Posted on 19/07/2012
BA French & German, 1980 Bedford College
The scriptwriter Simon Nye has produced a variety of television sitcoms, most notably the much loved Men Behaving Badly starring Martin Clunes. He also wrote all four of the ITV Pantos, co-wrote the hit 2006 animated film Flushed Away, co-wrote Reggie Perrin (again with Martin Clunes) and created the latest television adaption of the Just William series. In 2010 he wrote the Amy's Choice episode of Doctor Who. He also writes translations, focusing in recent years on dramatic works. His translation of Moliére’s Don Juan was first performed at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield and his translation of Dario Fo's Accidental Death of an Anarchist premiered at the Donmar Warehouse in London. In 2016, Nye achieved considerable success as the writer of ITV's The Durrells an adaptation of Gerald Durrell's Corfu Trilogy, starring Keeley Hawes as Louisa Durrell. The series, which has already been recommissioned, is the second time Nye has brought the Durrell family to the small screen having adapted My Family and Other Animals as a one-off drama for the BBC in 2005. Nye is currently adapting the classic BBC comedy The Good Life for the stage.