Nick
Holt

Director for Film and Television



Nick is a multi BAFTA, Grierson and Royal Television Society award-winning director. Nick was also named as one of the 42 BAFTA Brits to Watch. 

Nick's directorial debut Guys and Dolls about men and their imitation girlfriends won plaudits for its restraint and sensitivity. 

In 2011 Between Life and Death (BBC One) captured the public imagination and the front pages with its raw and powerful glimpse into a world where doctors and families negotiate the end of life.

In 2013 The Murder Trial (Channel 4) documented the trial of Nat Fraser, accused of murdering his wife despite there being no crime scene, no body and a cast iron alibi. The feature length documentary was the first full criminal trial filmed for British television.

Interested in the mix between fact and fiction, Nick went on to develop and direct Channel 4’s groundbreaking The Trial: A Murder in the Family, in which a fictional case was tried in a real court with real lawyers and a jury.

During his time spent in and around courts, Nick discovered that in the UK we put children as young as 10 on trial for murder. This led to him developing Responsible Child with writer Sean Buckley (Skins), a feature length drama for BBC Two.

"an eloquent argument against a troubling law"

The Times
on Responsible Child

CV

Television

Director 

Creator Sean Buckley
Producer Karen Wilson & Katie McAleese
Writer Sean Buckley
Starring
  • Billy Barratt
  • Drama 

    Kudos for BBC Two
    Producer Hannah Cogan

    Documentary

    72 Films for National Geographic Channel
    The Trial: A Murder in the Family
    2019 Realscreen Award Winner: Non-Fiction
    5 x 60'
    Producer Jonathan Smith
    Writer Sarah Quintrell

    Docudrama

    Dragonfly TV for Channel 4
    The Murder Trial
    2014 BAFTA Television Award Winner: Single Documentary
    1 x 90'
    Producer Ian Duncan & Kate Barker
    Director Nick Laughland

    Documentary

    Channel 4
    Between Life and Death
    2011 BAFTA Television Award Winner: Single Documentary
    1 x 50'
    Creator Meredith Chambers

    Documentary

    BBC Wales for BBC1
    Producer Morgan Matthews

    Documentary

    Minnow Films for BBC Four
    Producer Mark Raphael

    Documentary

    North One TV for Channel 4
    Producer Sanjay Singhal

    Documentary

    Firefly TV for Channel 4
    Producer Morgan Matthews

    Documentary Shorts

    Minnow Films for Channel 4
    Producer Mira King

    Documentary

    Special Edition Films for Channel 5
    Guys and Dolls
    BAFTA Television Craft Award Nominee: Break-Through Talent 2007
    1 x 60'
    Producer Mark Raphael & Tina Flintoff

    Documentary

    North One TV for Channel 5

    Director & Producer 

    Documentary Short Films

    Lion Television for Channel 4