Nina Millns is a writer and script editor who studied English Literature at Sheffield University and Acting at East 15. She trained in clowning with the infamous Phillippe Gaulier and studied improvisation with the Free Association, Showstoppers and Monkey Toast. She is an alumna of the Criterion New Writers and School of HighTide.
Nina’s recent commissions include writing the BBC Sounds series Mortem, which was honoured at the Webby Awards 2021, and Dr Who for Big Finish Productions. Nina’s play Delete was longlisted for the PapaTango Award, chosen for the RADA and Actor Awareness festivals and featured on BBC Radio 4. She was also shortlisted for the 2020 Sphinx30 program, a writers’ development programme for female playwrights.
As an activist, Nina was celebrated by the Huffington Post on International Women’s Day for her involvement in the UK #MeToo movement. She has consulted on Equity Union’s report on sexual harassment in the industry, attended the House of Commons and works with On Road Media, a charity supporting activists engaging with the media.
Nina is a proud Londoner of mixed heritage who speaks four languages. She comes from a musical family and was named after Nina Simone. She also works with young people as a tutor and mentor and is passionate about helping them fulfil their potential.
In October 2021 Nina was announced the winner of the ETPEP Award, a playwriting prize for new UK playwrights who work in the theatre industry, for her play Service.
BBC Radio 4
South London Press & Mercury