Nick Willing

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Nick Willing
Nick Willing
Born Nick Willing
United Kingdom
Occupation Director, writer, and producer

Nick Willing is a British director, writer and producer of films and television programs.

Willing is the son of Portuguese painter Paula Rego[1] and English artist Victor Willing and was largely brought up in Portugal, but settled in England at the age of 12. He graduated from The National Film and Television School in 1982 and started directing music videos for bands such as Eurythmics, Bob Geldof, Swing Out Sister, Debbie Gibson, Kirsty MacColl, Kim Appleby, Tony Banks, and Nik Kershaw.

Throughout this period he was also writing screenplays, and in 1996 his adaptation of the Steve Szilagyi novel Photographing Fairies was financed by Polgram Filmed Entertainment and made into a feature film. Photographing Fairies was a critical success and won several awards including the Méliès d’Or in 1998.[2]

Alice in Wonderland followed with a cast which included Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Kingsley, Robbie Coltrane, Martin Short, Peter Ustinov, Gene Wilder, Ken Dodd, Christopher Lloyd, George Wendt and Miranda Richardson. Alice was made for NBC television in 1999 and won 4 Primetime Emmys.[3]

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As writer[edit]

Nick Willing wrote his first two movies Photographing Fairies and Doctor Sleep and went on to develop the short stories of H.G. Wells into a semi-biographical television series, The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells, which premiered in 2001. More recently he wrote the series Alice which received 2 Primetime Emmy Nominations, and Neverland for the Syfy network and Sky Movies.

In 2014 he wrote the thriller Altar and created the 13-part series Olympus



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  3. ^ "HBO and David Kelley Win Top Early Emmys". The New York Times. August 30, 1999. 

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