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Birth Place: Yorkshire, England, GB Profession: screenwriter, producer, playwright, director

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Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy was the author of two of the most winning, crowd-pleasing feature films in movie history - the Oscar-nominated "Full Monty" (1997) and "Slumdog Millionaire," which won the hearts of moviegoers in 2008. Both projects were distinguished by the considerable warmth and excitement of their underdog stories, as well as a latent streak of social commentary about the ability of the disenfranchised to rise above their situation, despite the worst intentions of the establishment. In addition to these hits, Beaufoy worked extensively in independent British cinema on films like "Among Giants" (1998) and "Darkest Light" (1999). The success of "Monty" and especially "Slumdog" assured Beaufoy's status as one of the international scene's most promising screenwriters.

Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy was the author of two of the most winning, crowd-pleasing feature films in movie history - the Oscar-nominated "Full Monty" (1997) and "Slumdog Millionaire," which won the hearts of moviegoers in 2008. Both projects were distinguished by the considerable warmth and excitement of their underdog stories, as well as a latent streak of social commentary about the ability of the disenfranchised to rise above their situation, despite the worst intentions of the establishment. In addition to these hits, Beaufoy worked extensively in independent British cinema on films like "Among Giants" (1998) and "Darkest Light" (1999). The success of "Monty" and especially "Slumdog" assured Beaufoy's status as one of the international scene's most promising screenwriters.

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  Darkest Light, The (1999) Director (Co-Director)
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  Yellow (1996) Director

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While at film school, produced the documentary "Release Me" (aired on BBC2)
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Filmed the documentary "Shattered Dream" about mountain climber Edwin Drummond
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Helmed the short film "The Frontier"; commisioned by Channel Four for the TV series "He Play, She Play"
1991:
Won Euston Films Best Script Award (sponsored by Fuji Film) for his first script "Cello"
1993:
Wrote the play "Saddam's Arms" about a boy's attempt to climb Victory Mountain in Baghdad
1996:
Co-directed and co-wrote the short film "Yellow"
1997:
First produced screenplay, "The Full Monty" about unemployed steelworkers who become male strippers for a night; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay
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Formed Footprint Films
1998:
Second produced screenplay, "Among Giants"
1999:
Feature directorial debut, "The Darkest Light"; co-directed with Bille Eltringham
2000:
Wrote and produced "Running Time"
2002:
Scripted the film "This Is Not a Love Song"
2003:
Produced "Japanese Story," starring Toni Collette
2004:
Wrote the screenplay for "Yasmin"
2008:
Penned the adaptation of the comedy "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day"
2008:
Adapted the screenplay for "Slumdog Millionaire," co-directed by Danny Boyle and Loveleen Tandan
2010:
Co-wrote the script for the romantic comedy "Leap Year"
2010:
With Danny Boyle, co-wrote "127 Hours" about Aron Ralston, the American mountain climber who was trapped by a boulder for nearly five days before amputating his own arm
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay ¿ Motion Picture ("127 Hours")
2012:
Penned screenplay for "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," based on the novel by Paul Torday
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