KATIE MCALEESE

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Since joining Kudos, Katie has been Executive Producer on the acclaimed BBC2 drama Responsible Child, written by Sean Buckley and directed by Nick Holt. She is currently EP on Ben Chanan’s new 8 part series for Sky, a darkly funny thriller based on Zoran Drvenkar’s novel You. 

 

Katie joined from Big Light, where she built the company’s first slate of original development. She was previously Executive Producer at BBC Wales Drama, where her credits included Ashley Pharoah’s The Living And The Dead for BBC1 and BBC America.

 

Her first role at the BBC was as Creative Director, BBC Drama Production, charged with overseeing all in-house development and heading up the central development team. During this time she also executive produced the second series of Dominic Mitchell’s award-winning In the Flesh for BBC3.

 

Before moving to the BBC, Katie was part of the small team that launched Lookout Point. During her time as Head of Development there, she developed projects including Ripper Street for BBC1 and Titanic for ITV.

 

Katie started her career working in theatre, directing new writing and classics in the West End and across the UK.