After studying Drama at the University of Bristol I got my first break in television directing Second Lives - a series of shorts for Channel 4 about virtual worlds.

Subsequently I developed and directed The Secret Life of Chaos for BBC4. The film was shortlisted for a Grierson award, won best film at the International Science Film Festival and won at the Association of British Science Writers annual awards. I went on to write and direct Everything and Nothing and Order and Disorder – films that explored some of the biggest ideas in physics. Both series were nominated for Grierson awards.

More recently I made the BAFTA nominated Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams, the Emmy nominated first episode of How We Got to Now, The Brain with David Eagleman and RTS and Grierson winning Oak Tree: Natures Greatest Survivor and two episodes of One Strange Rock.

I am currently working on The Planets with Brian Cox.

I live in North London with my partner Sophie and daughters Margot and Grace.

Nic Stacey