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Simon Ashdown

About Simon Ashdown

Simon is developing original projects and adaptations with multiple producers including Hattrick, The Forge and Red Planet.  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 and 3 RTS awards. He continues to contribute to EASTENDERS but not full time, and he also works as a story consultant on both drama and comedy series.

In Development

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • CLOSE PROTECTION
    • Carnival Film and Television
    • Executive Producer
    • RAINBOW
    • Objective Media
    • Pitch for Original Series
    • THE ONLY SUSPECT
    • Red Planet Television
    • Writer, Series based on the novel by Louise Candlish
    • DIRTY SQUAD
    • West Road Productions
    • Treatment for Original Series
    • ABSOLUTE PROOF
    • The Forge
    • Pilot for series based on the novel by Peter James

TV

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • TRIGGER POINT 2
    • Hattrick Productions/ ITV
    • Writer, 3 Episodes
    • OUR HOUSE
    • Red Planet Pictures/ ITV
    • Writer, Series based on the novel by Louise Candlish
    • HISTORY OF A PLEASURE SEEKER
    • ABC Signature/ Freemantle/ Hulu
    • Co-Executive Producer, Pilot based on the novel by Richard Mason
    • EASTENDERS
    • BBC
    • Lead writer, 175 eps, Series Consultant
    • COME FLY WITH ME
    • BBC
    • Story Consultant
    • RAW
    • Ecosse Films/RTE
    • Series Based on THE KITCHEN, 5 seasons
    • KITCHEN
    • Ecosse Films/Channel Five
    • Creator & Writer, 2 x 120
    • FUNLAND
    • BBC
    • 1 x 30’ Co-created and written with Jeremy Dyson. Nominated – Best Drama Serial – BAFTA Awards
    • CRASH PALACE
    • SKY/FOX
    • Showrunner/Series consultant
    • CENTRAL CITY
    • BBC
    • Writer
    • CASUALTY
    • BBC
    • Writer
    • BERKLEY SQUARE
    • BBC
    • Writer
    • HELL
    • Waterfall Productions
    • Co-written with John Cleese

Film

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • PERFECT
    • Film Four
    • 1 x 30 Short Film/ Directed by Rankin. Nominated – Best short film – BIFA Awards
    • HAPPIEST DOG IN SPACE
    • Clerkenwell Pictures
    • Co-written with Liana Dognini, Nominated – Best short film Berlin film festival