Writer and Director
Piers Ashworth is a British born screenwriter, producer and director. He co-wrote hit film FISHERMEN’S FRIENDS (now available on Amazon), which is based on the true story of a group of Cornish Fishermen who were signed to a multi million dollar recording contract by Island Records. Directed by Chris Foggin, FISHERMEN’S FRIENDS is currently being developed into a stage drama, whilst the film sequel FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS II is also in the works.
Along with Nick Moorcroft and Meg Leonard, Piers adapted the acclaimed Noel Coward play BLITHE SPIRIT. It was released this year on Sky Cinema, starring Judi Dench, Isla Fisher and Dan Stevens, and directed by Ed Hall. Produced by Peter Snell with Canal+ and Protagonist.
Pier’s latest film SAVE THE CINEMA, is in post-production starring Jim Broadbent. In addition, His TV projects WILD BOYS and SALVATOR are in development with Avalon.
Piers is also known for writing the ST TRINIAN’S films, and BURKE AND HARE. He is represented in the States by Abram Nalibotsky at Gersh.
FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS II (post-production)
Upcoming sequel to hit film FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS
SAVE THE CINEMA (post-production)
Starring Jim Broadbent
Co-adapted with Nick Moorcroft and Meg Leonard
Starring Judi Dench, Isla Fisher and Dan Stevens
Available on Amazon
BURKE AND HARE
Starring Simon Pegg, Isla Fisher, Eva Green, Andy Serkis and Tom Wilkinson.
Starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Mischa Barton, Russell Brand and Gemma Arterton. St Trinian’s went on to become the second highest grossing independent feature ever made in the UK.
ST TRINIAN’S 2
Starring Gemma Arterton, Colin Firth, David Tennant and Rupert Everett.
directed by Andy Morahan
Starring JJ Fields, Leo Gregory and Kuno Becker.
A CASE OF EVIL
Writer and co-producer
Directed by Emmy award winner Graham Theakston
Starring Richard E.Grant, Vincent D’Onofrio, Gabrielle Anwar and James D’Arcy.
Writer, Director and Co-Producer –
Independent feature film
Starring Rik Mayall, Mike Reed, Tom Bell and Lara Belmont.
Piers wrote and directed the theatrical feature GIRL – a Senator/Sternbild co-production starring Katja Riemann, Oliver Petzocat and Martin Semellrogge.
He wrote the first draft of MISSION IMPOSSIBLE for Paramount Pictures – which was later made starring Tom Cruise.
Prior to working in the film industry Piers wrote, directed and produced music videos. He worked with dozens of bands including Black Sabbath, Bon Jovi and Janet Jackson.
Piers Ashworth was educated at Oxford University where he received a major academic scholarship and graduated with a masters degree in modern history. He went on to work in publishing as an editor at the Academic Press, in journalism as a freelance feature writer and in television as an independent producer of documentaries, comedies, and dramas.
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