Writer and show-runner for TV, theatre & film.

Oli is a series creator and show-runner who works both in the UK and in the US.

He has collaborated with all the key broadcasters in the UK, and with HBO Drama and FX. His original series include FM (ITV2) and Whites (BBC Two). 

Oli's drama series Flack, about a troubled PR fixer-upper, stars Anna Paquin. Series 1 was directed by Peter Cattaneo and the second series will shoot later this year. It is produced by Hat Trick for POP TV and UKTV. 

Other projects include an adaptation of Tibor Fischer’s hit dark comedy novel Good To Be God for Keshet, and an original drama Mr Thompson with Hartswood. He is working on a new original drama for the US market.

Oliver is also the Artistic Director of the multi award-winning theatre company, Les Enfants Terribles, whose smash hit production of Alice's Adventures Underground was nominated for an Olivier Award and transferred to China following two sell-out London seasons. A new show will launch later this year.



Writer & Creator

6 x 45'
Producer Mark Talbot
Director Peter Cattaneo
  • Anna Paquin
  • Lydia Wilson
  • Original comedy drama about a woman trying to keep her life on track whilst dealing with the funny and often fucked-up lives of her PR clients.

    Hat Trick Productions for UKTV & Pop TV
    Producer Howard Burch

    Adaptation of Tibor Fischer's hit novel about a deadbeat who decides to impersonate God.

    In Development
    Producer Elaine Cameron

    Original drama about a hitman.

    Hartswood Films for BBC
    In Development
    Producer Eleven Films
    Director Gordon Anderson
  • Izzy Mant
  • Joel Wilson
  • Slapstick comedy observing a team of idiot robbers who attempt to rob an auction house.

    Part of Sky's silent comedy season.

    Sky Playhouse for Sky Arts
    6 x 30'
    Producer Charlie Hanson, Michelle Farr
  • Darren Boyd
  • Alan Davis
  • Co-written and created with Matt King. Comedy series about a celebrity chef with grand ambitions.
    BBC for BBC2
    Nominated for Rose d'Or 2010
    6 x 30'
    Producer Izzy Mant
    Director Elliot Hegarty
  • Kevin Bishop
  • Chris O'Dowd
  • Co-written with Ian Curtis. Comedy series following a group of fame-hungry friends who run a daily, indie-inspired radio show.

    ITV Studios for ITV2


    Mr Sloane
    Additional Material
    Producer Clelia Mountford
    Director Robert B. Weide
  • Nick Frost
  • Olivia Coleman
  • Ophelia Lovibond
  • Peter Serafinowicz
  • Romantic comedy about a man down on his luck.

    Big Talk for Sky 1
    Director Jack Clough
  • Kristen Gutoskie
  • Alison Doody
  • Three British students decide to spend their summer in an American summer camp.

    Company Pictures for E4
    Producer Michael Elliott
    Director Oliver Lansley
  • Alan Davies
  • Alan Davies
  • A short-comedy drama: a man and his dog are put to the test.

    Sprout for Sky 1


    Writer & Director

    Director co-directed by James Seager
  • Alexander Wolfe
  • Edward Cartwright
  • Inspired by the true story of a miner who became entombed underground in a collapsed tunnel during World War One.

    Southwark Playhouse
    Alice's Adventures Underground
    Nominated for an Olivier Award
    Producer Les Enfants Terribles & Emma Brunjes Productions

    Olivier-nominated immersive theatre production, which reopened for a second run at the Vaults Theatre in 2017. 

    Waterloo Vaults


    Director Emma Earle
  • Rob Cavazos
  • Katie Elin-Salt
  • Dan Gingell
  • A tale of two toys, Holly and Ivan's, epic journey on Christmas Eve.
    The Lyric, Hammersmith
    Producer Oliver Lansley
    Director Elgiva Field, James Seager
  • Marcus Ellard
  • Keith Hill
  • Catriona MacKenzie
  • Philip Oakland
  • When the owner of a music hall is murdered, everyone's a suspect
    Charing Cross Theatre
    Director Emma Earle
  • Grace Carter
  • Rachel Dawson
  • Joe Woolmer
  • Noir horror about a young man who spends his time watching the young woman in the apartment block opposite
    Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh
    The Terrible Infants
    Winner Best Entertainment: Fringe Report
    Producer Oliver Lansley
    Director Oliver Lansley
  • Rachel Dawson
  • Judi Dench
  • Tomas Gisby
  • Matthew Ian Kelly
  • Play blending puppetry, live music, performance, story-telling and physicality to present a series of twisted tales for children and adults
    Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh
    Producer Oliver Lansley
    Director Oliver Lansley
  • Melanie Gray
  • Matt Ian Kelly
  • Nicole Lewis
  • Christopher Mellows
  • Black comedy exploring religion, relationships and responsibilities which toured nationally.
    Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh
    Director Jamie Harper
  • Graeme Brookes
  • Pippa Duffy
  • Alexander Gilmour
  • Simon Philips
  • A picture appears that could spell the destruction of the world but the suspect insists that it is simply a four-year old's scribbles. International tour
    Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh
    Producer Oliver Lansley
    Director Oliver Lansley
  • Timothy Edwin Brown
  • Haley Carver
  • Tania Foley
  • Kate Hayworth
  • Play set in bed during the last few moments before sleep exploring our pre-conceptions and stereotypical expecations of the male and female psyche
    Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh
    Producer Oliver Lansley
    Director Oliver Lansley
  • Oliver Lansley
  • Dark fairytale about the life of an extraordinary young man, his journey, experiences and the bizarre characters he meets along the way
    Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh



    Writer Alexander Wolfe
  • Emilia Fox
  • Alexander Wolfe
  • Short film based on the song by Alexander Wolfe
    Neon Forest