WILL BRENTON was born in Leeds but grew up in Liverpool. He graduated from the Welsh College of Music and Drama and became a professional actor, starring in ‘Godspell’, ‘Lark Rise to Candleford’ ‘The Meg and Mog Show’ and various seasons at the Players Theatre before appearing in The West End’s highly acclaimed ‘Blood Brothers’ playing Sammy opposite Kiki Dee and Stephanie Lawrence . Television appearances included ‘Inspector Morse’, ‘Flying Lady’ and presenter of BBC’s ‘Playdays’. Whilst at ‘Playdays’ he was trained to direct, and directed more than 100 episodes before working at the BBC directing the location based Art Show ‘Bitsa’ after which he moved into a two year stint directing ‘Coronation Street’ and ‘Emmerdale’.
Since then he has risen to the top of his profession, co-creating some of today’s best known programmes for children, and receiving many awards, including a BAFTA, a ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY AWARD, as well as six BAFTA nominations and another 14 awards and nominations, ranging from A Royal Television Award and Best Animation to Best International Show (BROADCAST AWARDS, BRITISH ANIMATION AWARDS)