Nimer Rashed

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CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
EducationB.A. (Hons) English Literature
Alma mater
  • Merchant Taylors' School
  • University of Bristol
  • Film writer
  • Director
  • Games writer
Known for
  • Touch (2013)
  • Baghdad Express (2008)
  • The Marionette's Dream (2013)
  • International Emmy Awards
  • The Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award

Nimer Rashed is a British film, television and games writer and director who lives in London.

Early life

As a child, Rashed worked as an actor for the Royal Shakespeare Company[1] and starred in LWT drama Forever Green[2], and in 1991's Impromptu[3] as Emma Thompson's son. After attending Merchant Taylors' School through a scholarship programme, he won The Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award at the International Emmy Awards for his original script "The Great McGinty"[4] and went on to write for the BBC's The Dumping Ground[5].

As director

After directing fellow Merchant Taylors' alumnus Riz Ahmed in the short film Baghdad Express[6], Rashed was awarded the Virgin Media Shorts Grand Prize, judged by Shane Meadows and David Tennant, for his Short Film Touch[7].

After being trained as a director by the BBC[8] Rashed has gone on to direct episodes of Doctors, Holby City[9], and Casualty[10].

After successfully applying to Directors UK and Creative England's High-End TV Drama Programme[11], he has worked as 2nd Unit Director on Mike Bartlett's Press, as well as on NBC's The Capture and Amazon's The Feed and has been named on the BBC New Talent Hotlist[12].

Selected filmography

  • Baghdad Express (2008)
  • Touch (2013)
  • London Tomorrow (2017)

In the media



  1. "Nimer Rashed | Theatricalia". Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  2. Forever Green, retrieved 2020-05-06
  3. Impromptu, retrieved 2020-05-06
  4. "Sir Peter Ustinov Scriptwriting Award – International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences". Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  5. The Dumping Ground, retrieved 2020-05-06
  6. "British Council Film: Baghdad Express". Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  7. "Up and coming British film talent". Virgin Media. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  8. "What the BBC Writersroom New Directors' Scheme did for me". BBC. 2017-10-06. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  9. "BBC One - Holby City, Series 21, A Simple Lie, Part Two". BBC. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  10. "BBC One - Casualty, Series 33, Episode 40". BBC. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  11. Orlando Parfitt2017-09-18T09:38:00+01:00. "Four directors picked for UK high-end TV drama scheme". Screen. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  12. "BBC - BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017 - Media Centre". Retrieved 2020-05-06.

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