Jason Haigh-Ellery

Non-Exec Director

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Jason has been involved with the entertainment industry since the age of 5 – when he tap danced on stage with Roy Castle.  By the time he’d reached his teens, he realized that performing was probably best left up to those with more talent and he began writing and directing, which led to him producing his first play at 19 years of age.

Jason has now produced 14 West End shows including, Footloose – the musical, Never Forget, Yes Prime Minister, The Ladykillers, Curtains and New Boy.  He is an originating producer of The Whatsonstage Awards. He has also been a Producer on 26 touring shows, including High Society, The Steamie, The Wedding Singer, Fame, Flashdance – the musical, Rock of Ages, Wasted, and An Officer and a Gentleman. He has Executive Produced in South Africa and worked with Lythgoe Family Entertainment in Los Angeles since 2010 bringing pantomime to America with such performers as Arianna Grande and Neil Patrick Harris.

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Jason has been involved with the entertainment industry since the age of 5 – when he tap danced on stage with Roy Castle.  By the time he’d reached his teens, he realized that performing was probably best left up to those with more talent and he began writing and directing, which led to him producing his first play at 19 years of age.

Jason has now produced 14 West End shows including, Footloose – the musical, Never Forget, Yes Prime Minister, The Ladykillers, Curtains and New Boy.  He is an originating producer of The Whatsonstage Awards. He has also been a Producer on 26 touring shows, including High Society, The Steamie, The Wedding Singer, Fame, Flashdance – the musical, Rock of Ages, Wasted, and An Officer and a Gentleman. He has Executive Produced in South Africa and worked with Lythgoe Family Entertainment in Los Angeles since 2010 bringing pantomime to America with such performers as Arianna Grande and Neil Patrick Harris.

Jason founded Big Finish Productions in 1998 and the company has grown to be the largest independent producer of Audio Drama in the world, working regularly with media corporations such as the BBC, ITV, MGM and ABC on Doctor Who, Torchwood, Stargate, Space:1999, The Avengers, The Prisoner and on original series such as The Confessions of Dorian Grey. Producing over 320 hours of drama in 2020, the back catalogue now exceeds 5,500 hours of drama. Big Finish won the BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Drama for Doctor Who in both 2014 and 2017. Big Finish also won for Best Audio Drama at the Audie Awards in 2017 for The Martian Invasion of Earth and won Best Audio Drama in 2014, 2016 and 2017 at the Scribe Awards.

In 2005, Jason was a founding director and helped fund the creation of the actor’s agency Cole Kitchenn, which became part of the ROAR Group and subsequently InterTalent.

In 2011, Jason also founded the animation house Big Finish Creative in Sydney, Australia, working first with the BBC on three animated versions of Doctor Who and then producing the original 26 part drama Prisoner Zero for ABC and Netflix.  BFC are presently producing three new series of animated Doctor Who for BBC Studios.

For television, Big Finish Entertainment has produced two reality shows – Nadia Goes to Hollywood and Nadia: Chasing The Dream for TV3 and been involved with reality shows Strictly Dance Fever (BBC) and Fame – the Musical (RTE).  BFE has teamed up with Ambience Entertainment in Sydney Australia to develop several new series.  The first is being co-produced with Sky and is due to be announced soon.  Ambience and BFE are developing Star Cops as a series of television movies.  Jason is Executive Producing a new teen drama with ACTF and Baby Banksia which began filming in Melbourne in January 2021.

Jason recently agreed a development agreement to bring back two BBC dramas from the 1970’s with BBC Studios.

On film, Jason has acted as an Executive Producer on the comedy The Time of their Lives distributed by Universal Pictures – which was subsequently a #1 comedy on Amazon. In 2019, he also served as an Executive Producer on Mrs. Lowry and Son starring Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave.

