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Simon Ashdown



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.

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

OUR HOUSE (Red Planet Pictures & ITV) Current
4 x 60 for a Series based on the novel by Louise Candlish

HISTORY OF A PLEASURE SEEKER (Hat Trick Productions) Current
Script Consultant for Series

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

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

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′.

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

Showrunner/Series consultant

CITY CENTRAL (BBC) 2000 1 x 60′


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

Call Bethan to discuss Simon or other Writers

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