Leanne was appointed Chief Executive of Wall to Wall in 2014 after three years as the company’s Creative Director. She oversees Wall to Wall’s output across drama, factual and entertainment, for a growing number of broadcasters and platforms in the UK and US.
She has created a raft of hit returning factual formats including BAFTA winning Long Lost Family for ITV (currently in its 9th series), BAFTA nominated Back In Time for BBC Two (now in its 5th year), and long-running competition-doc hybrid Child Genius for Channel 4. Other notable recent hits include the BBC’s new competition show, Glow Up and crime series The Yorkshire Ripper Files.
Leanne also has a long track-record in developing and producing factual dramas like multi Golden Globe and BAFTA-nominated HBO/BBC Hitchcock biopic, The Girl, starring Sienna Miller and Toby Jones; BBC Two’s Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story starring Julie Walters; and The Scandalous Lady W starring Natalie Dormer.
In 2012 Leanne oversaw delivery of the company’s first ever primetime Saturday night talent show, The Voice UK, which became the BBC’s biggest new entertainment show for over a decade and ran for five seasons on BBC One. The company’s move into entertainment continued with Time Crashers for C4 and Little Big Shots for ITV.
Past credits include event drama-doc hybrid The Day Britain Stopped, BAFTA nominated BBC One science/entertainment hybrid The Young Ones and the multi-award winning The 1900 House for Channel 4, which spawned a whole new genre of ‘living history’ television and has resulted in upwards of 25 different series for multiple broadcasters.
Earlier in her career Leanne directed both drama and factual programmes, in 1995 winning an Emmy as Best Director for Baby It’s You.