Jason Haigh-Ellery's Client List

A’Whora

Lucy Aarden

Beth Robb Adams

Nicola Adams

Jackie Adedeji

Chizzy Akudolu

Jae Alexander

Musical Director

Andrea Ali

Sophie Allen

Maddy Ambus

Guy Amos

Susie Amy

Georgia Anderson

Mark Anderson

Natalie Anderson

Liv Andrusier

Kojo Anim

Sam Archer

Actor/Movement

Julie Atherton

Actor / Director

Omar Austin

Perdita Avery

Fraser Ayres

Ella Baig

Adam Bailey

Debra Baker

Laura Baldwin

Lewys Ball

Shirley Ballas

MARIANNE BARDGETT

Lucy May Barker

Alice Barlow

Melanie La Barrie

Pearce Barron

Nicole Bartlett

Steven Bartlett

Emma Barton

Bateson87

Ian Beattie

Felipe Bejarano

Stu Bennett

Delilah Bennett-Cardy

Alex Beresford

GREG BERNSTEIN

Grace Beverley

Jennifer Biddall

David Birrell

Denise Black

Matt Blaker

Brooke Blewitt

Charlie Booker

Anita Booth

Janie Booth

Nileeka Bose

Choreographer

Daniel De Bourg

Alex Bourne

Naughty Boy

Nigel Boyle

Ava Brennan

Nick Bright

Daniel Brocklebank

Evie Brodie

Kelly Brook

Dajay Brown

Montana Brown

Sam Brown

Corrina Buchan

John Bulleid

Illusion Designer

Ronan Burns

Benjamin Kwasi Burrell

Composer/Musical Director

Kezia Burrows

Dan Burton

Nathalie Buscombe

Tanisha Butterfield

Maeve Byrne

Laura Cairns

Philip Cairns

Michael Camp

Lindsey Campbell

Julian Capolei

Stephen Carlile

Lucy Casson

Casting Director

Desmonda Cathabel

Bobbie Chambers

Charlie Chambers

Harry Chandler

Jack Chissick

The Kingdom Choir

Tom Clark

Louisa Clein

Joshua Clemetson

Charlie Clemmow

Kevin Clifton

Martin Coates

Danny Colligan

Darcy Collins

Joan Collins

ROBERT COLVIN

GEORGIA CONWAY

Leon Cooke

Lewis Cope

Michael Cortez

Nadine Coyle

Maria Coyne

Leila Crerar

Anna Crichlow

Matthew Croke

Julius D’Silva

Jennie Dale

Sam & Danni

Jack Danson

Paul David-Gough

Shane David-Joseph

Ruth Davidson

Gloria De Piero

Janie Dee

Hadrian Delacey

Nicole Raquel Dennis

Stefan Dennis

Grace Dent

Sue Devaney

Russell Dickson

Lisa Diveney

Carla Dixon-Hernandez

Omid Djalili

Scarlette & Stuart Douglas

Scarlette Douglas

Stuart Douglas

Lauren Drummond

Jennifer Ellison

Laura Emmitt

Alice Fearn

Paige Fenlon

Jonny Fines

Tosca Fischer

Cait Fitton

Jenny Fitzpatrick

Alex Fletcher

Kelvin Fletcher

Liz Fletcher

Steven Flynn

Jesse Fox

Kai Francis-Lewis

Brian Friedman

Creative Director

Steve Furst

GadgetsBoy

David Gant

Gabriela García

Kim Gavin

Creative Director

Craig Gazey

Boy George

Courtney George

Karen Gibson

Jason Gilkison

Creative Director / Choreographer

Trisha Goddard

Sarah Goggin

Francesca Goodridge

Director

Ben Greenhough

Leo Gregory

Ciarán Griffiths

Chelcee Grimes

Chelsea Halfpenny

Lauren Hall

Tom Andrew Hargreaves

Danielle Harold

Nicola Harrison

Matt Harrop

Chlöe Hart

Darren Hart

Karen Hauer

Lee Haven-Jones

Vicky Hawkesworth

Andrew Hayden-Smith

Nina Hearne

Richard Henderson

Lou Henry

Luke Higgins

Maura Higgins

Toby Higgins

Musical Director

Tai Hilferink

Julia Hills

George Hinson

Graham Hoadly

Sue Holderness

Matthew Fraser Holland

Ash Holme

Eamonn Holmes

George Howard

Sam Howard-Sneyd

Kateryna Hryhorenko

Scott Hunter

Tyrone Huntley

Callum Hymers

Hana Ichijo

Jenna Innes

Sophie Isaacs

Oliver Jackson

Sam Jackson

Oliver Jacobson

Kirk Jameson

Director

Blythe Jandoo

