Simon Donald is an award-winning writer for stage and screen, whose play The Life of Stuff earned him both the EveningStandard Best Playwright Award and the London Critics Award for BestNew Play when it was produced at the Traverse Theatre in 1993.
In 2006, Simon wrote the television thriller Low Winter Sun, which starred Mark Strong and won the RTS Award for Best Drama Serial, as well as being nominated for a host of other awards. Low Winter Sun was remade for the US market in 2013 and aired on AMC.
He has since gone on to write on the critically acclaimed mini-series, Wallander, as well as developing his own six-parter, The Deep, with Tiger Aspect and the BBC.
Simon's latest series, Fortitude, produced by Fifty Fathoms for Sky Atlantic, launched in January 2015 and was Sky Atlantic's most successful drama launch to date. Sky Atlantic commissioned a second series which aired in January 2017.
Writer & Creator
Second series of the thriller set in a remote town in the Arctic circle
Thriller set in a remote Arctic town
Television film about a Scottish cabinet-maker and city Councillor who maintained a secret life as a burglar
Series set in Scotland in the 1940s about a rural doctor
Writer & Director
Comical snapshot of Edinburgh's underworld in the 90's
One man play about a young man looking to let his room