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Simon Beaufoy

Highest Rated:   95% The Full Monty (1997)
Lowest Rated:   19% Blow Dry (2001)
Birthday:   Not Available
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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



84% Battle of the Sexes
  • Screenwriter
$7.9M 2017
No Score Yet The Hunger Games: Complete 4-Film Collection
  • Screenwriter
73% Everest
  • Screenwriter
$46.6M 2015
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Screenwriter
$336.7M 2013
68% Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Screenwriter
$4.8M 2012
93% 127 Hours
  • Screenwriter
$18.4M 2010
92% Slumdog Millionaire
  • Screenwriter
$141.3M 2008
77% 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
No Score Yet This Is Not a Love Song
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
19% Blow Dry
  • Screenwriter
60% Among Giants
  • Screenwriter
95% The Full Monty
  • Screenwriter

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