EP, series creator, writer, director and actor working in the UK and the US.

Oliver Lansley is a British, Neuro-divergent writer, director and performer who works across stage and screen.

For television, Oli has collaborated with many key global broadcasters including HBO Drama, FX, Amazon, C4 and the BBC.

His original series include: FM starring Chris O’Dowd, Daniel Kaluuya and Ophelia Lovibond (ITV2), Whites starring Alan Davies and Darren Boyd (BBC Two) and Flack Series 1 and 2 starring Anna Paquin, Sophie Okonedo and Sam Neill (Amazon). Oliver also directs for both stage and screen, his most recent screen work being on his own show Flack for Amazon Prime.

Oliver is also Artistic Director of the multi award-winning and pioneering theatre company, Les Enfants Terribles. The company has created many ground-breaking productions, including the Olivier Award nominated Alice’s Adventures Underground - which has enjoyed sell out runs in London and Shanghai; Dinner at the Twits; The Game’s Afoot for Madame Tussauds; Inside Pussy Riot, United Queendom and The House with Chicken Legs (based on the best selling book by Sophie Anderson). 

In 2021 Oli co-founded Wild Child: an organisation dedicated to creating social mobility through the power of the arts. In it inaugural year, Oli mentored 6 writers from diverse and unrepresented backgrounds, and this year it will be building on that success by launching it’s Directors programme alongside it’s writer’s scheme ‘WriteWild’.

Oliver is also a successful actor having appeared in many shows including Sherlock, Vigil, Dr Who, Misfits, Flack as well as playing Kenny Everett in the BAFTA winning biopic The Best Possible Taste, for which he received an RTS nomination for best actor.

Oliver has also recently been commissioned to write his first comic book by AfterShock comics. He's currently developing a new original drama for a global streamer. 

A piece packed with fun, exuberant musical numbers, amusingly irreverent performances and inventive theatricality. 

Nick Ahad
The Guardian on The House With Chicken Legs

"It’s the most deliciously dark entry in a wave of series and films that capture the unvarnished drudgery of assistants, agents and other decidedly unglamorous entertainment-industry cogs."

Judy Berman
Time on Flack - Series 2



Writer & Creator 

Seasons 1 & 2
6 x 45'
Producer Mark Talbot
Director Peter Cattaneo
  • Anna Paquin
  • Lydia Wilson
  • Original comedy drama about a woman trying to keep her life on track whilst dealing with the funny and often fucked-up lives of her PR clients.

    Hat Trick Productions for UKTV, Pop TV
    TV Movie - 1 x 22'
    Producer Eleven Films
    Director Gordon Anderson
  • Izzy Mant
  • Joel Wilson
  • Slapstick comedy observing a team of idiot robbers who attempt to rob an auction house.

    Part of Sky's silent comedy season.

    Sky Playhouse for Sky Arts
    6 x 30'
    Producer Charlie Hanson, Michelle Farr
  • Darren Boyd
  • Alan Davis
  • Co-written and created with Matt King. Comedy series about a celebrity chef with grand ambitions.
    BBC for BBC2
    Nominated for Rose d'Or 2010
    6 x 30'
    Producer Izzy Mant
    Director Elliot Hegarty
  • Kevin Bishop
  • Chris O'Dowd
  • Co-written with Ian Curtis. Comedy series following a group of fame-hungry friends who run a daily, indie-inspired radio show.

    ITV Studios for ITV2

    Jet black psychological drama in development with Hartswood Films about a reformed serial killer.

    Hartswood Films
    In Development

    Thriller in development with Hat Trick Mercurio about a woman who falls in love with a man accused of murdering his wife.

    Hat Trick Productions
    In Development

    Drama in development with DNA Films and FX exploring toxic masculinity, set within the world of contemporary dance.

    DNA for FX
    In Development

    Contemporary, edgy YA Adaptation of the classic British comic strip.

    Beano Studios for Beano
    In Development


    Director O-T Fagbenle / Nick Collett
  • O-T Fagbenle
  • A former star of a popular boyband longs for the life he once had before deciding to launch his solo career.

    Luti Media for Channel 4, Hulu
    Mr Sloane
    Additional Material
    Producer Clelia Mountford
    Director Robert B. Weide
  • Nick Frost
  • Olivia Coleman
  • Ophelia Lovibond
  • Peter Serafinowicz
  • Romantic comedy about a man down on his luck.

    Big Talk for Sky 1
    Producer Michael Elliott
    Director Oliver Lansley
  • Alan Davies
  • Alan Davies
  • A short-comedy drama: a man and his dog are put to the test.

    Sprout for Sky 1


    Writer & Director 

    Producer Les Enfants Terribles
    Director co-directed with James Seager

    Adaptation of Sophie Anderson's much loved book. 

    Home MCR
    Director co-directed by James Seager
  • Alexander Wolfe
  • Edward Cartwright
  • Inspired by the true story of a miner who became entombed underground in a collapsed tunnel during World War One.

    Southwark Playhouse
    Alice's Adventures Underground
    Nominated for an Olivier Award
    Producer Les Enfants Terribles & Emma Brunjes Productions

    Olivier-nominated immersive theatre production, which reopened for a second run at the Vaults Theatre in 2017. 

    Waterloo Vaults


    Director Emma Earle
  • Rob Cavazos
  • Katie Elin-Salt
  • Dan Gingell
  • A tale of two toys, Holly and Ivan's, epic journey on Christmas Eve.
    The Lyric, Hammersmith
    Producer Oliver Lansley
    Director Elgiva Field, James Seager
  • Marcus Ellard
  • Keith Hill
  • Catriona MacKenzie
  • Philip Oakland
  • When the owner of a music hall is murdered, everyone's a suspect
    Charing Cross Theatre
    Director Emma Earle
  • Grace Carter
  • Rachel Dawson
  • Joe Woolmer
  • Noir horror about a young man who spends his time watching the young woman in the apartment block opposite
    Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh
    The Terrible Infants
    Winner Best Entertainment: Fringe Report
    Producer Oliver Lansley
    Director Oliver Lansley
  • Rachel Dawson
  • Judi Dench
  • Tomas Gisby
  • Matthew Ian Kelly
  • Play blending puppetry, live music, performance, story-telling and physicality to present a series of twisted tales for children and adults
    Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh
    Producer Oliver Lansley
    Director Oliver Lansley
  • Melanie Gray
  • Matt Ian Kelly
  • Nicole Lewis
  • Christopher Mellows
  • Black comedy exploring religion, relationships and responsibilities which toured nationally.
    Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh
    Director Jamie Harper
  • Graeme Brookes
  • Pippa Duffy
  • Alexander Gilmour
  • Simon Philips
  • A picture appears that could spell the destruction of the world but the suspect insists that it is simply a four-year old's scribbles. International tour
    Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh
    Producer Oliver Lansley
    Director Oliver Lansley
  • Timothy Edwin Brown
  • Haley Carver
  • Tania Foley
  • Kate Hayworth
  • Play set in bed during the last few moments before sleep exploring our pre-conceptions and stereotypical expecations of the male and female psyche
    Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh
    Producer Oliver Lansley
    Director Oliver Lansley
  • Oliver Lansley
  • Dark fairytale about the life of an extraordinary young man, his journey, experiences and the bizarre characters he meets along the way
    Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh



    Writer Alexander Wolfe
  • Emilia Fox
  • Alexander Wolfe
  • Short film based on the song by Alexander Wolfe
    Neon Forest