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Clelia Mountford

Clelia Mountford



Having co-founded Merman with Sharon Horgan in 2014, Clelia develops and produces a multitude of projects with a host of international talent.

Most recently, Clelia has executive produced the BAFTA award winning and EMMY nominated dark comedy thriller BAD SISTERS (Apple TV+), which was co-written by Sharon Horgan, who also executive produces and stars in the series. The highly anticipated second series is now in production.

Clelia is executive producing the upcoming and recently announced Channel 4 series commission of DISABILITY BENEFITS with Rosie Jones and has recently produced the Sky comedy drama DREAMLAND (Sky), which stars Lily Allen and Freema Agyeman. She was the executive producer of two series of the award-winning THERE SHE GOES (BBC Two) written by Shaun Pye and starring David Tennant and Jessica Hynes, as well as the recent critically-acclaimed THERE SHE GOES SPECIAL (BBC Two). Further comedy credits include three series of the BAFTA-award winning comedy MOTHERLAND (BBC Two) and two critically acclaimed MOTHERLAND CHRISTMAS SPECIALS (BBC Two).

Clelia’s other recent executive producer credits include both series of comedy drama FRAYED (Sky One/ABC Australia), written by and starring Sarah Kendall; FRANK OF IRELAND (Ch4/Amazon), created by Brian and Domhnall Gleeson and Michael Moloney; series one and upcoming series two of American horror SHINING VALE (Starz), series one and the currently airing series two of animated comedy series HOUSEBROKEN (Fox), starting Lisa Kudrow and created by Sharon Horgan, Clea Duvall, Jennifer Crittenden and Gabrielle Allan; as well as both series of THIS WAY UP (Channel 4/HULU) written by Aisling Bea and starring Bea and Sharon Horgan. For Merman, Clelia also executive produced the third season of THE INCREASINGLY POOR DECISIONS OF TODD MARGARET, which is also the production where she met Sharon Horgan when the pair were working across the first series back in 2010.

Further credits include Executive Producer on WOMEN ON THE VERGE, (W/RTE), created by Lorna Martin and Sharon Horgan and starring Kerry Condon, Eileen Walsh and Nina Sosanya, Amazon Original film HERSELF starring Claire Dunne, URBAN MYTH ANDY & THE DONALD starring Anthony Atamanuik and Jack McBrayer; MORGANA ROBINSON’S SUMMER SHORT written by Sharon Horgan which won a BAFTA TV Award in 2018 for Best Short Form Programme (Sky Arts); and DISABILITY BENEFITS (Channel 4) created and written by Rosie Jones.

As Producer, Clelia devised and produced two series of the comedy drama adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s A YOUNG DOCTOR’S NOTEBOOK (Sky Arts) starring Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe. The show received huge critical acclaim and won record-breaking audiences for Sky Arts. She produced MR SLOANE (Sky Atlantic) starring Nick Frost and Olivia Colman, David Cross’s BLISS (Sky One) starring Stephen Mangan and Heather Graham and THE CIRCUIT (Channel 4) by Sharon Horgan and Dennis Kelly, starring Adeel Akhtar and Eva Birthistle and the audio drama PEOPLE WHO KNEW ME.

Prior to founding Merman, Clelia held roles as Head of Comedy at RDF and Head of Radio and TV Script Associate at TalkbackThames.

As Head of Comedy at RDF, she executive produced two series of THE INCREASINGLY POOR DECISIONS OF TODD MARGARET for IFC and Channel 4. The series starred David Cross, Will Arnett, Spike Jonze, Sharon Horgan, Blake Harrison and Jon Hamm.

Clelia also includes in her Producer credits two Little Crackers for Sky One: Caroline Quentin’s NUTCRACKER and Sharon Horgan’s THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS, which won the Outstanding Achievement Jury Prize for Best TV Short in the International 3D Awards, and was selected for the Los Angeles Comedy Festival.

Prior to Merman, Clelia produced the post-apocalyptic comedy COCKROACHES starring Jack Whitehall and Daniel Lawrence Taylor (ITV2).