James Dormer

Writer for film and television
View PDF version


James Dormer writes for film and television and has worked on a number of successful series, including the BBC's long running spy show, Spooks, and ITV's The Fixer. In 2011 James is writing three episodes of a new thirteen-part series about the 8th Century hero Sinbad for Sky and 2 episodes of Strike Back: Season 3 for Left Bank Pictures and HBO/Cinemax.

James has been commissioned to write on subsequent series of Strike Back and exec. produced series 4 and 5. In 2013 he wrote an episode of the BBC's revival of The Musketeers. He is developing original series for ITV Studios- a project called Flesh and Bone- and for BBC Wales, entitled Whitewood.

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





Producer Jeremy Bolt & George Mizen
  • Nicholas Cage
  • Hayden Christensen

    Original feature, an action romance set in medieval China.

    Constantin Films
    Producer Alex Boden & George Mizen
    Director Susan Jacobson
  • David Bradley
  • Georgis Groome
  • Vincent Regan
  • Terry Stone
    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
    Feature thriller about a serial killer in a war zone.

    Adaptation of the novel Until She Sleeps by Tim Lebbon, US set teen horror
    Commissioned by The Mob
    in development
    Director Farah Abushwesha
  • Rosie Alvarez
  • Philip Arditti
  • Claire Batman-King
  • Paul Callahan
    Original short film about a young man's chance encounter with an old man helps him to heal a rift with his father
    Dazzle Films
    UK Film Council/EM Media/The Pool
    Director Mark Dietz

    Producer Farah Abushwesha, Kerry Appelyard & Pippa Mitchell
    Director Justin Dickell
  • Timothy Bateson
  • Eamon Georghegan
  • Tracey Kearney
  • Stephen Ventura
    Original short film about a man becoming hailed as a prophet, EU funded and commissioned



    Producer Tim Haines, Katie Newman

    Retelling of the classic Old English tale about the heroic Beowulf who battles the dragon Grendel.

    ITV Studios for ITV
    In development
    Producer Faith Penhale (Exec. producer)

    Elizabethan spy drama

    BBC Wales for BBC
    In development
    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
    In production
    Creator Adrian Hodges
    Producer Jess Pope (Exec. producer)
    Director Saul Metzstein
  • Howard Charles
  • Tom Burke
  • Luke Pasqualino
  • Peter Capaldi
    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
    Producer Michael Casey & Chris Thompson
    Director Michael J Bassett
  • Philip Winchester
  • Sullivan Stapleton
  • Robson Green

    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
    Creator Chris Ryan
  • Philip Winchester
  • Sullivan Stapleton
  • Rhona Mitra
    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
    3 x 60'
    James is writing three episodes of a new thirteen part series following the adventures of Sinbad
    Impossible Pictures for Sky One
    In development
    Adaptation of Alastair MacLean's novel
    In development
    Producer Chris Fry
    Director Ed Hall
  • Sagar Arya
  • Ashley Kumar
  • Paul Sharma
  • Peter Firth
    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
  • Andrew Buchan
  • Elliot Cowan
  • Jody Latham
  • Peter Mullen
    Prime time ITV series about hit man, John Mercer
    Kudos Film and Television for ITV
    BBC drama commission for an evening play
    Original police series for ITV Studios.
    ITV Studios for ITV
    In development