Simon Beaufoy (//; born 26 December 1966) is a British screenwriter. 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.
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.