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Piers Ashworth

Director, Film Producer, Writer

    About Piers Ashworth

    Piers Ashworth is a British-born screenwriter, producer, and director. He co-wrote hit film Fishermen’s Friends (now available on Amazon) and its sequel Fisherman’s Friends: One And All. His feature Save the Cinema, directed by Sara Sugarman and starring Jim Broadbent and Emily Mortimer, was also released on Sky Cinema in 2021.

    Along with regular collaborators Nick Moorcroft and Meg Leonard Piers adapted the Noël Coward play Blithe Spirit for producer Peter Snell with Canal+ and Protagonist for release on Sky Cinema, starring Judi Dench, Isla Fisher and Dan Stevens, directed by Ed Hall.

    His most recent feature, The Loneliest Boy In The World, is currently playing festivals, starring Max Harwood, produced by Future Artists Entertainment. His upcoming feature The Bank Of Dave, starring Rory Kinnear and Phoebe Dynevor, directed by Chris Foggin for Netflix, is in post-production. Piers is also known for writing the St Trinian’s films (the first of which went on to become the second highest grossing independent feature ever made in the UK) and Burke and Hare.

    He is represented in the US by Abram Nalibotsky at Gersh.

     

    Film

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      • THE LONELIEST BOY IN THE WORLD
      • Future Artists Limited
      • Starring Max Harwood
      • BANK OF DAVE
      • Netflix
      • Starring Rory Kinnear and Phoebe Dynevor Directed by Chris Foggin
      • FISHERMEN’S FRIENDS II
      • Fred Films
      • Sequel to hit film FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS Directed by Nick Moorcroft & Meg Leonard Co-written with Nick Moorcroft & Meg Leonard
      • SAVE THE CINEMA
      • Sky Cinema
      • Starring Jim Broadbent, Samantha Morton, Tom Felton and Adeel Akhtar Directed by Sara Sugarman
      • BLITHE SPIRIT
      • Sky Cinema
      • Co-adapted with Nick Moorcroft and Meg Leonard Starring Judi Dench, Isla Fisher and Dan Stevens FISHERMEN’S FRIENDS
      • FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS
      • Fred Films
      • Available on Amazon Starring Danny Mays, Tuppence Middleton and James Purfoy Directed by Chris Foggin Co-written with Nick Moorcroft & Meg Leonard
      • BURKE AND HARE
      • Ealing Studios
      • Starring Simon Pegg, Isla Fisher, Eva Green, Andy Serkis and Tom Wilkinson.
      • ST TRINIAN’S
      • Ealing Studios
      • 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
      • Ealing Studios
      • Starring Gemma Arterton, Colin Firth, David Tennant and Rupert Everett.
      • GOAL 3
      • Milkshake Films
      • Directed by Andy Morahan Starring JJ Fields, Leo Gregory and Kuno Becker.
      • SHERLOCK: A CASE OF EVIL
      • Alliance Cinema
      • Directed by Emmy award winner Graham Theakston Starring Richard E.Grant, Vincent D’Onofrio, Gabrielle Anwar and James D’Arcy.
      • OH MARBELLA
      • Independent Feature
      • Starring Rik Mayall, Mike Reed, Tom Bell and Lara Belmont.