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Helen Bowden

Managing Director | Lingo Pictures

Helen Bowden

About

Helen is one of Australia’s most prolific and highly awarded television drama producers. In 2015 she formed Lingo Pictures with Jason Stephens and together they have made ten series in eight years. This includes two seasons of The Secrets She Keeps starring Laura Carmichael and Jessica de Gouw (Secrets was the first Australian drama play on BBC1 primetime in over 25 years and was the 5th most watched show on BBC I-Player for 2019); two seasons of Upright starring Tim Minchin for Sky and Foxtel; and Lambs of God, starring Anne Dowd, Essie Davis and Sam Reid for Foxtel and Sky UK.

Lingo’s most recent projects include The Messenger – based on the best-selling novel by Markus Zusak (The Book Thief) – for the ABC and All3Media; and Queen of Oz, an original comedy created by and starring Catherine Tate for BBC1 and Fifth Season.

Helen is currently in post-production on After the Party for TVNZ, the ABC, and ITV Studios starring Robyn Malcolm and Peter Mullan; Prosper for Stan and Lionsgate, starring Richard Roxburgh and Rebecca Gibney; and Erotic Stories, an anthology series for SBS and ITV Studios.

Helen’s previous credits include: Wake in Fright; On the Ropes; The Slap; Devils’ Playground; and Underground, the Julian Assange Story.

Helen was a founder and the foundation Managing Director of Matchbox Pictures, which sold to NBCUniversal in early 2014. In 2022 Helen and Jason sold a majority stake in Lingo Pictures to ITV Studios International.

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