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Simon Beaufoy

Simon Beaufoy
Born (1966-12-26) 26 December 1966 (age 52)
OccupationScreenwriter

Simon Beaufoy (/ˈbfɔɪ/; born 26 December 1966)[1] is a British screenwriter.[2] Born in Keighley, West Riding of Yorkshire, he was educated at Malsis School in Cross Hills, Ermysted's Grammar School and Sedbergh School, he read English at St Peter's College, Oxford and graduated from Arts University Bournemouth. In 1997 he earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay for The Full Monty. He went on to win the 2009 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Slumdog Millionaire as well as winning a Golden Globe and a BAFTA award.[3]

Beaufoy has recently completed adaptations of The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday,[4] and a new adaptation of The Full Monty as a stage play.[5]

In March 2014 Spanner Films announced that Beaufoy will be one of the writers for Undercovers, a television drama series about the undercover police officers who spied on activists, and the women who unknowingly had long-term relationships and even children with the spies.[6]

Filmography

References

  1. ^ Witherow, John, ed. (26 December 2018). "Birthdays today". The Times (72727). p. 33. ISSN 0140-0460.
  2. ^ McFarlane, Brian. "Beaufoy, Simon". Encyclopedia of British Film. BFI Screenonline. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  3. ^ The New York Times
  4. ^ Telegraph.co.uk
  5. ^ The Full Monty on stage: the boys are back in town The Guardian, 10 February 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Spanner Films press release". 7 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-13.
  7. ^ "'Everest' Release Date Pushed Back Seven Months". hollywoodreporter.com. Hollywood Reporter. 21 March 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  8. ^ Schwindt, Oriana (17 March 2017). "FX's Getty Anthology Series From Danny Boyle Set for January 2018 Debut". Variety. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (20 July 2016). "John le Carré's 'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold' In Works As Series". Deadline. Retrieved 5 December 2016.

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