Lee Francis worked for several years in the world of film, TV and advertising as a script reader and assistant director on major productions such as Harry Potter, The Woman In Black and Spooks.
The crime thriller novel Playing With Death (co-written with Simon Scarrow) was published in 2017 by Headline as part of a 2 book deal. It is a gripping serial killer thriller with modern technological twists and is published internationally around the world, from Italy to New Zealand.
Lee has also written several optioned feature film, TV series and short film screenplays. He was a Quarter finalist in the 2020 ScreenCraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Competition with the courtroom thriller Murder One. His feature film screenplay Nikolas was the grand prize winner of SWSF and also got into the top 20% of submissions to the prestigious Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowship. Those Glassy Eyes is a Winner of 13Horror’s 2018 short horror screenplay and was also developed by Rankin’s Collabor8te short film scheme. He has also placed in top 13% of BBC Writer's Room entries with a supernatural mockumentary series.
Lee is proud to support crime festivals, comic cons and has appeared in local newspapers.