Claire Ingham is an executive producer for Company Pictures. She began her TV career as a trainee writer and promotions producer/director at Granada Television before moving on – first to Central Television – and then on to Children’s ITV as Creative Producer, where she headed an award-winning team of promotions directors and designers.
After an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, she pursued a career in drama, combining TV and film screenwriting with script reading and editing work for companies like British Screen, Red Rooster, Alibi Film and Television and Ecosse Films. She became a development producer and then Head of Development and Associate Producer for Impossible Pictures in 2005, working across a slate that included shows for all the major broadcasters, including Primeval, Frankenstein and Pickles, the Dog who Won the World Cup.
Claire set up her own company Red Room Films in 2008, developing feature films and TV drama projects in association with larger companies. She also produced, directed and wrote the award-winning short film Hearing Things starring Glenna Morrison and Felicity Jones, and produced the UKFC digital short Romance, directed by Sean Spencer and starring Maime McCoy and Steve John Shepherd.
Early in 2011, Claire became an Executive Producer for the BBC, working on Inspector George Gently, Waterloo Road and New Tricks. She was invited to join Company Pictures later the same year by George Faber, and has since executive produced a number of successful shows for the company, including a series of Shameless, two further series of Inspector George Gently, the final Wild at Heart, which aired as a Christmas special, and Moonfleet, Sky1’s most recent Christmas drama event, written by Ashley Pharoah and starring Ray Winstone and Aneurin Barnard.
Claire is presently developing a number of series and serials for UK and US broadcasters.