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Marcus Fleming

Writer, Children's, 6+ years, 10+ years, Animation, Live Action, Head Writer, Series Developer - Drama / Comedy / Kids (animation and live action)

Agent: Jean Kitson -

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Marcus wrote the eight part gold rush serial Dominion Creek / An Klondike for TG4 & Netflix UK. The series won many awards, including IFTA and ZEBBIE for Best Drama Writer for Marcus.

His first IFTA nomination was for writing political drama, The Running Mate. Further TV drama credits include Smother, Blackshore, Jack Taylor and Red Rock.

Marcus’ background as an animation artist led him to script and develop animated series and features for a global array of producers.

As a Developer, Marcus assembles pitch decks and series bibles. He is also a very effective Script Doctor. Successful projects include the award winning feature, The Drummer & the Keeper.

Marcus’ originals include The Littlejohn Affair, a true story of bank robber brothers who infiltrated the IRA for MI6. The Encounter is an Epic Period Drama Series about the impact of Europeans’ first arrival in the Americas. Soul Trader is a Supernatural Thriller Series about a homicide detective and her Faustian deal with a useful demon.

Marcus is based in Dublin, Ireland.



Treasure Entertainment / BBC

1 x 60′ episode for RTÉ crime drama, broadcaster February 2024. A co-production with BBC Studios.

Savage Town
Lighthouse Studios

1 x 60′ development script and pitch bible

Hope Street S3
Long Story TV / BBC One

Writing 1 x 45′ episode for the third series.

Animation Projects

Marcus is on demand as a developer and lead scriptwriter on 6+ and 4-6 animation projects.


Smother S3 (2022-2023)
BBC / RTÉ / Treasure Entertainment

Wrote the 60′ final episode for Series 3, which broadcast on 12th March 2023

Title TBA (2021)
616 Films

Feature film rewrite

The Littlejohn Affair (2019)

Original feature film with Screen Ireland development funding

Jack Taylor (2018)

Commissioned to write an original 90’episode of the popular cop drama starring Iain Glen and contributing to the other two episodes of the series.

Dominion Creek / An Klondike II (2016-2017)
Abu Media Teo

Second series of the original period drama, broadcast February 2017 on TG4.
Nominated for 10 IFTA Awards, including Best Script Drama and Best Drama.

Red Rock (2015-2016)
Company Pictures / Element Pictures / TV3

8 x 30’ episodes.

Regular contributor

Dominion Creek / An Klondike (2013-2014)
Abu Media Teo / TG4

4 x 60’ period drama, directed by Dathai Keane. Broadcast on TG4 in September 2015

Also cut into a feature film which made its premiere closing the Galway Film Festival 2015

Won Best Writer – Drama, Best Drama and two other IFTAs 2016.

Best Television Script at the Zebbies (Writer’s Guild Ireland Awards)’

Fair City (2015)

Established Irish soap.

Jack Taylor: The Dramatist (2012)
Taylormade Films / C5, ZDF and TV3 Ireland

90’ crime drama adapted from Ken Bruen’s novel, starring Iain Glen and Nora Jane Noone. TXed C5 May 2014.

The Clinic (2010-2011)
Parallel Films / RTE

60’ medical drama. 1 episode series 7, 1 episode series 6

Three Wise Women (2009)
Parallel Films / Hallmark Channel US

Feature film rewrite (uncredited). Romantic comedy starring Amy Huberman, Hugh O’Connor and John Rhys Davies, directed by Declan Recks

An Crisis (2009)
Wildfire Films / TG4, Irish Film Board, BCI Ireland

Script doctoring and joke punch on 6 x 26’ Irish language sitcom

The Running Mate (2007)
Treasure Films & Rubicon Films / TG4 Ireland

Head writer on 4 x 55’ political drama, writer 2 episodes. Winner: Best Drama IFTAs 2008

Nominated: Best Script IFTAs 2008 & Best Script, Drama, ZEBBIES, Irish Screenwriter’s Guild Awards, 2008

Kids - Live Action

Title TBA (2021)
Aspekt Telefilm

Bible and pilot script for live action international kids drama series

Roy (2013)
Jam Media / CBBC

1 x 30’, Series 3 ‘Blush Hour’. Live Action and Animation

My Phone Genie (2011)
Talent TV & Telegael / CITV & ITV

3 x 24’ episodes of 26 episode live action sitcom

Storylane (2006)
RTE Ireland

8 x 2’ ‘Jackanory’ style stories for pre-school

The Summer of the Flying Saucer (2005)
Magma Films / Irish Film Board

Extensive script doctoring, family feature film

Foreign Exchange (2003)
RTE Ireland / Southern Star Australia

2 x 26’ and series development. 26 x 22’ live action comedy.

Kids - Animation

Mystery Museum (2017)
Hahn Film / Kika

New 6+ Animation. 22′ x 26. Pilot & 6 x 22′ episodes. Writer’s Bible and Series Story Arc.

Bottersnikes & Gumbles (2015)
Cake Entertainment / BBC / Netflix

7 x 11′ of major new animated series, a Netflix Original and CBBC commission.

Mia & Me II (2013)
Hahn Film Germany & March Entertainment Canada

3 x 26’ episodes and story development, series 2 Girl skewed live action and animation, ages 9+

Sherazade: The Untold Stories (2012-2013)
Hahn Film Germany & March Entertainment Canada

9 x 26’ episodes

Action adventure CGI animation

Joe & Jack (2012)
Dancing Girl Productions / ABC Australia, Disney Latin America, RTE Ireland, Canal+ France

6 x 7’ pre-school animation (39 x 7’)

School for Vampires I, II and III (2007-2009)
Hahn Film Germany

11 x 11’ episodes

Joke punch 9 episodes

Animated comedy

Lilly the Witch (2002)
BBC / WDR Germany

3 x 22’ animated comedy

Head (2003)
Frameworks Film / RTE, Irish Film Board, Arts Council

Writer / Director 8’ animated film

Winner: Best Animation, New York Independent Film & Video Festival

Norman Normal (2002)
Magma Films Ireland / Teleimages France / F3 / Super RTL Germany

Head writer of series (26 x 22’)

Writer 13 x 22’ episodes

Dragons Rock (2001)
TV Loonland UK / Magma Films Ireland / Gum Studios Germany

Series co-creator and writer along with Mark B. Hodkinson and Marteinn Thorrisen.

Funky Cops (2000)
Fox Kids USA / Antefilms France / M6 France

6 x 26’ episodes for action adventure series (26 x 22’)

The Fairytaler: The Classic Tales of Hans Christian Anderson (1999)
Egmont Imagination Denmark / Magma Films Ireland

2 adapted stories for classical animation series

Nick & Perry - The Alien Dogs (1999)
Ellipse France / ITEL France / WDR & Trickompany Germany

7 x 11’ episodes of 52 episode animated comedy series