About Two Brothers. Our story and amazing team
Two Brothers Pictures was set up by BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated writer and producers Harry and Jack Williams in 2014. With the aim of producing quality scripted television in the UK and internationally, Two Brothers Pictures has quickly become one of the most exciting and successful production companies in the UK.
The London based independent, which joined the All3Media family in February 2017, has produced some of TVs best loved shows including Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Emmy & Golden Globe winning, modern cult classic, Fleabag (for BBC Three and Amazon), much talked about drama Liar (ITV), and the hugely successful Baptiste (BBC One) both written by Harry and Jack Williams
Focussing on original contemporary stories, the company also produced The Widow starring Kate Beckinsale (ITV and Amazon), ratings hit drama Cheat (ITV), ambitious international drama series Strangers (ITV and Amazon) and Daisy Haggard’s “darkly comic gem”, Back To Life (BBC One).
Two Brothers Pictures has several new commissions underway including Series 2 of Baptiste and The Tourist for BBC One.
/ Meet the team
Harry & Jack Williams
Writers & Managing Directors
Emmy-award-winning, Golden Globe and BAFTA-nominated writer-producer duo Harry and Jack Williams set up their independent production company Two Brothers Pictures in 2014. Since then, the company has gone from strength to strength, producing shows for Amazon, HBO, AMC, BBC, ITV and Sky. At the core of the slate is Harry and Jack’s writing partnership, with their first dramas for the company including BBC1’s ONE OF US and BBC1’s Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated drama THE MISSING. THE MISSING, which starred James Nesbitt, was also nominated for four BAFTAs, including Best Drama. This success led to a second series, starring Keeley Hawes and David Morrissey, which broadcast at the end of 2016 to critical and commercial acclaim.
Harry and Jack have only become more prolific since then, writing shows such as the hugely successful ITV suspense thriller LIAR, starring Ioan Gruffudd and Joanne Froggatt. The first series aired in 2017 as one of ITV’s highest performing dramas of the year, was nominated for a National Television Award and won the Best New Drama TV Choice Award. LIAR will return for a second series in 2020. In 2019, Harry and Jack brought back THE MISSING’s charismatic Julien Baptiste for his own BBC1 series, entitled BAPTISTE, as well as creating THE WIDOW starring Kate Beckinsale for ITV and Amazon.
Harry and Jack have also sought to nurture the best new writing talent. Most recently, they executive produced award-winning comedy FLEABAG, the second series of which was nominated for 11 Primetime Emmys, of which it won 6 including Outstanding Comedy Series. Other Two Brothers shows produced in 2019 aired to critical and commercial acclaim, including Gaby Hull’s thriller CHEAT and Daisy Haggard and Laura Solon’s sitcom BACK TO LIFE, while Tim Key-penned comedy short WONDERDATE was nominated for a BAFTA in 2019 in the “best short form programme” category.
Chief Operating Officer
Claire was Head of Operations and Business Affairs at the BBC for 6 years, responsible for the business of all commissioned and acquired content, with specific responsibility for drama, film and acquisitions.
Prior to that, she ran the business team for Comedy and Entertainment commissioning, was Head of Channel Management at BBC2 and was part of the original launch team at UKTV.
In 2013 she left the BBC to launch her own factual entertainment company, Babygrand Productions. She also offers freelance commercial consultancy services in drama and film, including working with Two Brothers Pictures since January 2016. Claire published her first novel, The Fourteenth Letter in April 2017.
Head of Drama
Chris is Head of Drama at Two Brothers and Executive Producer on all our dramas. Previously he was a Commissioning Editor for BBC Drama and a Creative Head of Drama for BBC Production in England and also Scotland. He has worked as a Producer for Carnival Films and Kudos, Development Executive for BBC Drama Commissioning and originally trained as a Script Editor at the BBC.
His credits as Executive Producer for Two Brothers are BAPTISTE, CHEAT, THE WIDOW and LIAR season 2. Other credits as Executive Producer include ONE OF US, CLIQUE, CALL THE MIDWIFE, SHETLAND, STONEMOUTH, SPOOKS (MI:5), HUSTLE, PRISONERS WIVES and REQUIEM. Credits as Producer include SPOOKS (MI:5), HOTEL BABYLON and THE INSPECTOR LYNLEY MYSTERIES.
Chris is actively developing shows in drama and comedy for a number of networks; especially contemporary original stories. He has a degree in Drama from Bristol University.
Head of Production
With over 20 years freelance experience in the industry Emma cut her teeth on cult indies like NIL BY MOUTH and THE INNOCENT SLEEP. She then worked up through production on both features and TV drama with credits including WARRIORS, SNATCH and LAYER CAKE. Emma’s Line Producing credits include UNITED, DEATH COMES TO PEMBERLEY and the first two series of BLACK MIRROR. Most recently she Co Produced THE MISSING 2 and Line Produced Two Brothers’ LIAR before joining the company in 2017.
