James Dormer

Writer for film and television
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Biography

James Dormer writes for film and television and has most recently been lead writer and exec producer on Beowulf, a 13 part series for ITV Studios. Previously James was lead writer and co-exectutive producer on Season 4 and 5 of Strikeback for Sky/HBO/Cinemax. James has worked on a number of successful series, including Strikeback Season 3,  Sinbad - a thirteen-part series about the 8th Century hero for Sky, Musketeers, Spooks, and ITV's The Fixer

In film, James wrote Outcast, an American Chinese co-production set in China during the time of the Qin Dynasty, starring Nicholas Cage and Hayden Christensen.

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TV

Writer & Executive Producer

Beowulf
12 x 60'
Producer Stephen Smallwood
Director Multiple Directors
Starring
  • Joanne Whalley
  • William Hurt
  • Ed Speleers
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    Retelling of the classic Old English tale about the heroic Beowulf who battles the dragon Grendel.

    ITV Studios for ITV
     
    Creator Chris Ryan
    Director Julian Holmes
    Starring
  • Philip Winchester
  • Sullivan Stapleton
  • Michelle Lukes
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    James Dormer showruns latest series of HBO Cinemax/Leftbank's prime-time drama series which focuses on two members of a top-secret intelligence agency known as Section 20.
    HBO Cinemax/Leftbank
     
    Producer Michael Casey & Chris Thompson
    Director Michael J Bassett
    Starring
  • Philip Winchester
  • Sullivan Stapleton
  • Robson Green
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    James co-execed and wrote on series 4 of the HBO Cinemax/Left Bank Pictures action thriller. 'Section 20', a secretive unit of British military intelligence, conduct high risk missions across the world.

    HBO Cinemax/Leftbank Pictures for Sky 1
     

    Writer

    Creator Chris Ryan
    Director Paul Wilmshurst
    Starring
  • Philip Winchester
  • Sullivan Stapleton
  • Rhona Mitra
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    Cinemax's first scripted prime-time original drama series, focuses on two members of a top-secret intelligence agency known as Section 20.
    Left Bank Pictures for Sky1
    In development
     
    Sinbad
    3 x 60'
    Starring
  • Elliot Knight
  • Marama Corlett
  • Elliot Cowan
  • Junix Inocian
  • Dimitri Leonidas
  •  
    James wrote three episodes of the thirteen part series following the adventures of Sinbad
    Impossible Pictures for Sky One
    In development
     
    Producer Chris Fry
    Director Ed Hall
    Starring
  • Sagar Arya
  • Ashley Kumar
  • Paul Sharma
  • Peter Firth
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    An episode of season 8 of the award winning BBC1 spy drama Spooks
    Kudos Film and Television for BBC
     
    Producer Faith Penhale
    Director Paul Whittington
    Starring
  • Andrew Buchan
  • Elliot Cowan
  • Jody Latham
  • Peter Mullen
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    Prime time ITV series about hit man, John Mercer
    Kudos Film and Television for ITV
     
     
    BBC drama commission for an evening play
    BBC
     
    Creator Adrian Hodges
    Producer Jess Pope (Exec. producer)
    Director Saul Metzstein
    Starring
  • Howard Charles
  • Tom Burke
  • Luke Pasqualino
  • Peter Capaldi
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    Inspired by the classic swawsh-buckling novel, the 10 part BBC adaptation sees Aramis, Porthos and Athos embarking on new adventures in a gritty portrayal of 17th Century France. Starring Peter Capaldi, Luke Pasqualino, Howard Charles, Santiago Cabrera & Alexandra Dowling.
    In House BBC for BBC One
     

    Film

    Writer

    Producer Jeremy Bolt & George Mizen
    Director Nick Powell
    Starring
  • Nicholas Cage
  • Hayden Christensen
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    Original feature, an action romance set in medieval China.

    Constantin Films
     
    Producer Alex Boden & George Mizen
    Director Susan Jacobson
    Starring
  • David Bradley
  • Georgis Groome
  • Vincent Regan
  • Terry Stone
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    Original feature thriller set on a remote farm in the Peak District directed by Susan Jacobson
    Pistachio Pictures & Notorious Films
     
    Director Justin Chadwick
     
    Feature adaptation of the novel by Candanian author Andrew Pyper
    Brilliant Films & Cowboy Films
    In development
     
     
    Adaptation of the novel Until She Sleeps by Tim Lebbon, US set teen horror
    Commissioned by The Mob
    in development