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Simon Burke

About Simon Burke

Simon Burke is a screenwriter who was born and brought up in Newcastle, although his family comes from London and Ireland. Simon divides his time between Perugia and London. He is best known for creating and writing the series DOMINA for Tiger Aspect and Sky Atlantic.

In Development

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • STOLEN
    • Slow Burn
    • Original screenplay
    • THE ITALIAN CONNECTION
    • Slow Burn
    • Original pilot
    • I WAS VERMEER
    • Montebello/Baby Cow
    • Adaptation of Frank Wynne's book based on a true story
    • THE CHILDREN
    • Original pilot

TV

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • DOMINA II
    • Tiger Aspect/Sky Atlantic
    • Second series of Simon's original series
    • DOMINA
    • Tiger Aspect/Sky Atlantic
    • 8 part historical drama on the life and rise of Livia Drusilla, the powerful wife of the Roman Emperor, written and created by Simon
    • FORTITUDE
    • Fifty Fathoms/Sky Atlantic
    • Writer on Series 1 and 4 episodes of Series 2
    • ZEN
    • Leftbank Pictures/BBC
    • 3 x 90’ films. Based on the novels of Michael Dibdin, starring Rufus Sewell
    • NY-LON
    • Pandemonium/Channel 4
    • Original 7 part series telling the story of a contemporary love affair set between New York and London, starring Stephen Moyer, Rashida Jones
    • WHITE TEETH
    • Company/Channel 4
    • Adaptation of Zadie Smith’s award-winning novel
    • SONS & LOVERS
    • Company/Channel 4
    • Adaptation of the D H Lawrence classic, starring Sarah Lancashire and Hugo Speer
    • LIVERPOOL 1
    • Lime Street/ITV
    • 3 series created and written by Simon Burke, starring Samantha Janus and Tom Georgeson
    • TOM JONES
    • BBC One
    • Starring Samantha Morton and Max Beesley
    • INTO THE BLUE
    • Central/ITV
    • Starring John Thaw, directed by Jack Gold
    • THE TURNAROUND
    • Carlton/ITV
    • Starring Clive Owen, directed by Suri Krishnama
    • FAITH
    • Central/ITV
    • 1993. Starring Michael Gambon and John Hannah
    • THE GUILTY
    • Central/ITV
    • Starring Michael Kitchen
    • CHANCER
    • Central/ITV
    • Starring Clive Owen and Leslie Phillips

Film

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • JEALOUSY
    • Pandemonium Films/Northern Media
    • Original short film starring Paul Nichols
    • THE EXCEPTION
    • Egoli Tossell/Ostar Enterprises
    • Screenplay based on the Alan Judd novella, starring Christopher Plummer and Lily James
    • PERSUASION
    • Clerkenwell/ITV
    • TV screenplay based on Jane Austen’s classic novel, tarring Sally Hawkins and Rupert Penry-Jones

Theatre

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • THE LODGER
    • Mobil Prize winner 1992. Directed by Richard Wilson. Premiered at the Royal Exchange Theatre in 1994 before transferring to the Hampstead Theatre in London the same year.