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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 is currently co-writing the pilot for new Canal Plus series Versailles with David Wolstencroft.

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Television
Creator and Writer
Versailles 12 x 60'
2013
Canal Plus
In development
Creator Simon Mirren
Writer Simon Mirren

English language period drama set in the court of King Louis XIV co-created and written with Simon Mirren

Faith Pilot for 6 x 60'
2003
BBC1
Creator Simon Mirren
Writer Simon Mirren

 
Street Degree Pilot for 13 x 60'
2002
Box TV
Creator Simon Mirren
Writer Simon Mirren

 
Deep Blue Pilot for 8 x 120'
2001
Kudos Productions for Channel 4
Creator Simon Mirren
Writer Simon Mirren

 
Writer
Without a Trace: Bait 1 x 60'
2004
Jerry Bruckheimer Productions for CBS
Director Paul Holahan
Writer Simon Mirren
Starring Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Anthony LaPaglia, Poppy Montgomery & Enrique Muciano

 
Spooks: Series 2, Episode 7 1 x 60'
2003
Kudos Productions for BBC1
Creator David Wolstencroft
Writer Simon Mirren
Starring Peter Firth, Keeley Hawes, Matthew MacFadyen & David Oyelowo

 
Waking the Dead: Series 3, Episode 3 2 x 60'
2003
BBC Productions for BBC1
Director Andy Hay
Writer Simon Mirren
Starring Holly Aird, Trevor Eve, Claire Goose & Sue Johnston

 
Without A Trace: Trip Box 1 x 60'
2003
Jerry Bruckheimer Productions for CBS
Director David Nutter
Writer Simon Mirren
Starring Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Anthony LaPaglia, Poppy Montgomery & Enrique Muciano

 
Kudos Productions for BBC1
Creator David Wolstencroft
Writer Simon Mirren
Starring Jenny Agutter, Lisa Faulkner, Keeley Hawes, Matthew Macfadyen & David Oyelowo

Iconic episode of the hit spy drama

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Waking The Dead: Series 1, Episode 7 2 x 60'
2001
BBC Productions for BBC1
Director Robert del Maestro
Writer Simon Mirren
Starring Lynda Bellingham , Trevor Eve, Nicholas Hoult, Sue Johnston & Harriet Walter

 
Casualty: Multiple Episodes 4 x 60'
1998 to 2000
BBC Productions for BBC1
Writer Simon Mirren

 
Producer
Third Watch: The Hunter, Hunted 1 x 60'
2005
Warner Bros. for NBC
Creator John Wells
Producer Simon Mirren
Starring Coby Bell & Josh Stewart

 
Without a Trace: Multiple Episodes 2003 to 2004
Jerry Bruckheimer Productions for CBS
Producer Simon Mirren
Starring Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Anthony LaPaglia, Poppy Montgomery & Enrique Muciano

 
Writer and Producer
The Sector 13 x 60'
2011
Tandem & Scott Free for HBO/Cinemax
Producer Simon Mirren
Writer Simon Mirren

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

CBS
Producer Simon Mirren
Writer Simon Mirren
Starring Paget Brewster, A.J. Cook, Thomas Gibson, Matthew Gray Gubler & Shemar Moore

Simon showruns the hugely successful US drama

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Film
Writer
The Persuaders Feature
2004
MGM
In development
Writer Simon Mirren

 
G:MT Greenwich Mean Time Feature
1998
Anvil Films for Icon Film Distribution
Producer Taylor Hackford
Director John Strickland
Writer Simon Mirren
Starring Alun Armstrong & Chiwetel Ejiofor

Six London teenagers attempt to make it in the music industry