Nicole Taylor

Writer for television
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Biography

Nicole Taylor most recently wrote BBC One's three-parter Three Girls about the Rochdale grooming scandal, which
opened to outstanding reviews and a powerful audience response.  “Searingly compelling drama” – TheTimes- “This is what TV is for." “TV with this kind of power and significance is rare today – telling, or asking us something about ourselves, in the Cathy Come Home tradition – and to see it three nights running in prime time on BBC One is astonishing” – The Herald.   It averaged a consolidated audience of 8.1 million on BBC1 and more than 9.3 million requests for the series were made on BBC iPlayer.

Prior to that Nicole’s multi-BAFTA nominated single drama The C Word, was produced for BBC1 and starred Sheridan Smith.

Previously Nicole has written on numerous series, including Indian Summers for Channel 4, The Hour for BBC2 and Ashes to Ashes for BBC1.

Her original feature Country Music is currently in production in Glasgow, directed by Tom Harper and produced by Faye Ward, with backing from BFI, Creative Scotland and Film Four and starring Julie Walters, Jessie Buckley and Sophie Okonedo.


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TV

Writer

The C Word
1 x 90"
Producer Simon Lewis, Sue Hogg
Director Tim Kirkby
Starring
  • Sheridan Smith
  • Paul Nicholls
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    Single film adaptation of the book by Lisa Lynch who was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 28, and created the blog 'Alright Tit'.

    BBC Drama for BBC One
     
    Creator Paul Rutman
    Producer Charlie Pattinson, Simon Curtis, Rebecca Eaton
    Director Anand Tucker
    Starring
  • Julie Walters
  • Henry Lloyd-Hughes
  • Jemima West
  •  
    Original drama series about the final years of British colonial rule in India.
    New Pictures for Channel 4
    In production
     
    Dracula
    1 x 45"
    Creator Cole Haddon
    Producer Irene Burns, Christopher Hall, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
    Director Nick Murphy
    Starring
  • Jonathan Rhys Meyers
  • Jessica De Gouw
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    Dracula arrives in London posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. In reality, he hopes to wreak revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries earlier. There's only one thing which could thwart his plan - he's fallen hopelessly in love with a woman who appears to be the reincarnation of his dead wife.

    Carnival Films/NBC Universal for Sky 1
     
    Creator Emma Frost
    Producer Gina Cronk
    Director Jamie Payne
    Starring
  • Aneurin Barnard
  • Max Irons
  • Rebecca Ferguson
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    The White Queen is a major new ten-hour adaptation of Philippa Gregory‘s vivid bestselling historical novel series The Cousin’s War, for BBC One.

    Company Pictures for BBC One
     
    Creator Abi Morgan
    Producer Ruth Kenley-Letts
    Director Catherine Morshead
    Starring
  • Romola Garai
  • Dominic West
  • Ben Whishaw
  • Peter Capaldi
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    A behind-the-scenes drama and espionage thriller in Cold War-era England that centers on a journalist, a producer, and an anchorman for an investigative news programme.
    Kudos for BBC Two
     
    Producer Tom Sherry
    Director Paul Walker
    Starring
  • Suranna Jones
  • Lesley Sharpe
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    Gill is forced to work with her ex-husband when eight year old Dylan Nichols is murdered after last being seen at an amusement arcade.
    Red Production Company for ITV1
     
    Producer Beth Willis
    Director Ben Bolt
    Starring
  • Adrian Dunbar
  • Philip Glenister
  • Keeley Hawes
  • Marshall Lancaster
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    Episode of the second series of the popular police drama for BBC1
    Kudos Film and Television Ltd for BBC1
     
    Emo
    1 x 30"
    Producer Jim Spencer/Hannah Weaver
    Director China Moo-Young
    Starring
  • Clare Grogan
  • Rachel Jackson
  • Lily Lovett
  •  
    Original half hour film for Channel 4's Coming Up strand.
    IWC Media for Channel 4
     
    Producer Jacquie Glanville
    Director Peter Lydon
    Starring
  • Billie Piper
  • Callum Blue
  • Ido Goldberg
  • David Proud
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    Episode of the second series of the ITV show starring Billie Piper as Belle du Jour
    Tiger Aspect Productions for ITV2
     
    Producer Chrissy Skins
    Director Sue Tully
    Starring
  • Billie Piper
  • Cherie Lunghi
  • Ido Goldberg
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    Episode of the ITV drama series inspired by the memoirs of Belle du Jour
    Tiger Aspect Productions for ITV2
     
     
    Original teen comedy drama pilot
    BBC Scotland
     

    Film

    Writer

    Producer Faye Ward
     
    Original feature film project.
    Fable Pictures
    In production
     

    This adaptation of the book in which Lisa Lynch shared her experience of cancer with frank honesty is full of warmth, candour and humour.

    Pick of the Day
    The Mail on Sunday on The C Word

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    This was tough, uncompromising material but it never lost its keen edge of humanity.

    Gerard O'Donovan
    The Telegraph on The C Word

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    to a woman who faced cancer with honesty, verve and wit

    Sam Wollaston
    The Guardian on The C Word

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