Susanne Simpson

Executive producer and head of scripted content
Masterpiece
Simpson is a two-time Academy Award nominee and two-time Emmy-winner for documentary and dramatic films. As executive producer of Masterpiece, the iconic PBS drama series, Simpson commissions original UK productions such as a new adaptation of The Forsyte Saga, Miss Austen, starring Keeley Hawes and Rose Leslie, Magpie Murders with Lesley Manville, Annika with Nicola Walker, and Tom Jones starring Hannah Waddingham. Simpson coproduces many UK programs, including All Creatures Great and Small, Wolf Hall: The Mirror and The Light, with Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis, and mystery series, including Endeavour, Unforgotten, and Grantchester. As an executive producer of Downton Abbey, Simpson oversaw the most watched drama in PBS history and recipient of 59 Emmy nominations and 12 wins. She was senior series producer on coproductions such as Sherlock, Wolf Hall, and Victoria. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the Television Academy, and Writers Guild. Simpson is the executive producer of Masterpiece Studio, a podcast with more than 24 million downloads.