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Simon Burke



Stephen Durbridge


DOMINA (Tiger Aspect/Sky Atlantic) 2021
8 part historical drama on the life and rise of Livia Drusilla, the powerful wife of the Roman Emperor Written and created by Simon Burke and starring Kasia Smutniak

DOMINA II currently in development for production in 2022

I WAS VERMEER (Montebello Productions/Baby Cow) Current
Adaptation of Frank Wynne book based on a true story

Recent Credits include:

JEALOUSY (Pandemonium Films/Northern media) 2016
Original short film starring Paul Nichols. Directed by Anya Camilleri

THE EXCEPTION (Egoli Tossell/Ostar Enterprises) 2016
Screenplay based on the Alan Judd novella, starring Christopher Plummer and Lily James. Directed by David Leveaux

Original screenplay to be directed by Anya Camilleri , Jonathan Rhys Meyers attached

FORTITUDE (Fifty Fathoms/Sky Atlantic) 2015-2017
Simon wrote on Series 1 and 4 episodes of Series 2

ZEN (Leftbank Pictures/BBC) 3 x 90′
Based on the novels of Michael Dibdin, starring Rufus Sewell

PERSUASION (Clerkenwell/ITV) 2006
Screenplay based on Jane Austen’s classic novel
Starring Sally Hawkins and Rupert Penry-Jones
Directed by Adrian Shergold

NY-LON (Pandemonium/Channel 4)
Original 7 part series telling the story of a contemporary love affair set between New York and London
Co-created with Anya Camilleri
Starring Stephen Moyer, Rashida Jones

WHITE TEETH (Company/Channel 4)
Adaptation of Zadie Smith’s award-winning novel
Om Puri, Philip Davis; director Julian Jarrold

SONS & LOVERS (Company/Channel 4) 2001
Adaptation of the D H Lawrence classic
Starring Sarah Lancashire and Hugo Speer
Directed by Stephen Whittaker

LIVERPOOL 1 (Lime Street/ITV) 1998-1999
3 series created and written by Simon
Starring Samantha Janus and Tom Georgeson

TOM JONES (BBC 1) 1997
Starring Samantha Morton and Max Beesley

INTO THE BLUE (Central/ITV) 1996
Starring John Thaw, directed by Jack Gold

Starring Clive Owen, directed by Suri Krishnama

FAITH (Central/ITV) 1993
Starring Michael Gambon and John Hannah
Directed by John Strickland

THE GUILTY (Central/ITV) 1991
Starring Michael Kitchen
Directed by Colin Gregg

CHANCER (Central/ITV) 1989-1990
Starring Clive Owen and Leslie Phillips
Directed by Alan Grint

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