Luke Jerdy

Scarlett Alice Johnson

Hayley Johnston

Cellen Chugg Jones

Emily Jones

Casting Director

Ewan Jones

Choreographer

Katie Rowley Jones

Vinnie Jones

Judy Joo

Jacqueline Jossa

Ross Kemp

Dorit Kemsley

Aoife Kenny

Keston & Keston

Children's Casting & Management

Dr Amir Khan

Genevieve Kingsford

Michael Kirk

Millie Kiss

Judy Kuhn

La5ty

Garry Lake

Bart Lambert

Maurice Lane

Bonnie Langford

Emily Langham

Sarah Lark

Joshua Lay

Packy Lee

Gabrielle Lewis-Dodson

Amelia Lily

ALEXANDER LINCOLN

Harry Long

SINEAD LONG

Leon Lopez

Stephen Lord

Pixie Lott

Louisa Lytton

Jak Malone

Liam Marcellino

Rafaella Marcus

Director

Ania Marson

Ruby May Martinwood

FPL Mate

James Mateo-Salt

Milo McCarthy

Rhianne-Louise McCaulsky

Sarah McCormack

Debbie McGee

Mark McKerracher

Jesse-Jane McParland

Sarah Meadows

Director

Dale Meeks

Steven Meo

Ben Middleton

Romeo Mika

Francesca Mills

Remmie Milner

Mist

Scarlett Moffatt

Alexander Moneypenny

Joel Montague

Mark Moraghan

Sam Morgan

Hayley Morris

Naomi Morris

Olivia Morris

Matthew Morrison

Grace Mouat

The OBGYN Mum

Simon Nehan

Andrew Neil

Olivia Neill

NepentheZ

Jennifer Nicholas

Ella Nonini

Ellie Nunn

Francis Nunnery

Johannes Nymark

Sarah O’Connor

Siobhan O’Driscoll

Alexanda O’Reilly

David O’Reilly

Lemar Obika

Ore Oduba

Valentine Olukoga

Maren Ovidia

Gemma Page

Actor/Writer

SHIVAM PALLANA

Sophia Pardon

Theatre Designer

Dan Partridge

John Partridge

Emma Paton

Carl Patrick

Lulu-Mae Pears

Lynne Pearson

Crystelle Pereira

Lydea Perkins

Bethany Perry

Wendi Peters

Arlene Phillips

Danielle Phillips

Marc Pickering

PieFace23

Alex Pinder

Steven Pinder

Jamie Platt

Lighting Designer

Ericka Posadas

SARAH-JANE POTTS

Donna Preston

Donna Preston

Duncan Preston

Jess Qualter

Ekow Quartey

Ethan Quinn

Florian Rafuna

Sophia Ragavelas

Molly Rainford

FPL Raptor

Jamie Raven

Magician

Lauryn Redding

Susanna Reid

Mark Rhodes

Anneka Rice

Sean Richards-Mulzac

Alice Ripley

Neil Roberts

Liz Robertson

Paul Robinson

Actor/Choreographer

Danielle Rose

Travis Ross

MATTHEW ROWLAND

Nardia Ruth

Jack Ryder

Actor / Director

Kenyah Sandy

Alexzandra Sarmiento

Actor / Choreographer

Djalenga Scott

Robbie Scott

Tom Senior

Brydie Service

Jane Seymour

Roxy Shahidi

Mim Shaikh

Rakhee Sharma

Callum Sharp

Alexandra Silber

Cat Simmons

Sinitta

Niomi Smart

Adam ‘Smithy’ Smith

Maisie Smith

Lauren Socha

Marc Spelmann

Magician 'X'

Elin Steele

Set & Costume Designer

Lisa Stevens

Director / Choreographer / Intimacy Coordinator

Ashleigh & Sully

Lucie-Mae Sumner

Elliot Swann

Tara Sweeting

Laura Tebbutt

Zita Teby

FLORENCE TENDI

Phoebe Thomas

Barnaby Thompson

James Thornton

Laura Tobin

Steff Todd

Simon Trinder

Tom Trotter

Christine Tucker

TOBY TURPIN

Ben Tyler

Anna Unwin

George Ure

Lauren Varnham

Adam Rojko Vega

Sean Michael Verey

Kimberley Walsh

Kwoklyn Wan

Gemma Wardle

Ian H Watkins

Simon Webbe

Isabel Webster

Ed White

Oliver Wickham

Clare Wilkie

Amanda Wilkin

Emma Williams

T’Shan Williams

Pippa Winslow

Richard Winsor

Nick Winston

Director / Choreographer

Philip Witcomb

Set & Costume Designer

Samantha Womack

Jake Wood

Daisy Wood-Davis

Jess Wright

Mark Wright

Kimberly Wyatt

Julie Yammanee

Yungen