Ben Harris

Writer for television
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Biography

Ben began his career on Sky One’s cult drama Dream Team where, after three seasons as a writer, he progressed to Series Producer and Executive Producer. Ben is now show-running new Big Light series Ransom, having also written on ITV series Marcella, the second season of Transporter for Atlantique Productions, and international cop show Crossing Lines previously. Ben has also worked on shows such as The MusketeersHunted and The Paradise, while developing his various original projects with independent production companies and BBC in-house.

In August 2013 Ben took up a role as a lecturer on 'Serial Eyes'; a Berlin based post-graduate course for industry professionals from all over Europe, focused on honing scriptwriting and production skills, particularly within a writer's room system.


CV

TV

Writer

Ransom
2 X 60
Producer Ben Schiffer
Director Erik Canuel
Starring
  • Luke Roberts
  •  

    Drama Series

    Big Light Productions for CBS
     
    Marcella
    1 x 60'
    Producer Andrew Woodhead
    Director Jonathan Teplitzky
     

    Dark crime serial created by Hans Rosenfeldt

    Buccaneer Media for ITV
     
    Producer Rick McCallum
    Starring
  • Elizabeth Mitchell
  • Donald Sutherland
  • Goran Visnijic
  • Tom Wlaschiha
  •  

    Pan-European police drama

    TF1 Productions for Sat 1 and Sony AXN
     
    Hidden
    3 x 60'
     

    Adaptation of crime thriller novel by Emma Kavanagh

    Euston Films for ITV
    In development
     
    Producer Jan Bennemann
    Director Erik Canuel
    Starring
  • Chris Vance
  •  

    Action series 

    Atlantique Productions for M6, HBO Canada, TNT, Netflix
     
     
    Drama serial set in London 2049 – a utopia that quickly unravels
    Original treatment
     
    Producer Katrin Goetter
     

    Set in the Wild West during the Gold Rush, one woman’s battle against impossible odds to get her son back

    Real Film Berlin
    In development
     
    Creator Bill Gallagher
     

    Period drama

    BBC for BBC1
     
    Creator Adrian Hodges
    Producer Colin Wratten
    Director Andy Hay
     

    Drama

    BBC in-house for BB1
     
    Creator Frank Spotnitz
    Starring
  • Melissa George
  •  

    Drama

    Kudos for BBC One
     
    Mammon
    1 x 60'
     
    Drama serial. Our hero discovers a dark secret behind a
    New York investment bank
    Spec pilot
     
     

    Comedy / drama serial. A junior doctor with behavioural problems discovers his vocation is to be a drug dealer

    Spec script
     
    Producer Lucy Allan
     

    Long-running soap. Executive Producer Tony Wood

    Lime Pictures for Channel 4
     
    Starring
  • Rob Kazinsky
  • Alison King
  • Luke Mably
  • Ramon Tikaram
  •  

    Drama based around fictional Premiership football club.

    Hewland International for Sky One
     
    Starring
  • Chris Brazier
  • Philip Brodie
  • Leigh Cranston
  • Danny Husbands
  •  

    Drama

    Hewland International for Sky One
     

    Executive Producer

     
    Hewland International for Sky One
     

    Other

    Executive Producer

     
    Lecturer at Berlin Film School, Europe’s first postgraduate 9-month full time programme focused on serial drama writing and production
     
     

    Lecturer, Met Film School, Ealing Studios