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Simon Ashdown

Writer

Agent

Bethan Evans

Simon Ashdown is currently developing original projects and adaptations with multiple producers including Kudos, The Forge, Lookout point, Blueprint Pictures and STV. He wrote and co-created the BAFTA nominated series FUNLAND and was lead writer and Series Consultant on EASTENDERS from 2007-2015, for which he received 4 BAFTA awards, 3 RTS awards and the BANFF International Television festival award for best drama serial.  In 2012, he received the Special Achievement Award for his Outstanding Contribution at the British Soap awards. He has also worked as a story consultant on both drama and comedy series.

 DUEL (Kudos Film & TV) Current
1 x 60′ Pilot for an Original Series

TUESDAY FALLING (STV) Current
1 x 60′ Pilot for a Series based on the novel by Stephen Williams

ESCAPE (Lookout point) Current
Treatment for a series based on the SVT1 series THIRTY DEGREES IN FEBRUARY

DEAD TO ME (Kudos Film & TV) Current
1 x 60′ Pilot for an Original Series

OUR HOUSE (Red Planet Pictures) Current
Treatment for a Series based on the novel by Louise Candlish

HOLDING (Blueprint Pictures) Current
1 x 120′ Pilot for a Series based on the novel by Graham Norton

ABSOLUTE PROOF (The Forge) Current
Treatment for a Series based on the novel by Peter James

BLACK GOLD (Kudos Film & TV) Current
1 x 60′ Pilot for an Original Series

GODS OF WAR (The Forge) Current
Treatment for an Original Series

COME FLY WITH ME (BBC) 2010 – 2011 
Story consultant

THE TRIAL (Hat trick productions) 1 x 120′  Film script – Co-written with Jeremy Dyson.  Based on the novel by Franz Kafka

RAW (Ecosse Films/RTE) 2008 – 2011 
Series consultant – series based on KITCHEN.

KITCHEN (Ecosse Films/Channel Five) 2006 
Creator, Writer
2 x 120′.

FUNLAND (BBC) 2005
11 x 30’ Co-created and written with Jeremy Dyson.
Nominated – Best Drama Serial – BAFTA Awards

PERFECT (FilmFour) 2004
1 x 30′ Directed by Rankin  Nominated – Best British short – BIFA Awards

CRASH PALACE (SKY/FOX) 2003 
Showrunner/Series consultant

CITY CENTRAL (BBC) 2000 1 x 60′

CASUALTY (BBC) 1999

BERKLEY SQUARE (BBC) 1998 1 x 60′

EASTENDERS (BBC) 1995-2014  Lead writer, Series Consultant

ESSAY HELL (Waterfall productions) 1994 
1 x 30′  Co-written with John Cleese

HAPPIEST DOG IN SPACE (Clerkenwell pictures) 1992 1 x 30′  Co-written with Liana Dognini Nominated – Best short film at the Berlin film festival

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