United Kingdom


Des is a true-crime drama focusing on one of the most infamous serial killers in UK history – Dennis Nilsen. The story is told through the prism of three isolated men – a detective, a biographer, and Nilsen himself. Can we ever really understand the mind of a psychopathic killer?

Program Information

New Pictures / ITV

Trivia: Lead Actor, David Tennant is also nominated for his performance in Des. This is the first Nomination for New Pictures and the second Nomination in this category for ITV having been nominated in 2011.

Executive Producer(s): Willow Grylls, Kim Varvell, Lewis Arnold, Luke Neal, David Tennant, Elaine Pyke, Charlie Pattinson

Director(s): Lewis Arnold

Producer(s): David Meanti

Writer(s): Luke Neal

Principal cast: David Tennant, Jason Watkins, Daniel Mays