Nick Hurran's work includes the hugely successful, BAFTA winning, Doctor Who 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor, and the critically acclaimed, Sherlock: His Last Vow, which was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special. After directing Sky Atlantic drama Fortitude, Nick directed Minority Report, and Childhood's End; an adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke's 1953 science fiction novel for Syfy, before taking on Netflix series Travelers and a new installment of Sherlock for 2017. Nick is currently exec-producing new Netflix series Altered Carbon.
Having started out at London's Royal National Theatre, Nick Hurran began directing for the BBC and subsequently directed two award winning comedy/drama series. His first feature film appeared in 1997: Remember Me for Channel Four Films and the award winning TV movie The Perfect Match for Granada.
In 1998 Girl's Night (Granada Film) was a huge success at the Sundance, Chicago and Berlin Film festivals and in 1999 the teen comedy Virtual Sexuality for Columbia Tristar. In 2001 he returned to the BBC to direct Andrew Davies' adaptation of the Kingsley Amis novel Take A Girl Like You.
Undertaking Betty, starring Brenda Blethyn, Christopher Walken, Alfred Molina, Lee Evans and Naomi Watts for Miramax Films won great acclaim and a BAFTA Wales Award for Best Film, and nomination at Dinard. In 2004 the romantic comedy Little Black Book starring Brittany Murphy, Holly Hunter and Cathy Bates followed for Sony Pictures and then 2006 teen comedy It's A Boy Girl Thing for Icon/Rocket Pictures.