Simon Beaufoy

Screenwriter, Playwright, Producer
Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy was the author of two of the most winning, crowd-pleasing feature films in movie history - the Oscar-nominated "Full Monty" (1997) and "Slumdog Millionaire," which won the hearts of moviegoers ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1966 in Yorkshire, England, GB

Filmography

Writer (15)

Everest 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

127 Hours 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Burn Up 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Writer

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Slumdog Millionaire 2008 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Yasmin 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Blow Dry 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Blow Dry 2001 (Movie)

(from screenplay: "Never Better") (Source Material)

This Is Not a Love Song 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Everyone's Happy 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Among Giants 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Darkest Light 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Full Monty 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

This Is Not a Love Song 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (1)

The Darkest Light 1999 (Movie)

(Co-Director) (Director)

Biography

Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy was the author of two of the most winning, crowd-pleasing feature films in movie history - the Oscar-nominated "Full Monty" (1997) and "Slumdog Millionaire," which won the hearts of moviegoers in 2008. Both projects were distinguished by the considerable warmth and excitement of their underdog stories, as well as a latent streak of social commentary about the ability of the disenfranchised to rise above their situation, despite the worst intentions of the establishment. In addition to these hits, Beaufoy worked extensively in independent British cinema on films like "Among Giants" (1998) and "Darkest Light" (1999). The success of "Monty" and especially "Slumdog" assured Beaufoy's status as one of the international scene's most promising screenwriters.

Milestones

2012

Penned screenplay for "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," based on the novel by Paul Torday

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture ("127 Hours")

2010

With Danny Boyle, co-wrote "127 Hours" about Aron Ralston, the American mountain climber who was trapped by a boulder for nearly five days before amputating his own arm

2010

Co-wrote the script for the romantic comedy "Leap Year"

2008

Adapted the screenplay for "Slumdog Millionaire," co-directed by Danny Boyle and Loveleen Tandan

2008

Penned the adaptation of the comedy "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day"

2004

Wrote the screenplay for "Yasmin"

2003

Produced "Japanese Story," starring Toni Collette

2002

Scripted the film "This Is Not a Love Song"

2000

Wrote and produced "Running Time"

1999

Feature directorial debut, "The Darkest Light"; co-directed with Bille Eltringham

1998

Second produced screenplay, "Among Giants"

1997

First produced screenplay, "The Full Monty" about unemployed steelworkers who become male strippers for a night; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay

1996

Co-directed and co-wrote the short film "Yellow"

1993

Wrote the play "Saddam's Arms" about a boy's attempt to climb Victory Mountain in Baghdad

1991

Won Euston Films Best Script Award (sponsored by Fuji Film) for his first script "Cello"

Helmed the short film "The Frontier"; commisioned by Channel Four for the TV series "He Play, She Play"

While at film school, produced the documentary "Release Me" (aired on BBC2)

Filmed the documentary "Shattered Dream" about mountain climber Edwin Drummond

Formed Footprint Films

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