Julie Gardner is an award winning television producer who co founded Bad Wolf with Jane Tranter in 2015 after they had worked together on both sides of the Atlantic at the BBC in the UK and, later, in LA at BBC Worldwide Productions.
Originally from South Wales and now based in LA, Julie’s career started as a secretary on the BAFTA winning BBC series Our Friends in The North. After a stint in BBC Drama series on titles such as Silent Witness, Julie moved to London Weekend Television where, she first worked with writers Russell T Davies ( and Andrew Davies ( the latter winning the Grand Jury Prize at Banff. In 2003 she returned to the BBC as Head of Drama, BBC Wales where she spearheaded the revival of Doctor Who and launched new series Torchwood and The Sarah Jane
Adventures, whilst overseeing a brand enhancing series of events such as Doctor Who at the Proms. As BBC commissioner, Julie also oversaw an awarding winning slate of independent programming including The Girl in the Café, Life on Mars, Being Human, Stuart: A Life Backwards. At BBC Worldwide Productions, Julie went on to executive produce titles such as Da Vinci’s Demons Starz and Getting On. Since launching Bad Wolf, Julie has developed and executive produced the acclaimed I Hate Suzie (Sky Atlantic/HBO Max); and in 2019 set up and runs sister company Bad Wolf America. Julie is an honorary fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and the University of West Glamorgan. She is the recipient of the Sian Phillips Award at BAFTA Cymru 2013. In 2014 she was made an MBE for her
contribution to the growth of the television industry in Wales.