Simon Curtis

Simon Curtis

Highest Rated: 100% Edward II (1991)

Lowest Rated: 43% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019)

Birthday: Mar 11, 1960

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Simon Curtis was a British filmmaker and TV producer best known for helming the 2011 historical drama "My Week with Marilyn." Born and raised in London, Curtis' first brush with show business came when he was hired as an assistant director at the famed Royal Court Theatre. It was during this time that Curtis, who himself had dreams of helming his own film and TV projects one day, learned the craft from some of England's best filmmakers, like Danny Boyle. Equipped with the confidence and knowledge he needed to make his own material, Curtis embarked on a career in TV in the early '90s and quickly made his name as an effective producer and director of made-for-TV movies in Britain. Some of the projects he worked on during this period included "Killing Me Softly" (1995), "Mrs. Dalloway" (1997), and "David Copperfield" (1999), the last of which he also directed. Curtis continued producing and directing shows for British television well into the 2000s, and went on to earn a Primetime Emmy nomination for his children's program "Pride" (BBC, 2004). By the late 2000s, however, Curtis started itching to direct a feature film. He had the opportunity when famed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein approached him about directing a biopic on a brief period in the life of Marilyn Monroe. Curtis jumped at the chance and in November of 2011, "My Week with Marilyn" was released to wide critical praise. The film was also nominated for two Oscars, in addition to countless other awards, thus signaling the rise of Simon Curtis as a critically-lauded British filmmaker. Curtis' follow-up feature, 2015's "Woman In Gold," was released in the United States in April of 2015. Despite starring Ryan Reynolds and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren, however, the film received generally lukewarm reviews from critics. Curtis returned to TV in 2015 with the mini-series "Indian Summer," which debuted on British television in the summer of 2015.

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Movies

Credit
43% 96% The Art of Racing in the Rain Director $26.4M 2019
63% 71% Goodbye Christopher Robin Director,
Executive Producer
$1.7M 2017
57% 79% Woman in Gold Director $33.3M 2015
83% 71% My Week With Marilyn Director,
Executive Producer
$85.3K 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Short Stay in Switzerland Director - 2009
No Score Yet 43% Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky Director - 2005
No Score Yet 53% Carrie's War Executive Producer - 2004
No Score Yet 75% Pride Executive Producer - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man and Boy Director - 2002
No Score Yet 94% Shooting the Past Executive Producer - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Summer With Des Director - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet King Lear Executive Producer - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tribe Executive Producer - 1998
No Score Yet 50% The Student Prince Director - 1997
65% No Score Yet The Designated Mourner Executive Producer $63K 1997
71% 57% Mrs. Dalloway Executive Producer $3.3M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killing Me Softly Executive Producer - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Broken Glass Executive Producer - 1996
No Score Yet 29% A Doll's House Producer - 1992
100% 75% Edward II Executive Producer $1.7K 1991

TV

Credit
79% No Score Yet Indian Summers Executive Producer 2015-2016
23% 60% Black Box Director 2014
78% No Score Yet Five Days Executive Producer,
Director
2010 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cranford Director 2009 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Director 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet David Copperfield Director 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Executive Producer,
Director
1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tracey Takes On ... Director 1996

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