Leanne KleinChief Executive Officer
Leanne was appointed Chief Executive of Wall to Wall in January 2014 after three years as the company’s Creative Director. She is responsible for overseeing the company's increasingly diverse output across a broad range of genres including drama, factual and entertainment.
Her executive producer credits include 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 2015's highest rated single film on BBC Two, The Scandalous Lady W starring Natalie Dormer.
She is also behind hit returning factual formats like BAFTA winning Long Lost Family for ITV, 2015's BAFTA nominated Back In Time For... for BBC Two, and long-running competition-doc hybrid Child Genius for Channel 4. Other notable Executive Producer credits include innovative 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 produced by Wall to Wall over the past fifteen years. Recent examples include the hit Victorian Bakers for BBC Two, the hugely popular Turn Back Time for BBC One, Bring Back Borstal for ITV, Electric Dreams for BBC Four and upcoming The Slum for BBC Two/PBS.
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 has run for five series on BBC One. The company's move into entertainment has continued with Time Crashers for C4 and forthcoming 500 Questions and global smash-hit Little Big Shots for ITV.
In her early career Leanne directed both drama and factual programmes, in 1995 winning an Emmy as Best Director for Baby It’s You.