. John Woods

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

    Wr. Alan Cubitt

    Dir. Diarmuid Lawrence

    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

    Wr. Graham Reid

    Dir. Tim Fywell

    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 60"

    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