Joe Fisher

Writer for film and television
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Biography

After a PhD in English at Cambridge, Joe was Head of Interactive Entertainment at Diverse before becoming a full-time writer. His critically-acclaimed first feature, The Tichborne Claimant was directed by David Yates and released in 1999.

He has written numerous original and adapted screenplays for TV and film, including projects with major Hollywood studios and the multi TV BAFTA-winning Soundproof in 2007. His 2012 indie feature Unconditional, directed by Bryn Higgins (released in the US as Unconditional Love), was a Special Selection at Slamdance. His latest feature, Electricity, also directed by Bryn Higgins, stars Agyness Deyn and premiered at BFI London Film Festival in 2014.

He is currently developing new feature projects with Bryn Higgins, David Yates and Amanda Boyle, and TV series projects with BBC, Company, Red, Endor and ITV Studios.

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TV

Writer

 

Drama set in the 1950s where the death of a man brings together a set of very different lives

BBC
In development
 
Soweto
6 x 60'
 

Drama set in the 1970s about a family from Yorkshire who move to South Africa

Three River Fiction
In development
 
Spree
5 x 60'
 

Based on the novel by Michael Morley about a serial killer

Headstrong
In development
 
 

Thriller about a woman who is kidnapped

BBC
In development
 
 

Drama series about a group of people who disappear from a remote Scottish estate

STV Productions
In development
 
 

Drama series based on the early life of Charles Dickens

Endor Productions
In development
 
 

Original series set in the 1980s

ITV Studios
In development
 
Berlin
1 x 60'
 

Drama set in Berlin in the 1940s about the struggles between the superpowers and the spies working in the city

Furneaux and Edgar Productions
In development
 
Brigadier
1 x 60'
Director Richard Clarke
 

Drama about someone buying a house from a crazed brigadier

Red Productions
In development
 
 
ITV Studios
In development
 
Raffles
1 x 60'
 

Drama series based on the gentleman thief character created by Ernest William Hornung

BBC
In development
 
We Three
1 x 60'
 

Drama about a police detective, reporter and prosecutor who work together to solve murders

ITV Studios
In development
 
Bloodlines
6 x 60'
 

Drama about gangster families in Birmingham

Company Pictures
In development
 
Circus
1 x 60'
 

Original drama about a travelling circus set during World War I

BBC for BBC
In development
 
 

Drama set in a fire investigation unit

Hat Trick Productions
In development
 
 

Original series about how austerity spending cuts affect a social housing estate

Kudos Productions for BBC 1
In development
 
Ritual
1 x 60'
 
Adaptation of Mo Hayder's crime novel about a police diver and police officer who try to discover the truth behind a pair of severed hands found in Bristol
Left Bank Pictures for Sky One
In development
 
Cuckoo
4 x 60'
 
Original family set thriller
BBC
In development
 
Dickens
1 x 60'
 
Drama about Charles Dickens' secret lover
Kudos for Channel 4
In development
 
 
Adaptation of Sarah Wise's novel about the murderous bodysnatchers of the 19th century
BBC
In development
 
Soundproof
Winner: BAFTA Best Director
1 x 90'
Producer Madonna Baptiste
Director Edmund Coulthard
Starring
  • Susan Lynch
  • Joseph Mawle
  • Joanna Dunbar
  • Brendan Coyle
  • Neil Stuke
  •  
    Thriller set in the deaf community
    Blast! Films for BBC2
     
    Iraq
    1 x 60'
     

    Drama about the partner of a contractor in Iraq

    Blast! Films for Channel 4
    In development
     

    Writer & Creator

     

    1950s set drama

    BBC Productions
    In development
     

    Film

    Writer

    Outland
    Feature
     

    Drama about a young woman who returns home to England from Vienna

    Severn Screen
    In development
     
    Tarzan
    Feature
     

    Rewrite on the new live action Tarzan film from Warner Bros

    Warner Bros
    In development
     
    Producer Clare Duggan
    Director Bryn Higgins
    Starring
  • Paul Anderson
  • Lenora Crichlow
  • Christian Cooke
  • Agyness Deyn
  •  

    Adaptation of the novel by Ray Robinson about a young woman with epilepsy

    Stone City Pictures
     
    Director Bryn Higgins
    Starring
  • Christian Cooke
  • James Bolam
  • Melanie Hill
  •  

    Original dark romance

    MouseTrap Films
    Stone City Films
     
    Director David Yates
     
    Wychwood Moving Picture Company
    In development
     
    Producer David Heyman
    Director David Yates
     
    Drama about the British raid on Saint Nazaire in 1942
    Warner Bros
    Heyday Films
    In development
     
    The Debt
    Feature
     
    Multi-narrative drama about debt in society
    BBC

    In development
     
    The Spree
    Feature
     

    Thriller about a woman who begins to suspect that her charming boyfriend may not be all that he seems

    Century Films
    In development
     
    Wanting It
    Feature
     

    Crime thriller about outsiders whose lives intersect

    Century Films
    In development
     
    Director David Yates
     
    BBC Films
    In development
     
    BNP
    Feature
     
    Channel 4
    Blast!
    In development
     
    The Writer
    Feature
    Director David Yates
     
    BBC Films
    In development
     
    Making It
    Feature
     
    BBC

    In development
     
    Producer Tom McCabe
    Director David Yates
    Starring
  • Stephen Fry
  • John Gielgud
  • Robert Hardy
  • John Kani
  •  

    Film based on the true story of Lord Tichborne, one of the richest men in England who disappeared after a South American shipwreck in the 19th century

    Redbus
    Bigger Picture Company
     
    Director Tom Connolly
     

    Short film based in the world of dog fighting

    Channel 4

     

    Theatre

    Writer

     

    Original play about a family torn apart by accusations that they are harming their baby

    National Theatre Studio