Simon J Ashford

Writer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Michelle Archer
Assistant: Grace Baxter

Film, TV & Theatre

Simon has been a professional writer for over twenty years. Simon He studied Drama at Manchester University, and . 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 awas Co-Showrunner and an Executive Producer on THE MUSKETEERS'The Musketeers' Series 3, having previously written on many high profile and successful series. He is currently working on two major projects for BBC Studios (one of which is the adaptation of Boris Akunin's 16 book detective series, Fandorin) as well as pursuing new original scripts and ideas with a number of other producers.

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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