Helena Murphy

Head of Development - Hartswood Films
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As Head of Development, Helena works with emerging and established writing talent across a slate of drama and comedy. Recent projects include the International Emmy nominated THE DEVIL’S HOUR (Prime Video), WOLF (BBC) and ROALD AND BEATRIX: THE TAIL OF THE CURIOUS MOUSE (Sky).

Before joining Hartswood in 2016, Helena worked for a variety of companies, including the BBC and Sony Pictures Television, developing scripted comedy and drama for both UK and international markets.

Hartswood Films was founded in 1979 by the legendary producer Beryl Vertue, business manager and agent to some of Britain’s greatest comedy creators. Its history is rooted in many of the best-loved British and American comedies of TV’s first golden age. That unique history is the platform on which Hartswood continue to produce some of today’s most beloved scripted television.

With production bases in Richmond and Cardiff, Hartswood takes pride in championing the best new talent from all over the UK and on both sides of the camera. Hartswood believes in combining creative excellence with fairness, decency and social responsibility, as demonstrated in our long-term commitment to widening access to the industry we love.