Simon Mirren

Writer for film and television
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Biography

Simon Mirren, a former plasterer, is now a successful Hollywood screenwriter and showrunner.

Before his relocation to LA, Simon was a screenwriter on British hits such as Waking the Dead. He was a key contributor on Series 1 and 2 of Spooks and was responsible for sourcing much of the research that gave the opening seasons such authenticity.

Simon worked on Without a Trace and Third Watch before spending six years on the hit series Criminal Minds culminating as showrunner. 

Simon has showrun the new glossy and sexy 10-part Canal Plus series Versailles with David Wolstencroft which started in France in November 2015 and comes soon to BBC Two. They are in prep on series 2.  

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TV

Writer & Creator

Creator David Wolstencroft
Producer Anne Thomopolous
Writer David Wolstencroft
 

Second season of the smash-hit Studio Canal project. 

Studio Canal for Canal+, BBC Two
In Development
 
Versailles
12 x 60'
Starring
  • George Blagden
  • Evan Williams
  • Peter Hudson
  •  
    English language period drama set in the court of King Louis XIV co-created and written with Simon Mirren
    Canal Plus
     
    Faith
    Pilot for 6 x 60'
     
    BBC1
     
    Street Degree
    Pilot for 13 x 60'
     
    Box TV
     
    Deep Blue
    Pilot for 8 x 120'
     
    Kudos Productions for Channel 4
     

    Writer

    Director Paul Holahan
    Starring
  • Marianne Jean-Baptiste
  • Anthony LaPaglia
  • Poppy Montgomery
  • Enrique Muciano
  •  
    Jerry Bruckheimer Productions for CBS
     
    Director Andy Hay
    Starring
  • Holly Aird
  • Trevor Eve
  • Claire Goose
  • Sue Johnston
  •  
    BBC Productions for BBC1
     
    Director David Nutter
    Starring
  • Marianne Jean-Baptiste
  • Anthony LaPaglia
  • Poppy Montgomery
  • Enrique Muciano
  •  
    Jerry Bruckheimer Productions for CBS
     
     
    BBC Productions for BBC1
     
    Director Robert del Maestro
    Starring
  • Lynda Bellingham
  • Trevor Eve
  • Nicholas Hoult
  • Sue Johnston
  •  
    BBC Productions for BBC1
     
    Spooks: Series 2, Episode 7
    Winner of BAFTA for Best Drama Series
    1 x 60'
    Starring
  • Peter Firth
  • Keeley Hawes
  • Matthew MacFadyen
  • David Oyelowo
  •  
    Kudos Productions for BBC1
     
    Starring
  • Jenny Agutter
  • Lisa Faulkner
  • Keeley Hawes
  • Matthew Macfadyen
  •  
    Iconic episode of the hit spy drama
    Kudos Productions for BBC1
     

    Writer & Producer

    The Sector
    13 x 60'
     
    Sci-fi series tracking the commander of a paramilitary unit who pursues a dangerous new race of genetically-enhanced humans. Exec produced by Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Anne Thomopoulos, Rola Bauer, David W. Zucker
    Tandem & Scott Free for HBO/Cinemax
     
    Starring
  • Paget Brewster
  • A.J. Cook
  • Thomas Gibson
  • Matthew Gray Gubler
  •  
    Simon showruns the hugely successful US drama
    CBS
     

    Producer

    Starring
  • Marianne Jean-Baptiste
  • Anthony LaPaglia
  • Poppy Montgomery
  • Enrique Muciano
  •  
    Jerry Bruckheimer Productions for CBS
     
    Creator John Wells
    Starring
  • Coby Bell
  • Josh Stewart
  •  
    Warner Bros. for NBC
     

    Film

    Writer

    Producer Taylor Hackford
    Director John Strickland
    Starring
  • Alun Armstrong
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor
  •  

    Six London teenagers attempt to make it in the music industry

    Icon Film Distribution
    Anvil Films
     
     
    MGM
    In development