Nick Wickham

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Nick Wickham is a British film and television director specialising in live performance, beginning his career in music and fashion by shooting and directing shows and on air presentations at MTV Europe.[1] In 1997 he moved on to establish boutique film production company Splinter Films with Producer Emer Patten,[2] where he worked as a multi camera director for live events on multiple platforms including cinema, TV, 3D, DVD and online digital streaming, before going freelance in 2017. He has worked extensively with some of the world's best-known musical artists, creating concert films for Madonna, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Metallica, Foo Fighters, The Cure, Katy Perry and Red Hot Chili Peppers as well as major Latin music artists such as Shakira, Carlos Santana, Alejandro Sanz and Ivete Sangalo.[citation needed]

Wickham is also a multi camera director for the National Theatre for the National Theatre Live series of live streams to cinema. Work includes A Streetcar Named Desire with Gillian Anderson,[3] Ivo van Hove's production of A View From The Bridge with Mark Strong, Theatre de Complicite's A Disappearing Number[4] and the original production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time[5] from the Young Vic.

Also made for cinema, with BBC Music and BBC Learning, are the groundbreaking classical music films Ten Pieces & Ten Pieces II, that have helped to establish a music curriculum for British primary and secondary schools.[6][7]

Wickham's long form work has been nominated twice for a Latin Grammy,[8][9] in addition to winning the award for Best Director (TV/DVD) at the 2006 CAD awards[10] and best director at the TPi awards.[11] In 2013, Katy Perry: Part of Me was awarded Best 3D Live Event at the 4th Annual Creative Arts Awards.[12] Wickham's work for BBC Ten Pieces won a BAFTA in 2016 British Academy Children's Award.

Recent directorial credits[edit]

Year Production Role
2018 Norah Jones Live At Ronnie Scott's Director
2017 Messiah from Bristol Old Vic Director
2017 Alejandro Sanz - + Es + - Live In Madrid Director
2017 National Theatre Live - Hedda Gabler
2017 Marc Anthony Half Time special - Live In Miami Director
2017 G-Force - Music Documentary Director
2015 National Theatre Live - A View From the Bridge Director[13]
2015 National Theatre Live - Everyman Director[14]
2014 & 2015 BBC - Ten Pieces & Ten Pieces Secondary[15] Director[6][7]
2015 UK Welcomes Modi - Live International Broadcast from Wembley Stadium Director[17]
2014 Carlos Santana - Corazón: Live from Mexico: Live It to Believe It Director[18]
2014 Imagine DragonsTransformers: Age of Extinction Premiere - Hong Kong Director[19]
2014 Alejandro Fernandez - Confidencias Reales Director[20]
2014 National Theatre Live - A Streetcar Named Desire (live cinema broadcast) Director[21]
2014 Ivete Sangalo - Multishow ao Vivo: Ivete Sangalo 20 Anos Director[22]
2013 Joe Cocker: Fire It Up Live Director[23]
2013 Alejandro Sanz - La Música No Se Toca Director[20]
2012 National Theatre Live - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Director[5]
2012 Rihanna - Loud Tour Live at the O2 Director[24]
2012 Katy Perry - Part of Me Director[25]

Notable earlier directorial credits[edit]


  1. ^ "Billboard". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 3 June 1995 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Splinter Films". Splinter Films.
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  5. ^ a b "BBC's Ten Pieces film launches in cinemas for 100,000 children across the country".
  6. ^ a b "BBC takes classical music scheme Ten Pieces to teens". 20 May 2015 – via
  7. ^ a b "BBC - BBC Music's Ten Pieces extended to secondary school students with new list of music - Media Centre".
  8. ^ "18a Entrega Anual del Latin GRAMMY". Latin GRAMMYs.
  9. ^ "Latin Grammy Nomination for Irish Producer's Team & Shakira Film - Film Ireland".
  10. ^ "Video makers celebrate at Cads 06".
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  12. ^ "Advanced Imaging Society".
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  14. ^ "Everyman - National Theatre Live".
  15. ^ correspondent, Sally Weale Education (20 May 2015). "BBC's Ten Pieces extends classical music programme to teenagers" – via The Guardian.
  16. ^ "The Threepenny Opera - National Theatre".
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  18. ^ "SANTANA - The Official Carlos Santana Web Site".
  19. ^ "Attitude that's getting everyone moving-Comment".
  20. ^ a b c d e f g "Nick Wickham - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic.
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  22. ^ "Ivete Sangalo divulga capa de novo DVD e anuncia videoclipe de faixa inédita".
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  24. ^ "RIHANNA - LOUD - LIVE AT THE O2 - British Board of Film Classification".
  25. ^ "Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)".
  26. ^ Red Hot Chili Peppers: Live at Slane Castle, retrieved 2019-10-14
  27. ^ The Corrs, retrieved 2019-10-14
  28. ^ "The Cure: Trilogy", Wikipedia, 2017-07-02, retrieved 2019-10-14

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