Simon J Ashford

Writer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Michelle Archer
Assistant: Ceci Mazzarella

Film, TV & Theatre

Simon studied Drama at Manchester University. He went on to a postgraduate diploma in playwriting and a Masters Degree in Victorian Literature. 

He has been a professional writer for over twenty years and lives in London.

Simon recently served as a Co-Showrunner and Executive Producer on 'The Musketeers' Series 3, having previously written on many high profile and successful series.

 

 

In Development

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39 STEPS

BBC

Lead Writer/Executive Producer
8 x 60'
Producer: Caroline Skinner

FANDORIN

2017

BBC/DRG

Lead Writer/Executive Producer
3 x 90'
Producer: Richard Stokes

BUST

2017

EOne/Pillar Segan

Lead Writer/Creator
10 x 60'
Executive Producers: Lloyd Segan, Polly Williams

LONDON STATION

2017

Amber Entertainment

Producer
10 x 60'
Executive Producer: Ileen Maisel

Radio

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THE MARK OF ZORRO

BBC Radio 4

5 x 30’ serial

THE WRONG BOX

BBC Radio 4

60’ adaptation - Saturday Playhouse

Television

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STAN LEE'S LUCKY MAN

2017 - 2018

Sky/Carnival

Core writing team Series 3
Executive Producer: Richard Fell
Starring James Nesbitt

THE MUSKETEERS 3

2016

BBC 1

Co-Showrunner with Simon Allen and Executive Producer
Producer: Matthew Bird
Executive Producers: Jess Pope and Hilary Martin
Starring: Tom Burke, Luke Pasqualino, Santiago Cabrera, Howard Charles, Rupert Everett, Matthew McNulty

JEKYLL AND HYDE

2015

ITV

Core writing team
Showrunner/Executive Producer: Charlie Higson
Producer: Foz Allan
Executive Producer: Francis Hopkinson
Starring Tom Bateman, Richard E Grant, Natalie Gumede

THE MUSKETEERS 2

2013

BBC 1

2 x 60'.
Producer: Colin Wratten
Executive Producer: Jessica Pope

THE YOUNG DRACULA

2013

BBC

2 X 90' episodes

MANHUNT

2012

ITV Studios

Writer of Pilot Script for an original 6-part series
Executive Producer: Francis Hopkinson

WATERLOO ROAD

2011

SHED/BBC

1 x 60' episode
Executive Producer: Cameron Roach

ROBIN HOOD, Series 1-3 (2006-2009)

Tiger Aspect/ BBC 1

Writer on all three series.
6 x 45'.
Producers: Richard Burrell (Series 1), Nick Pitt (Series 2), Jane Hudson and Tom Mullens (Series 3).
Executive Producers: Greg Brenman, Foz Allan, Dominic Minghella and Julie Gardner

TYBURN

2010 - 2011

Freemantle/Origin

Writer of Pilot Script for Original 6-part Series
Executive Producer: David Thompson

THE BILL (2003-6)

TalkbackThames/ITV

Executive Producers: Paul Marquess, Carson Black, Alison Davis and Jonathan Young

HOLBY CITY (2002-2005)

BBC 1

Executive Producers: Kathleen Hutchinson, Richard Stokes and Emma Turner

TWISTED TALES "Fruit Cake of the Living Dead" and "Whacked"

2005

BBC 3

2 x 30' original scripts.
Producers: Gabbie Asher (Whacked), Bill Dare (Fruitcake of the Living Dead)
Executive Producer: Sophie Clarke-Jervoise

EASTENDERS

BBC 1

Executive Producers: Matthew Robinson, John Yorke, Louise Berridge