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Simon Beaufoy

Highest Rated: 96% The Full Monty (1997)

Lowest Rated: 19% Blow Dry (2001)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

Born in Keighley, England, preeminent British scriptwriter Simon Beaufoy attended Malsis School in Glusburn and Ermysted's in Skipton, England. Though he harbored dreams of becoming a soldier as a young man, he shifted gears to focus on art in his mid-teens, then decided instead to focus on writing, then moved into scriptwriting. Beaufoy rocketed to fame in the mid- to late '90s, on the basis of his screenplay for the rollicking male-stripper comedy The Full Monty; it won him four BAFTAs (British Academy Awards) and a Best Screenplay Oscar nod, though he lost the latter to Matt Damon and Ben Affleck for Good Will Hunting. Regardless, Monty put Beaufoy on top of his game in the English film industry, and thereafter he turned out a series of popularly and critically acclaimed scripts for features including Among Giants (1998), Blow Dry (2000), Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008), and, as arguably his greatest success up through that time, Slumdog Millionaire (2008) -- the Danny Boyle-directed tale of an Indian youth (Dev Patel) who grows up to become a national hero on his country's version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. For that effort, Beaufoy received a Golden Globe for Best Screenplay.

Highest Rated Movies



33% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Screenwriter 2018
No Score Yet Nøtteknekkeren og de fire kongerikene Screenwriter 2018
85% Battle of the Sexes Screenwriter $12.6M 2017
No Score Yet The Hunger Games: Complete 4-Film Collection Screenwriter 2016
73% Everest Screenwriter $46.6M 2015
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Screenwriter $336.7M 2013
67% Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Screenwriter $4.8M 2012
93% 127 Hours Screenwriter $18.4M 2010
91% Slumdog Millionaire Screenwriter $141.3M 2008
78% Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Screenwriter $12.3M 2008
74% The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep Screenwriter $40.5M 2007
No Score Yet Yasmin Screenwriter 2005
No Score Yet This Is Not a Love Song Executive Producer Screenwriter 2002
19% Blow Dry Screenwriter 2001
60% Among Giants Screenwriter 1999
96% The Full Monty Screenwriter 1997


78% Trust
Screenwriter Executive Producer 2018


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