Skip to content
You are currently viewing Simon Farnaby

Simon Farnaby

Writer

Simon Farnaby is a screenwriter and actor. He is currently working on two studio pictures with long-term collaborator Paul King. He is also working on adapting David Walliams’ bestselling children’s book BAD DAD into a feature film for Netflix. He has adapted his book THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN (which he co-wrote with Scott Murray) into feature film THE FANTASTIC FLITCROFTS, which Mark Rylance is set to star in. He stars in, and has written on BBC hit comedy GHOSTS. He also wrote THE FARAWAY TREE for StudioCanal, ACTION MAN for Hasbro, cult favourite MINDHORN for Scott Free and BBCFilms, and the much lauded BAFTA nominated classic PADDINGTON 2 with Paul King for David Heyman and StudioCanal.

Credits

FEATURE FILM
Date: 2020
Production (role):
THE FANTASTIC FLITCROFTS
Company:
BabyCow Films / Cornerstone Films / AI Film / BBC Films
Project details:
DIRECTOR: Craig Roberts
STARRING: Mark Rylance
PRODUCED BY: Nichola Martin, Tom Miller and Kate Glover
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY: Christine Langan and James Swarbrick
Date: 2020
Production (role):
BAD DAD
Company:
Netflix
Production (role):
ACTION MAN
Company:
Paramount
Project details:
Director: James Bobin
IN DEVELOPMENT
Production (role):
MAGIC FARAWAY TREE
Company:
StudioCanal
Project details:
Producer: Sam Mendes
IN DEVELOPMENT
Date: 2017
Production (role):
MISTER BENN
Company:
Mandeville / Disney
Date: 2016-17
Production (role):
PADDINGTON 2 (Co-Writer)
Company:
Heyday / Studiocanal
Date: 2016
Production (role):
MINDHORN
Company:
Scott Free / BBC Films / Studiocanal
TELEVISION
Date: 2019
Production (role):
UNTITLED ELECTION PROJECT (In Development)
Company:
Hulu
Project details:
Hot of the back of the sensational Ukrainian presidential election result, Simon is developing a comedy with Hulu about a luckless comedian who becomes president of the United States.
Date: 2019
Production (role):
MAURICE FLITCROFT (In Development)
Company:
Water and Power
Date: 2019
Production (role):
GHOSTS
Company:
BBC ONE
Project details:
Co-Writer
6 x 30'

“With wonderful costumes and just the right balance of hammy and withering, this is jolly good fun. In all: an original and imaginative concept, slickly executed.”
Sarah Carson, The i

"The comedy is gentle and nicely observed and, for a show about death, curiously life-affirming.”
Carol Midgley, The Times

"... a landslide of puns and slapstick... repeatedly whacking you over the funny bone till you succumb.”
Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail
Date: 2013-16
Production (role):
YONDERLAND
Company:
Worling Title / Sky
Project details:
x 4 episodes

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): THE FANTASTIC FLITCROFTS
    Company: BabyCow Films / Cornerstone Films / AI Film / BBC Films
    Project details: DIRECTOR: Craig Roberts
    STARRING: Mark Rylance
    PRODUCED BY: Nichola Martin, Tom Miller and Kate Glover
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY: Christine Langan and James Swarbrick
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): BAD DAD
    Company: Netflix
    Project details:
  • Date:
    Production (role): ACTION MAN
    Company: Paramount
    Project details: Director: James Bobin
    IN DEVELOPMENT
  • Date:
    Production (role): MAGIC FARAWAY TREE
    Company: StudioCanal
    Project details: Producer: Sam Mendes
    IN DEVELOPMENT
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): MISTER BENN
    Company: Mandeville / Disney
    Project details:
  • Date: 2016-17
    Production (role): PADDINGTON 2 (Co-Writer)
    Company: Heyday / Studiocanal
    Project details:
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): MINDHORN
    Company: Scott Free / BBC Films / Studiocanal
    Project details:
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): UNTITLED ELECTION PROJECT (In Development)
    Company: Hulu
    Project details: Hot of the back of the sensational Ukrainian presidential election result, Simon is developing a comedy with Hulu about a luckless comedian who becomes president of the United States.
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): MAURICE FLITCROFT (In Development)
    Company: Water and Power
    Project details:
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): GHOSTS
    Company: BBC ONE
    Project details: Co-Writer
    6 x 30'

    “With wonderful costumes and just the right balance of hammy and withering, this is jolly good fun. In all: an original and imaginative concept, slickly executed.”
    Sarah Carson, The i

    "The comedy is gentle and nicely observed and, for a show about death, curiously life-affirming.”
    Carol Midgley, The Times

    "... a landslide of puns and slapstick... repeatedly whacking you over the funny bone till you succumb.”
    Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail
  • Date: 2013-16
    Production (role): YONDERLAND
    Company: Worling Title / Sky
    Project details: x 4 episodes