Leo McCrea


Leo McCrea is a BAFTA nominated & RTS award-winning director with over 80 hours of primetime broadcast with shows such as Travel Man and Gadget Man with Richard Ayaoade, and the BAFTA awarded The Only Way is Essex. He has also worked on ratings winners such as Made in ChelseaScrapheap Challenge and Shipwrecked.

​Leo has worked with a host of well-known talent including Jonathan Ross, Adrian Edmonson, Kathy Burke, Katherine Ryan, Jack Whitehall, Richard Ayaoade and Stephen Merchant, to name but a few. 

Most recently he directed the highly acclaimed Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing for the BBC, and has just completed shooting the highly anticipated third Series of Travels with My Father, starring Jack Whitehall and his Dad, Michael. 

In Commercials, Leo first brought his multi-camera skills to the world of TV advertising with his heart-warming campaign for Nescafe, Big Start. His first series for the campaign was so successful (over 15 million views) that Nescafe commissioned him to make a further two 30 second TV commercials.

Leo has worked with high profile clients such as NescafeKit KatSony and Barclays. Accustomed to taking ideas from concept to realization, Leo possesses a great deal of knowledge of what is needed to make formats and shows stand out, along with his innate sense of comedic style boosted with strong storytelling skills.

​His style is comedic, warm and organic, fostered in an environment of improvisation, and experience working with some of the biggest names in contemporary British comedy. 

Leo lives in London with his wife, child and a camper van.