The deal will see BBC Studios collaborate with Nick Mohammed to create a slate of new and distinctive scripted offerings, co-produced through BBC Studios’ production portfolio, with BBC Studios also representing and distributing globally.
Nick Mohammed is an established, double Emmy-nominated actor, comedian and writer. He created, wrote, executive produced and co-starred, alongside David Schwimmer, in Sky One's hit show Intelligence, produced by BBC Studios invested indie Expectation. A special will air this Easter.
Nick plays the regular fan favourite role of Nate in Apple’s Emmy award-winning series, Ted Lasso, opposite Jason Sudeikis. Nick was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series at the Emmy Awards for both the first and second series, whilst the show itself has made history – garnering the most nominations ever for a freshman show for its first series. After two series, the show has landed a total of 11 Emmy Awards and received 40 Emmy nominations. Nick himself was recently awarded the Actor Award for Television as part of the Critics’ Choice Association’s Celebration of Asian and Pacific Cinema and Television for his work on the show. He will once again be seen as Nate this spring, when the third series begins airing.
On the feature side Nick recently shot a leading role opposite Jon Hamm and Tina Fey, in the upcoming film Maggie Moore(s), directed by John Slattery, which will be released later this year.
Further acting credits include Joe Cornish's The Kid who would be King, Ridley Scott's The Martian, Bridget Jones’s Baby and The Ab Fab Movie. Nick voiced Piglet in Disney’s live action feature Christopher Robin and played the Butler in Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. He has featured in a host of TV comedies including HBO and Sky's Sally4ever, Channel 4’s Stath Lets Flats and BBC One’s This Time With Alan Partridge. On top of all this, Nick has just finished filming a regular role in the hotly anticipated first series of Sally Wainwright’s The Ballad of Renegade Nell for Disney+.
Nick has received critical acclaim for his live character comedy work as Mr. Swallow. He took his latest hilarious and joyful festive show – A Christmas Carol-ish – to the Soho Theatre for a sell-out run in December. The reviews were nothing short of incredible. The show received a plethora of five star reviews. Nick will be taking another live show – The Best and Worst of Mr. Swallow – on tour this year, as well as to The Duke of York Theatre in London’s West End.
Nick’s Mr. Swallow character has graced our screens on multiple occasions, on shows such as Channel 4’s Cats Does Countdown – with clips of his performances quickly going viral. Viewing figures for the clip of Mr. Swallow’s rendition of Jurassic Park stand at over 9 million on Facebook whilst the clip of him memorising a deck of playing cards has been viewed over 12 million times!
Outside of his work on stage and screen, Nick is an Associate of the prestigious Inner Magic Circle and the author of The Young Magicians children’s booked published by Penguin Random House.
Jonathan Blyth, Commercial & Partnerships Director for Comedy at BBC Studios said: “We are big fans of Nick’s work and are delighted to be joining forces with him to develop new and ambitious scripted ideas, in his own inimitable style, to entertain audiences around the world.”
Nick Mohammed said “Genuinely so flattered to be partnering with BBC Studios and to be given the opportunity to work with some of the UK’s most exciting production companies. And just in general feeling very grateful to them for having such faith in my writing. Six ideas in six minutes - I can’t wait to get started!”
The agreement with Nick Mohammed follows the announcement last summer of the creative partnership between BBC Studios and Jamie Demetriou. Details on the first project from this agreement will be released later this year.
The deals was brokered by Kitty Laing at United Agents Limited, Jonathan Blyth at BBC Studios and James Kay at Sheridans.
Nick Mohammed is represented by Kitty Laing at United Agents Ltd.