Julian Simpson

Writer/Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Sean Gascoine
Assistant: Amy Sparks

Film, TV & Theatre

Julian Simpson made his directorial debut at the age of 23 with his film THE CRIMINAL which The Guardian described as ‘a formidably promising feature debut’. On the strength of this he signed a three picture writing deal with Miramax.

He went on to direct the first drama aired on BBC3 and over the last 12 years has written or directed some of the UK’s top rated dramas, including INSPECTOR LYNLEY, SPOOKS and DOCTOR WHO. For three series he was lead writer on the UK’s highest rated crime drama NEW TRICKS.

Julian won the 2016 Tinniswood Award for his Radio 4 drama FUGUE STATE and is he is currently writing an original fantasy thriller, ELDRITCH, for Jeff Robinov’s Studio8 in the States. 

Television

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NEW TRICKS

2014

BBC

Writer/ Director

24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY

2014

Fox

Second Unit Director

NEW TRICKS 10

2013

BBC 1 / Wall to Wall

Writer

NEW TRICKS 9

2012

BBC 1 / Wall to Wall Television

Writer/Director

NEW TRICKS 8

2011

BBC 1 /Wall to Wall Television

Writer/Director

DOCTOR WHO 6

2010

BBC

Producer: Marcus Wilson

NEW TRICKS 7

2010

BBC1/Wall to Wall Television

Writer/Director

HOTEL BABYLON

2009

Carnival Films

Director

NEW TRICKS

2008

BBC1/Wall to Wall Television

Director

HUSTLE

2008

Kudos Film & TV

Director

SUPERSTORM

2008

BBC/Discovery

Writer/Director

SPOOKS

2007

Kudos Film and Television

Writer/Director

SUPER VOLCANO

2007

BBC Drama

Re-write

SPOOKS

2006

Kudos Film and Television

Director

MURDER PREVENTION

2006

Eleanor Greene at World Productions

Director

INSPECTOR LINLEY

BBC Television

Director

THE LIFE OF RAYMOND CHANDLER

Commissioned by Working Title Television

Writer

WITHOUT YOU

BBC

TREASURE ISLAND

Commissioned by the BBC

Writer

Radio

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FUGUE STATE

2016

BBC Radio 4

Writer/Director

THE LISTENER The Friday Play

2009

BBC Radio 4

WRITER'S BLOCK

Radio 4

Documentaries

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CUTTING EDGE

Vic's Pics/ Channel Four

Director

Film

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RUN

Commissioned by Potboiler

Writer, Attached to Direct

THE CRIMINAL

Christopher Johnson/Palm Pictures

Writer/Director

ONE FINE DAY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT

Commissioned by The Film Council/ Four Souls Productions

Writer

DETECTIVE STORY

Commissioned by HAL/ Miramax

Writer