Nicole Taylor

Nicole Taylor

Nicole Taylor

Nicole Taylor is an award winning screenwriter for film and television.  She wrote BBC1’s Three Girls, starring Maxine Peake and Lesley Sharp, about the Rochdale grooming scandal which won five BAFTAs, including for best writer.

“Searingly compelling drama” – The Times – “This is what TV is for”.

Prior to that Nicole’s BAFTA nominated single drama The C Word, was produced for BBC1 and starred Sheridan Smith.

Nicole’s first film WILD ROSE starring Jessie Buckley, Sophie Okonedo and Julie Walters premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September and will be released in the UK in April 2019 and in the US in May 2019. It’s the story of a young woman from Glasgow who wants to get the hell out of there and make it to Nashville as a country singer. Nicole co-wrote the original soundtrack which will be released on Island Records.

She’s currently writing The Nest, a new Glasgow-set drama for BBC1 about surrogacy.

Nicole is originally from Glasgow.  As a teenage Crohn’s patient, she had much experience of the amazing work of paediatric staff, and is delighted to be attending DFTB19.