Natalie Bailey

Director and producer

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Natalie is a director and producer who started out as an independent film-maker in Australia before moving to London to work with Jo Sargent on Absolutely Fabulous and French & Saunders. 

She later joined Armando Iannucci’s SLAP unit and worked on a slate of hit comedies including the multi-award winning The Thick of It and Time Trumpet

Directing credits include The Thick Of It, Hoff The Record for Dave, and Gap Year by Tom Basden for E4. Most recently, she directed episodes of new Channel 4 comedy-drama, Loaded, and is currently working on Series 2 of Damned, starring Jo Brand. 




WriterJo Brand, Morwenna Banks, Will Smith
What Larks for Channel 4
Post Production
2 x 45'
CreatorJon Brown
ProducerKate Norrish and Polly Leys
WriterJon Brown

Comedy-drama following four life-long friends who become multi-millionaires - overnight.

Hillbilly Films for Channel 4 and AMC
Gap Year
3 x 45'
ProducerExecutive Producers - Joel Wilson and Jamie Campbell
WriterTom Basden
  • Anders Hayward
  • Ade Oyefeso
  • Brittney Wilson
  • Alice Lee
  • Tim Key

    Comedy-drama series by Tom Basden following a motley gang of travelers

    Eleven for E4
    ProducerPaul Walton
  • Magda Szubanski
  • Glenn Robbins
  • Gina Riley

    McWaters Productions for Comedy Channel, Australia
    CreatorKrish Majumdar
    WriterKrish Majumdar
  • David Hasselhoff
  • Mark Quartley

    Series following The Hoff (David Hassellhoff) as he moves to the UK

    Me and You Productions for Dave
    1 x 30'
    WriterJo Brand and Morwenna Banks
    Jo Brand and Alan Davies star as stressed social workers struggling to keep control of their private lives and chaotic office
    What Larks! Productions for Sky Arts
    CreatorChris Reddy
    ProducerLucy Robinson
  • Sean Verey
  • Scarlett Alice Johnson
  • Yasmin Paige
  • Dylan Edwards

    A heart-warming comedy following two unlikely young parents-to-be.

    Little Comet for BBC Three
    ProducerArmando Iannucci
  • Roger Allam
  • Peter Capaldi
  • Rebecca Front
    CreatorGeorgia Pritchett
    ProducerCatherine Bailey
  • Doon Mackichan
  • Jane Dowden
  • Jessica Gunning

    A quick-cutting sitcom crossed with a sketch show, set in a hairdressing salon. The owner of Quick Cuts is Sue (Doon Mackichan), who turns a blind eye to the various faults, failings and eccentricities of her staff. 

    Catherine Bailey for BBC Four
  • Sue Perkins

    Comedy series following Sara who has had an ultimatum from her best friends. She either comes out to her parents or they will do it for her.

    Red Productions for BBC One
    ProducerCatherine Gosling
    Multi-Cam Studio Pilot
    ProducerSimon London


    Series Director Ed Bye

    ProducerJohn Pocock
    Children's Sitcom
    BBC1 for CBBC
    ProducerJonathan Harvey
    Comedy pilot


  • Rebecca Front
  • Morwenna Banks

    Studio Sitcom Pilot

    Executive Produced by Armando Iannucci & Ali Carron


    Director & Producer



    Executive Produced by Armando Iannucci & Clyde Holcroft

    BBC for BBC1

    Associate Producer

    ProducerAdam Tandy & Armando Iannucci
    Comedy Drama
    BBC for BBC2 / BBC4
    ProducerJack Cheshire
    Comedy Sketch Series
    BBC for BBC3

    Production Team

    ProducerJo Sargent

    Part of the production team for Series 5. 

    ProducerJo Sargent

    Part of the production team 

    ProducerAdam Tandy & Armando Iannucci

    Production Co-Ordintor for Series 1 and Researcher for Series 2

    BBC2 / BBC4
    ProducerJon Rolph
    Researcher for the factual entertainment series.
    ProducerAdam Tandy & Armando Iannucci
    Part of the production team for the satirical documentary
    ProducerAdam Tandy & Armando Iannucci
    Researcher and writer for the satirical documentary series


    Writer & Director

    ProducerNatalie Bailey & Brad MacMillan

    Short Comedy Drama shot on 8mm film.

    Screened at WOW Festival & Shortlisted Brisbane Fast Film Festival.


    Short Comedy shot on 16mm film.

    Funded by SBS & W.I.F.T

    Transmitted as part of A Dozen Eggs

    Five Foot Flics, Australia
    Best New Female Filmmaker - QLD New Filmmakers Awards

    Short drama shot on 16mm film

    Funded by Pacific Film & Television Commission

    Five Foot Flics, Australia




    Comedy Drama Additional Scenes & Interviews

    BBC4 Red Button/DVD/Online

    Produced by Jonathan Harvey


    Online Sitcom for BBC Comedy Online

    Produced by John Pocock


    Sketches for BBC Comedy Online

    Produced by Gareth Edwards


    Sketches for BBC Comedy Online

    Produced by Gareth Edwards

    ProducerJ. Harvey

    Links and Interviews for Red Button and DVD extras

    Produced by J. Harvey




    Animated Sketches, Deleted Scene & Interviews for BBC2 Red Button/DVD/ Comedy Online

    Executive Produced by Will Saunders


    Animated Sitcom Shorts for BBC Comedy Online/ Trunk

    Executive Produced by Will Saunders


    Director & Producer


    Mockumentary for BBC 2 Red Button/ Online

    Executive Produced by Will Saunders


    Celebrity Mockumentary Sketches for BBC Comedy Online

    Executive Produced by Will Saunders


    Sketches for BBC Comedy Online.

    Executive Produced by Will Saunders