Nick Hurran's recent 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 new Sky Atlantic drama Fortitude, Nick is now directing Childhood's End, an adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke's 1953 science fiction novel for SyFy.
After two years 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.
Nick directed The Prisoner, starring Ian Mckellen and James Caviezel for AMC/ITV, BBC's Doctor Who and BBC comedy Me and Mrs Jones for Hartswood Films.
6 x 60'
Producer John G. Lenic
Writer Arthur C. Clarke, Matthew GrahamStarring
Nominated for two 2010 Primetime Emmy awards
6 x 60'
Producer Trevor Hopkins
Writer Bill GallagherStarring
An update to the cult favorite series from the 1960s about a government agent who is kidnapped and sent to a remote island known as "the Village".
AMC/ITV Productions for ITV1
The Outside Edge
7 x 30'
Producer Paula Burdon
Writer Richard HarrisStarring
Central Independent Television for ITV
Take a Girl Like You
3 x 60'
Producer Gareth Neame
Writer Andrew DavisStarring
Comedy drama based on the novel by Kingsley Amis.
BBC for BBC1
Producer Gareth Neame
Writer Mark WallingtonStarring
The Last Detective
6 x 90'
Creator Richard HarrisStarring
Comedy drama series based on the Leslie Thomas novels.
Walk Away and I Stumble
2 x 75'
Writer Matthew GrahamStarring
Two-part drama. Andy puts his marriage on the line when he embarks on an affair with Claire, but he soon learns that Claire has an inoperable brain tumour and only a few months to live.
A Class Apart
1 x 90'
Writer Tony GroundsStarring
A working class single mother appeals to send her son to the best state school in her area. When the headmaster of a local private school hears of her campaign, he is intrigued, and offers her son a place at his school, betting that he can turn the boy's life around.
Paloma Productions for BBC1
The Perfect Match
WINNER 1995 Cologne Film Festival
Producer Andy Harries
Writer Mike BullenStarring
Guy proposes to his girlfriend by putting a notice on the half time scoreboard at the FA cup final. The entire crowd at wembley stadium cheer them on as he holds up the ring. The TV cameras pick it up. it becomes wedding of the year, but she doesn't want to marry him.
Producer Alanda Wright
Writer Michael FraynStarring
A family finds itself in crisis when the mother's former flame arrives unexpectedly.
Channel Four Films/Talisman
Sundance Film Festival - World Cinema. Berlin Film Festival - Competition.
Producer Bill Boyes
Writer Kay MellorStarring
Two factory workers (Dawn and Jackie) lives are transformed when one wins a hundred thousand pounds at a Bingo session. Their celebrations are cut short when Dawn discovers she has a brain tumour and only a short time to live. Undaunted, they set off to the glamour and excitement of Las Vegas.
Granada Film Productions
Producer Christopher Figg
Writer Nick FisherStarring
A frustrated teenage girl creates her perfect man in a virtual reality machine and in a freak accident gives him life with hilarious results.
Bafta Wales Award for Best Film 2003. Nomination at Dinard
Producer Michael Cowan
Writer Frederick PonzlovStarring
This comedy takes a riotous look at small town Welsh country life centered around competing funeral homes.
Producer Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas/Deborah Schindler
Writer Elisa BellStarring
A woman snoops through her boyfriend's palm pilot and reveals his former girlfriends, which causes her to question why they're still listed in his little black book.
Producer David Furnish and Steve Hamilton Shaw
Writer Geoff DeaneStarring
A body-swapping comedy. Two sworn teenage enemies find themselves in each other's bodies, and use this to ruin each other's lives
Icon Entertainment International/ Rocket Pictures