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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 on BBC Two in May 2016.  Season three of Versailles begins filming in April 2017, a second season of ‘The Escape Artists’ by David is in development as is a straight to series order about the life of Timothy McVeigh, an AI series with Hulu, a genetic procedural drama series set in Montreal, a gangster series set in 60′s London and ‘The Art of War’ set in Berlin.