Writer for film and television

Julie Rutterford is a BAFTA winning writer for television and film. She has written on numerous critically acclaimed television drama series including The LakesHustleLife on Mars and its sequel Ashes to Ashes

In 2009, her first feature film, A Boy Called Dad, was released. The film was produced by Made Up North Productions and directed by Brian Percival.

Julie's original drama, The Psychopath Next Door, aired on Sky Living as part of their Drama Matter's Season, a series of one-off dramas by some of Britain's most critically-acclaimed female screenwriters. Julie also wrote on Dickensian for Red Planet Pictures.

Julie currently has several original commissions, she is working on Tor for Chrysalis/SKY, Uncanny for Little Island Productions and also Country for Two Brothers/ITV.



Writer & Creator 

Drama about two girls who are accused of the murder of their flatmate

Red Planet Pictures
In development

Drama about the creation of package holidays in the 1960s

Mainstreet Pictures
In development

Female crime based thriller

Chrysalis Vision
In development
3 x 60'

Adaptation of the novel by Jake Wallis Simons about disparate people trapped in a traffic jam

ITV Studios
In development

Psychological crime thriller

Mainstreet Pictures
In development
Producer Myar Craig-Brown
Director Kieron J. Walsh
  • Anna Friel
  • Eva Birthistle
  • Kathryn Drysdale
  • Claire Keelan
  • A female psychopath moves into an ordinary suburban street of families
    ITV Studios for Sky Living

    Original drama about a family whose daughter is killed by an individual protected by diplomatic immunity

    Tiger Aspect Productions
    In development


    Chrysalis Vision for Sky One
    In development
    Little Island Productions
    In development
    Two Brothers Pictures for ITV
    In development
    2 x 30'
    Producer David Boulter
  • Stephen Rea
  • Pauline Collins
  • Caroline Quentin
  • Peter Firth
  • Ned Dennehy
  • Drama series bringing together the characters of Dickens' novels in 19th century London

    Red Planet Pictures for BBC1
    The Border
    6 x 60'
    Director Michal Gazda
  • Leszek Lichota
  • Bartlomiej Topa
  • Aleksandra Poplawska
  • Magdalena Poplawska
  • Andrzej Zielinski
  • Crime drama about a border guard trying to track down the bomber who killed his friends

    HBO Polska for All 4
    Creator Richard Warlow
    Producer Will Gould
    Director Andy Wilson
  • Matthew Macfadyen
  • Jerome Flynn
  • Adam Rothenberg
  • Michael McElhatton
  • MyAnna Buring
  • David Wilmot
  • Detective series set in 19th century London

    Tiger Aspect for BBC1
    Director Paul Walker
  • Mark Addy
  • Jane Horrocks
  • Jason Watkins
  • Nick Blood
  • Lorraine Cheshire
  • Comedy series set in a supermarket
    Roughcut TV for Sky1
    Director Philippa Lowthorpe
  • Eva Birthistle
  • Ian Hart
  • Sarah Lancashire
  • Natalie Press
  • Juliet Aubrey
  • Drama series based on murders in Ipswich in 2006 of five women, co-written by Philippa Lowthorpe
    BBC for BBC1
    Creator Matthew Graham, Asley Pharoah
    Producer Beth Willis
    Director Bille Eltringham
  • Dean Andrews
  • Philip Glenister
  • Keeley Hawes
  • Marshall Lancaster
  • Drama about a female police office shot in 2008, who wakes up in 1981

    Kudos Film and Television for BBC1
    Creator Charlie Martin
    Director David Blair
  • Geraldine James
  • Genevieve O'Reilly
  • Robert Pugh
  • Joe Duttine
  • Victoria Hamilton
  • Drama about a woman who wakes up from an eighteen year coma

    Granada Television for ITV1
    Creator Matthew Graham, Ashley Pharoah & Tony Jordan
    Producer Cameron Roach
    Director Richard Clark
  • Philip Glenister
  • John Simm
  • Liz White
  • Dean Andrews
  • Marshall Lancaster
  • Second series of the police drama set in the 1970s

    Kudos Film and Television for BBC1
    Creator Tony Jordan
    Producer Karen Wilson
    Director John Strickland
  • Robert Glenister
  • Adrian Lester
  • Jamie Murray
  • Robert Vaughn
  • Rob Jarvis
  • Drama about a group of London con artists

    Kudos Film and Television for BBC1
    Producer Tim Bradley
  • Adrian Bower
  • Navin Chowdhry
  • Andrew Lincoln
  • Raquel Cassidy
  • Nina Sosanya
  • Comedy drama about a group of teachers who refuse to grow up

    Tiger Aspect for Channel 4
    Producer Deborah Jones
    Director Martin Hutchings
  • Peter Davidson
  • Neil Dudgeon
  • Diana Rigg
  • Richard Baglow
  • James Baglow
  • Drama series about a female sleuth in the 1930s

    BBC for BBC1
    Creator Jimmy McGovern
    Producer Matthew Bird
    Director Sallie Aprahamian
  • Elizabeth Bennet
  • Robert Pugh
  • John Simm
  • Kaye Wragg
  • Nicholas Day
  • Drama series about a man who leaves Liverpool to move to the Lake Distric

    BBC for BBC1
    Producer Laurence Bowen
    Director Dermot Boyd
  • Letitia Dean
  • Amy Marston
  • Helen Sheals
  • Samantha Seager
  • Samantha Hardcastle
  • Drama set in a 1960s telephone switchboard

    Feelgood Fiction for BBC1



    Producer Michael Knowles & Stacey Murray
    Director Brian Percival
  • Louise Delamere
  • Ian Hart
  • Charlene McKenna
  • Joel Robinson
  • Film about a boy who becomes a father while still a young teenager

    The Works
    Up North Productions
    About a Girl
    Winner: BAFTA Best Short Film
    Producer Janey de Nordwall
    Director Brian Percival
  • Laren Creek
  • Sue Jaynes
  • Sarah Patel
  • John Slater
  • Short film with a teenage girl relating stories from her life

    Moving Image Development Agency