About Us

Buddy Club Productions was set up in London in 2019 by Keeley Hawes.


Our aim is to produce innovative and ambitious television drama for both the U.K and international markets. The company came about as a result of Keeley’s 30 years experience in the film and television industry and her ambition to develop and produce shows that aren’t afraid to put new talent front and centre.

We are about creative energy, collaboration, a determination to put diversity and gender equality at the heart of what we do, and a keenness to be as kind to the planet as possible along the way.  We are passionate about keeping our ideas big, brave and bold, whilst ensuring that the Buddy Club working experience is a carefully crafted and personal process.

Meet The Team

Keeley Hawes

Founder and Executive Producer

Keeley has spent the majority of her 30 year career in front of the camera, and having set up Buddy Club in 2019 is now expanding her producing credits with shows such as The Durrells, Honour, Finding Alice and Crossfire.

Michael Duff

Co-Founder and Executive Producer

Michael has worked in the entertainment industry for over 25 years. He co-founded Troika, the talent agency, and has worked alongside Keeley for much of her career as her agent and, more recently, as co-founder of Buddy Club Productions.

Arran Shargall

Head of Development

Arran spent 5 years at the BBC working his way up through a number of long-running dramas, before going on to storyline and script edit the first series of Industry, whilst also being a development editor at Bad Wolf. He joined Buddy Club in 2021 to develop a diverse and representational slate.

Simon Hall

Legal and Commercial

Simon works with Buddy Club on all legal and commercial affairs issues. With over 25 years' experience in television, Simon has worked on series for all major UK broadcasters, with US Networks and SVOD platforms.

Clare Fitzgerald

Executive Assistant

Clare began her career working within the industry at the talent agency Troika where she met Keeley and Michael. She joined Buddy Club in 2020 to work behind the scenes and support the team in producing exciting and diverse projects.