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Trader Nick Leeson’s Story Set for TV Adaptation by Tony Marchant

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All at The Agency welcome the announcement in Variety, and other trade press titles, that TALL writer client Tony Marchant will be adapting the story of Nick Leeson, the rogue trader who brought about the collapse of one of Baring’s Bank, for Television.

Nick Leeson

The four-part drama provisionally titled THE MAN WHO BROKE THE BANK will be produced by All3Media backed, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE AND THE CANOE producer Story Films will chart the meteoric rise and fall of the plasterer’s son from Watford who secretly hid losses of more than £800 million (then $1.4 billion) in the early to mid-1990s in Singapore, leading to the collapse of one of Britain’s oldest merchant banks.

Speaking on the show, Story Films’ co-founder, Dave Nath, said: “Tony Marchant’s scripts tell a gripping tale of ‘90s hubris, of squandered talent, fear, fraud and disgrace. We couldn’t have hoped for a more talented writer to tell this incredible story in such a dramatic and nuanced way.”

Tony Marchant is represented by Bethan Evans at The Agency (London) Limited.

Published: 19th July 2022