Eleven (company)

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Eleven Film
IndustryTelevision and Film
GenreScripted and Non-Scripted
14–18 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 8BD
Key people
Jamie Campbell, Joel Wilson
ParentSony Pictures Television

Eleven is a British television production company founded by Jamie Campbell and Joel Wilson. It was formed in 2006 and was the first drama production company to benefit from the Channel 4 Growth Fund, set up to nurture independent creative companies based in the UK.

Eleven produces scripted and non-scripted content for the UK and international markets.


Eleven was founded in 2006 by Jamie Campbell and Joel Wilson, named so due to the initial number of projects being undertaken by the pair.

The Channel 4 Growth Fund took a minority stake in Eleven in 2014, making it the first drama production company to benefit from their £20m fund.[1]

Previous significant output includes the critically acclaimed,[2] multi-award[3][4] nominated series Glue, an eight-part mystery drama for E4 written by multi-BAFTA winner Jack Thorne,[5] starring Yasmin Paige, Billy Howle, Callum Turner, Charlotte Spencer, and Jordan Stephens; Gap Year, a comedy drama written by Tom Basden and the first UK TV scripted series to film in China[6] for E4; BAFTA-Nominated The Enfield Haunting, a drama series starring Timothy Spall, Juliet Stevenson and Matthew Macfadyen for Sky Living; and BAFTA-nominated Cast Offs for Channel 4.

The company's most successful project to date is Sex Education, an eight-part comedy drama series for Netflix released in 2019 and created by Laurie Nunn. The series received critical acclaim for its ensemble cast, writing, directing, production values, and mature treatment of its themes, with over 40 million viewers streaming the first series after its debut. The series has won two BAFTA TV Awards and the third series won Best Comedy at the 50th International Emmy Awards. Production for the fourth season of Sex Education was confirmed to be underway in August 2022, with the release confirmed for 2023.

In August 2019, BBC Three commissioned Red Rose,[7] an eight part horror series created by The Clarkson Twins, which was released on BBC iPlayer on August 15th 2022.

In February 2020, it was announced that Netflix had commissioned a 10-part political drama named White Stork to be produced by Eleven.[8] The series' cast was due to feature Tom Hiddleston as lead, with Claire Foy also rumoured to have been offered a role.[9] Production was halted in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused scheduling conflicts for Hiddleston.

In April 2020, Sony Pictures Television acquired a significant stake in Eleven Film,[10] including Channel 4's stake.[11]

In May 2022, the BBC and STAN commissioned a new series titled Ten Pound Poms, a drama about the British citizens who migrated to Australia after the Second World War, with filming commencing in Australia shortly after. The series premiered in May 2023.

An eight-part mystery thriller, which centres around a young deaf woman, titled I.D., was announced by Channel 4 in August 2022. The series was created by Genevieve Barr. [12]

In September 2022, it was announced that Eleven was co-developing a series adaptation of M.L. Rio's thriller novel, If We Were Villains, with Canadian production company Blink49 Studios.[13]

In April 2023, the BBC announced that Eleven would produce the first ever television adaptation of 1954 novel Lord of the Flies by Nobel Prize-winning British author William Golding. The executive producers are set to be Joel Wilson and Jamie Campbell for Eleven, Jack Thorne for One Shoe Films and Nawfal Faizullah.[14]


Drama / Comedy
Year Title Distributor
2025 (expected) Lord of the Flies BBC One
2024 (expected) I.D. Channel 4
2023 Ten Pound Poms BBC One, Stan
2022 Red Rose BBC Three, Netflix
2019-present Sex Education Netflix
2018 True Horror Channel 4
2016 Gap Year E4
2015 The Enfield Haunting Sky Living
Rotters Sky Arts
2014 Glue E4
2013 Mr Understood Sky Arts
2010 Rick and Peter Channel 4
2009 Cast Offs
Year Title Distributor
2015 The Secret Life of the Pub Channel 4
2009 My Breasts Could Kill Me Sky One
2008 The Murder of Billie-Jo Channel 4
2007 Being Maxine Carr
Make Me A Virgin
Getting to Gordon BBC Newsnight
2006 Candid Cameron


  1. ^ "Channel 4 announces fifth Growth Fund investment - Eleven Film". channel4.com. Retrieved 2015-09-10.
  2. ^ "Glue final episode review, Channel 4: 'audacious'". Retrieved 2015-09-22.
  3. ^ "Bafta TV awards 2015: Winners in full". BBC News. Retrieved 2015-09-22.
  4. ^ UK, Televisual Media Ltd. "Televisual | NEWS & COMMENTS". www.televisual.com. Retrieved 2015-09-22.
  5. ^ "Glue TV Series". Channel4. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Gap Year, E4". Broadcast. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  7. ^ "BBC - BBC Three announces new original horror series Red Rose - Media Centre". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-09-09.
  8. ^ "Tom Hiddleston To Star In Netflix Political Thriller Series 'White Stork'". 2020-02-20. Retrieved 2022-08-22.
  9. ^ "Claire Foy Offered Key Role in 'WHITE STORK' with Tom Hiddleston". 2020-09-19. Retrieved 2022-08-24.
  10. ^ "Sony Pictures Television Poised To Invest In 'Sex Education' Producer Eleven". 2020-04-25. Retrieved 2020-07-01.
  11. ^ "Sony Pictures Television Acquires 'Sex Education' Producer Eleven". 2020-06-30. Retrieved 2020-07-01.
  12. ^ "Channel 4 commissions thrilling and irreverent new drama, I.D. (wt) from Genevieve Barr". 2022-08-24. Retrieved 2022-09-22.
  13. ^ "'If We Were Villains': Blink49 Studios And 'Sex Education' Producer Eleven Team To Adapt M.L. Rio's Thriller As Series". 2022-09-27. Retrieved 2022-09-28.
  14. ^ "BBC announces first TV adaptation of William Golding's Lord of the Flies". 2023-04-20. Retrieved 2023-04-20.

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