Bonafide is a TV drama and film production company based in London and Newcastle.
Margery Bone - Managing Director
Margery Bone is managing director of Bonafide, originally established in Newcastle Upon Tyne and subsequently in London in 2010. As well as MD, Margery is an Executive Producer for Bonafide along with Elwen Rowlands and oversees the company’s slate, which most recently includes 6 part drama The Last Post by BAFTA winning writer Peter Moffat for BBC 1. Margery is also working with Peter Straughan following on from their collaboration on Nosferatu in Love, including an adaptation of award winning author George Saunder’s novella Bounty for Film 4. She produced Bonafide’s Undercover for Dave and Exec Produced Talking to the Dead by Gwyneth Hughes. Previously to Bonafide, Margery was head of development and then producer for film for Tomboy Films and then Thomas Thomas Films in London, as well as working extensively as a freelancer in film development and production, including producing feature film Shooters, starring Adrian Dunbar, Gerard Butler, Ioan Gruffydd, distributed by Universal and BBC’s Rough Justice.
Elwen Rowlands - Creative Director
Elwen Rowlands manages Bonafide's extensive slate together with Margery Bone, working with emerging talent as well as established writers and directors. For Bonafide she produced crime serial Talking To The Dead and Executive Produced Nosferatu In Love. She is working on a number of film and TV projects for BBC1, Film 4 and Channel 4. Previously she worked extensively in television both in the independent sector, with companies such as Kudos and Ecosse, and in-house at BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Sky. She is a Law graduate who started her career as an acquisitions assistant at Channel 4, going on to script edit Doctor Who at the BBC before joining Kudos where she script edited Life on Mars and produced Wide Sargasso Sea. She also produced the pilot for crime series Vera for ITV. Before joining Bonafide she worked as a commissioning editor at Sky where she commissioned some of the Playhouse Presents Films for Sky Arts and executive produced a range of shows.
Hayley Manning - Head of Production and Finance
Hayley Manning is an accomplished Line Producer, Post Production Supervisor and Head of Production in both feature and television production. Prior to going freelance in 2011 Hayley worked for nearly 10 years with Ipso Facto Films as their Head of Production and Chief Operating Officer, running the various interests of the conglomerate including over 15 feature films. Her extensive experience includes working with producers and crew from development through to post and delivery across a number of European coproductions. More recently she was Line Producer on Bonafide's sitcom series Undercover, and has since joined Bonafide as Head of Production utilising her keen and well placed skills in company management, business affairs and financials.
Deanne Cunningham - Head of Development
Deanne Cunningham joined the Bonafide team as Head of Development in 2016. She is an experienced script editor and producer who has worked for companies including the BBC, Kudos, Shed and Big Talk. After studying law at Oxford, Deanne qualified as a solicitor before changing careers and joining the BBC on their flagship graduate programme, the Production Trainee scheme. Since then, she has script edited show such as Humans and Utopia for Channel 4, The Tunnel for Sky Atlantic and One of Us for the BBC. Most recently she co-produced the return of Cold Feet for ITV.
Emily Rose Nabney - Assistant to the Producers and Office Manager
Emily graduated from the University of Warwick with a first class BA in English Literature and Film Studies in 2015. Prior to joining Bonafide, she gained experience at Qwerty Films, Amber Entertainment and the BBC. In her spare time, she enjoys developing new talent and writing and producing her own work.