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Simon Beaufoy



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Battle of the Sexes
  • Screenwriter
2016
73% Everest
  • Screenwriter
2015
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Screenwriter
2013
67% Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Screenwriter
2012
93% 127 Hours
  • Screenwriter
2010
92% Slumdog Millionaire
  • Screenwriter
2008
77% Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
  • Screenwriter
2008
74% The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep
  • Screenwriter
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
95% The Full Monty
  • Screenwriter
1997

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