Head of Finance
Michael joined Two Brothers in May 2018 as Head of Finance and is responsible for managing the company finances. Michael has previously worked in finance roles across a range of industries including Property, Aviation and Hospitality with his last role at The Breakfast Club in London. Michael is a Chartered Accountant having qualified through CIMA.
Sarah is an Emmy, PGA and Golden Globe award winning television producer. Since joining Two Brothers in 2014, Sarah has produced numerous programs for the UK and US market including the multi-award winning FLEABAG which won 6 Primetime Emmy Awards in 2019, including Best Comedy Series. Sarah developed and Exec Produced two series of the International EMMY nominated BACK TO LIFE written by and starring Daisy Haggard for the BBC and Showtime, EP’d Angela Black for ITV and SPECTRUM; EXPIRATION DATE for Peacock and is currently running projects in active development for Amazon, Showtime, C4, BBC among others.
Before starting at Two Brothers, Sarah worked with theatre producer Sonia Friedman, assisting her on SFP’s West End and Broadway shows including HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, THE BOOK OF MORMON, JERUSALEM, OLD TIMES, among others.
Sarah began her career in TV, Theatre and Film publicity at Public Eye Communications, working primarily with comedians Rob Brydon and Miranda Hart and on TV comedy shows such as MIRANDA, ARMSTRONG AND MILLER and THAT MITCHELL AND WEBB LOOK.
Head of Development
As head of development for Two Brothers, Daniel works across both comedy and drama projects. He also produced the pilot DINOSAUR for BBC3 with Sarah Hammond, and will serve as co-executive producer on a forthcoming series for Showtime & C4.
He joined Two Brothers from Sharon Horgan’s Merman, where he developed the company’s first drama slate, including their first feature film HERSELF (dir: Phyllida Lloyd), which premiered at Sundance. Prior to this he has also worked as Development Executive for 42M&P, Script Editor on WATERSHIP DOWN for Netflix/BBC, and for Sky Drama in their commissioning team. He started his career on reception at The Agency.
Catriona joined Two Brothers as Development Assistant in 2016, before graduating to Script Editor in 2017. Since then, she has worked across multiple shows including the international eight-part drama THE WIDOW for ITV & Amazon, ITV mini-series CHEAT, series 2 of LIAR, and comedy hit FLEABAG season 2 for BBC Three & Amazon.
Most recently she spent 6 months in Australia as Assistant Producer on our upcoming BBC One / HBO Max series THE TOURIST, which stars Jamie Dornan. Catriona also works in development, reading and meeting on script, pitch and book submissions and working closely on projects in active development.
Script Editor & Post Production Coordinator
Willa joined Two Brothers in 2019 as Office Coordinator, working as production assistant and executive assistant before moving full-time into editorial. She worked as an Assistant Script Editor on BAPTISTE S2 & ANGELA BLACK before Script Editing BBC3 Pilot, DINOSAUR.
Willa previously interned at production companies in both the UK and in New York: at Engel Entertainment, Gigantic Pictures, and World Productions. She has a BA in American Studies from the University of East Anglia.
/ Awards include
WINNER 2019 Primetime Emmys: Fleabag – 6 Awards inc. Best Comedy
NOMINEE 2019 Edinburgh TV Festival: Best Independent Production Company
WINNER 2019 Edinburgh TV Festival: Fleabag – Best Comedy
WINNER 2019 Broadcast Digital Awards: Fleabag – Best Comedy
NOMINEE 2018 BAFTA Awards: Wonderdate – Best Short Form Programme
NOMINEE 2018 Broadcast Awards: Best Independent Production Company
WINNER 2018 TV Choice Awards: Liar – Best New Drama
NOMINEE 2018 Monte-Carlo TV Festival: Liar – Best TV Drama Series
WINNER 2017 Broadcast Awards: Fleabag – Best Original Programme
WINNER 2017 Broadcast Awards: Fleabag – Best Multichannel Programme
WINNER 2017 BANFF World Media Festival: Fleabag – Best English Language Series
WINNER 2017 Monte-Carlo TV Festival: Fleabag – Best Comedy
WINNER 2017 Televisual Bulldog Awards: Fleabag – Best Comedy
WINNER 2017 Seoul International Drama Awards: Fleabag – Best Comedy
WINNER 2017 Rose D’Or Awards: Fleabag – Best Comedy
WINNER 2017 C21 International Drama Awards: Harry & Jack Williams – DQ Craft Award
NOMINEE 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards: The Missing – Best Director
NOMINEE 2015 Golden Globes: The Missing – Best Miniseries
NOMINEE 2015 BAFTA Awards: The Missing – Best Drama Series
NOMINEE 2015 Monte-Carlo TV Festival: The Missing – Best Mini Series