In 2004 Nick sold his first spec script, ‘Burke and Hare’ to Barnaby Thompson’s Fragile Films. Three years later it appeared on The Brit List 2007, which lists the most liked and recommended unproduced screenplays in the UK and Ireland. The film was later made, starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Andy Serkis and Jessica Hynes.
In 2006 Moorcroft wrote the screenplay for ‘St Trinian’s’ for Ealing Studios. It was reported in Screen International that the schoolgirl comedy, based on the cartoons by Ronald Searle, had a budget of £6.5m and took £13m at the UK box office alone, making it the then third most successful independent British film, behind ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ and ‘Trainspotting’. Moorcroft then co-wrote the 2009 sequel, ‘St Trinian’s: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold’ with fellow scribe Piers Ashworth. It was the fourth biggest hit of the Christmas season behind ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel’, ‘Sherlock Holmes’ (2009 film) and ‘Avatar’.
Current projects in development for Nick and Piers include ‘Christian The Lion’ for Columbia Pictures and ‘Fishermen’s Friends’ for Ealing Studios.