Ben
Harris

Writer and Producer for television

Ben has just finished writing and executive producing Young Wallander, the show he created for Yellowbird and
Netflix about the formative experiences of the iconic detective Kurt Wallander.

Before that, Ben wrote and executive produced Devils,starring Patrick Dempsey for Lux Vide and Sky Italia, a conspiracy thriller set in the world of high finance. 

Ben was the showrunner on Big Light series Ransom for CBS and TF1, based on a real life crisis negotiator. He also wrote on ITV series Marcella and Dark Heart, and BBC shows The MusketeersHunted and The Paradise.

Ben is equally at home writing alone from the shed at the bottom of his garden, or collaborating in a writers room. He is a core tutor at Serial Eyes, the Berlin-based postgraduate course for European professionals, that teaches how to be a showrunner in the American writers room system. 

CV

Television

Writer & Creator & Executive Producer 

Crime Drama

Yellowbird for Netflix

Writer & Executive Producer 

Financial Thriller

Yellowbird for SKY Italy

Writer & Co-Executive Producer 

Ransom
2 X 60
Creator Frank Spotnitz
Producer Frank Spotnitz
Director Erik Canuel
Starring
  • Luke Roberts
  • Drama Series

    Big Light Productions for CBS

    Writer & Story Consultant 

    Thriller

    Black Spark Film & TV

    Writer 

    Marcella
    1 x 60'
    Creator Hans Rosenfeldt
    Director Jonathan Teplitzky

    Dark crime serial created by Hans Rosenfeldt

    Buccaneer Media for ITV
    Producer Frank Spotnitz
    Starring
  • Elizabeth Mitchell
  • Donald Sutherland
  • Goran Visnijic
  • Tom Wlaschiha
  • Pan-European police drama

    TF1 Productions for Sat 1, Sony AXN
    Producer Frank Spotnitz
    Director Erik Canuel
    Starring
  • Chris Vance
  • Action series 

    Atlantique Productions for M6, HBO Canada, TNT, Netflix
    Creator Bill Gallagher

    Period drama

    BBC for BBC1
    Creator Adrian Hodges
    Producer Colin Wratten
    Director Andy Hay

    Drama

    BBC in-house for BB1
    Creator Frank Spotnitz
    Starring
  • Melissa George
  • Drama

    Kudos for BBC One
    Producer Lucy Allan

    Long-running soap. Executive Producer Tony Wood

    Lime Pictures for Channel 4
    Starring
  • Rob Kazinsky
  • Alison King
  • Luke Mably
  • Ramon Tikaram
  • Drama based around fictional Premiership football club.

    Hewland International for Sky One
    Starring
  • Chris Brazier
  • Philip Brodie
  • Leigh Cranston
  • Danny Husbands
  • Drama

    Hewland International for Sky One

    Executive Producer 

    Hewland International for Sky One

    Creator 

    Director Rawson Marshall Thurber

    Book Adaptation

    Chernin Entertainment
    In Development
    Silverprint Pictures
    In Development
    Big Light Productions
    In Development

    Other

    Lecturer 

    Core Tutor 

    Core Tutor at Berlin Film School, Europe’s first postgraduate 9-month full time programme focused on serial drama writing and production

    Lecturer 

    Lecturer in the BBC Writers Room Scheme

    Lecturer 

    Lecturer, Met Film School, Ealing Studios