Mark Grimmer

Writer and producer for film, television and theatre

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Mark is a scriptwriter whose credits include Spilt Milk, which featured Ben Whishaw, Jodie Whittaker and Robert Bathurst and was awarded the Royal Television Society Student Award for Best Entertainment, online material for Misfits and Medics with Clerkenwell Films. He is also working on a project for the US market with Ed McDonald.

Mark is also a founding director of Fifty Nine Productions, a film and new media production company. Stage credits include War Horse (National Theatre / Lincoln Center Theater), Satyagraha (English National Opera), Doctor Atomic (Metropolitan Opera New York) and they are currently working on an adaptation of Solaris.

Film production credits include the multi award-winning A Family Portrait, directed by Joseph Pierce, which was longlisted for the 2012 Academy Awards for Best Animated Short and The Pub, which won the World Animation Award at Leeds International Film Festival 2012.

He is currently working on an original comedy pilot, Thin Ice, with Liz Meriwether and Ed Macdonald for Fox which will shoot in early 2017.



Writer & Creator

Creator Liz Meriwether, Mark Grimmer and Ed Macdonald
Producer Exec - Katherine Pope
Writer Liz Meriwether, Mark Grimmer and Ed Macdonald

Thin Ice centers on a woman who reclaims her dreams
when she finds herself at the end of the earth — in Antarctica — surrounded by a group of brilliant misfits.

20th Century Fox Television
In development
Comedy-drama series
Eleven Films
In development
  • Daniel Ings
  • Jessie Cave

    Comedy pilot for Comedy Central about a group of misfit medical students

    Clerkenwell Films for Comedy Central


    Warp for E4

    Mark wrote material for the online series and DVD extras

    Clerkenwell Films
  • Robert Bathurst
  • Jodie Whittaker
  • Joseph Marcell
    Comedy sketch show taking a warped look at 21st Century life
    NFTS for BBC Northern Ireland
    Director Joseph Pierce
    Animated series of shorts co-created with Joseph Pierce
    Ruby Films





    A film adaptation of Mark O'Rowe's play Terminus for Film 4 with animation by Joseph Pierce

    Cuba Pictures


    Writer & Producer