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Simon Beaufoy

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Simon Beaufoy's original screenplay for The Full Monty earned him the London Film Critics Circle award as well as Academy Award, BAFTA and Writers Guild of America Award nominations. The film, directed by Peter Cattaneo, was also nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, among other honors.

The U.K. native's other screenwriting credits include Among Giants, directed by Sam Miller and starring Pete Postlethwaite and Rachel Griffiths; and This Is Not a Love Song. The latter film was directed by Bille Eltringham, with whom Mr. Beaufoy co-directed the feature The Darkest Light, from his own original screenplay.

For Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day production company Kudos, Mr. Beaufoy most recently scripted the miniseries Burn Up. The thriller, revolving around the politics of oil depletion and climate change, will premiere on BBC2 in June 2008. Burn Up stars Bradley Whitford and Neve Campbell and is directed by Omar Madha. Also at Kudos, Mr. Beaufoy's adaptation of Eva Ibbotson's children's novel The Journey to the River Sea is in development.

He is currently at work adapting Steven Hall's novel The Raw Shark Texts into a feature for Film4; his script Slumdog Millionaire, based on true events, is currently being filmed with Danny Boyle directing.