Joe Ahearne

Writer-Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Natasha Galloway
Associate Agent: Talia Tobias

Film, TV & Theatre

Joe wrote and directed TV movie Trance and co-wrote the feature directed by Danny Boyle in 2013. His debut feature as writer/director B&B was released in 2017. His 2017 series The Replacement was a critical and ratings hit with an audience of 8 million and won the Scottish BAFTA for Best Series. Joe was the director of five episodes of the first series of Doctor Who in 2005 for which he was BAFTA-nominated, 
 
Joe created, wrote and directed series Ultraviolet for C4 and SyFy. He has written and directed episodes of This Life and drama doc Space Odyssey for BBC and Discovery which Fox adapted into scripted series Defying Gravity for ABC. In 2012 Joe wrote and directed The Secret of Crickley Hall for BBC from the James Herbert bestseller. He has written for Marvel Comics on Iron Man and Fantastic Four. 
 
 

Film

ProductionCompanyNotes

B & B

2017

Hummingbird Films / Creative England

Writer & Director
Prod: Jayne Chard
Cast: Paul McGann, Tom Bateman

TRANCE

2013

Cloud Eight Films

Co-Writer with John Hodge
Dir: Danny Boyle
Prod:Christian Colson
Cast: James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

THE REPLACEMENT

2017

Left Bank / BBC

As Writer & Director. Starring Vicky McClure, Morven Christie and Dougray Scott.

DA VINCI'S DEMONS

2013

Starz/BBC Worldwide

As Writer
Dir: Paul Wilmhurst

THE SECRET OF CRICKLEY HALL

2012

BBC

As Writer/Director: 3 x 1 hr
Adaptation of the book by James Herbert

APPARITIONS

2008

Lime Pictures/BBC

As Writer x 6 eps
As Director x 4 eps

THIS LIFE + 10

2007

World/ BBC

As Director

PERFECT PARENTS

2006

Granada/ITV

TV Movie
As Writer/Director.

Winner: Maximo Diamond Award, Rome Fiction Festival 2007
Winner: Best TV Movie, Rome Fiction Festival 2007
Winner: Best TV Movie Script, Rome Fiction Festival 2007

DOCTOR WHO

2005

BBC Wales for BBC 1

As Director: 5 x 45 min

Winner: Best Drama Series, BAFTA Television Awards, 2006
Nominated: Best Director, BAFTA Craft Awards, 2006
Winner: Best Drama Series, Broadcast Awards, 2006
Nominated: Best Drama Series RTS Awards 2006

SPACE ODYSSEY

2004

BBC/Discovery

As Writer/Director: 2 x 1hr

STRANGE

2003

BBC

As Director
Pilot + 3 eps

DARK REALM

2001

Warner Bros.

As Director
x 1 ep

TRANCE

2001

Icon/Sky

TV Movie
As Writer/Director

PARENTS' NIGHT

2001

Tiger Aspect/Channel 4

As Writer: 1 x 1hr

ULTRAVIOLET

1998

World/Channel 4

As Writer/Director: 6 x 1hr

THIS LIFE

1997

BBC/World

As Director: x 3 eps
As Writer: x2 eps

Winner: Writers’ Guild Award 1997

Short Films

ProductionCompanyNotes

LATIN FOR A DARK ROOM

1994

BBC/Tartan Shorts

As Director

Best of the Fest Edinburgh Film Festival 1994