Simon Fuller

Few would dispute that Simon Fuller possessed the Midas touch when it came to discovering the next big thing. With an eye for emerging talent and an unmatched marketing genius, Fuller propelled numerous pop artists ... Read more »
Born: 05/16/1960 in East Sussex, England, GB

Filmography

Producer (37)

American Idol 2001 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Knock Knock Live 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

So You Think You Can Dance 2004 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

David Beckham Into the Unknown 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Bel Ami 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Q'Viva! The Chosen 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Idol Gives Back 3 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

So You Think You Can Dance: The Fifteen Best Performances Ever 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Little Britain USA 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Superstars of Dance 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Idol Gives Back 2 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Idol Gives Back 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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The Next Great American Band 2007 (Tv Show)

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Victoria Beckham: Coming to America 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

American Idol Presents The World's Worst Auditions 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Kelly, Ruben & Fantasia: Home For Christmas 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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American Idol: Halfway Home 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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American Idol: Life on the Road 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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American Idol: The Final Three 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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American Idol: The Phenomenon 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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American Idol: The Road to Hollywood 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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American Idol: Uncut, Uncensored and Untalented 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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An American Idol Christmas 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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World Idol 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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All American Girl 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

American Idol: Best of the Worst 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

American Idol: Halfway Home 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

American Idol: The Final Two 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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American Juniors 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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From Justin to Kelly 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

S Club 7 in Hollywood 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

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S Club Seeing Double 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

S Club 7 Back to the 50's Special 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Spice Girls in Concert -- Wild! 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Spice World 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Annie Lennox ... In the Park 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Producer
Writer (2)

American Idol: Best of the Worst 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Creator

American Idol: Where Are They Now? 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Creator

Biography

Few would dispute that Simon Fuller possessed the Midas touch when it came to discovering the next big thing. With an eye for emerging talent and an unmatched marketing genius, Fuller propelled numerous pop artists, television personalities, athletes, and fashion designers all the way to the top. He was the man behind the global phenomenon of the Spice Girls, one of the most famous all-female acts in music history. The media mogul's company, 19 Entertainment Ltd., guided the careers of some of music's biggest names such as Annie Lennox, Kelly Clarkson and Amy Winehouse, among others. Fuller struck gold when he created some of television's most memorable reality competition series, notably Britain's "Pop Idol" (iTV, 2001-03, 2006) and its U.S. spin-off, "American Idol" (Fox, 2002- ). With his handprint etched on so many people's careers and his ideas brought to reality in beloved television shows, there was no denying the far-reaching impact and influence Fuller had on international pop culture.

Milestones

2012

Executive produced period drama "Bel Ami," starring Robert Pattinson

2011

Received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

2009

Launched retail web site Fashionair.com

2008

Co-created spin-off sketch comedy series "Little Britain USA" (HBO)

2005

Along with co-creator Nigel Lythgoe, launched "So You Think You Can Dance" (Fox)

2003

Discovered Amy Winehouse and produced her first award-winning album Frank

2002

Created hit competition series "American Idol" (Fox)

2001

Created British talent competition series "Pop Idol" (ITV)

1997

Executive produced musical comedy feature "Spice World"

1996

Spice Girls released breakthrough debut album Spice

1995

Managed successful pop group Spice Girls

1991

Began managing British music icon Annie Lennox

1985

Launched 19 Entertainment, named after Paul Hardcastle's hit single "19"

1983

Bought rights to Madonna’s first hit single "Holiday"

1981

Launched career as talent scout at Chrysalis and A&R

Bonus Trivia

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In April 2013, Fuller reached a settlement in his lawsuit claiming that Simon Cowell's original British version of "The X Factor," launched in 2004, stole from Fuller's original British competition series "Pop Idol." Fuller dropped his suit in exchange for an executive producer credit on "X Factor" as well as fees from the show.

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