Simon Beaufoy (born 1967) is a British screenwriter. Born in Keighley, West Riding of Yorkshire, he was educated at Malsis School in Cross Hills, Ermysted's Grammar School and Sedbergh School, he read English at St Peter's College, Oxford and graduated from Arts University Bournemouth. In 1997 he earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay for The Full Monty. He went on to win the 2009 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Slumdog Millionaire as well as winning a Golden Globe and a BAFTA award.

Beaufoy has recently completed adaptations of The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday, and a new adaptation of The Full Monty as a stage play.

In March 2014 Spanner Films announced that Beaufoy will be one of the writers for "Undercovers", a television drama series about the undercover police officers who spied on activists, and the women who unknowingly had longterm relationships and even children with the spies.


  • Yellow (1996)
  • The Full Monty (1997)
  • Among Giants (1998)
  • Closer (1998)
  • The Darkest Light (1999)
  • This Is Not a Love Song (2001)
  • Blow Dry (2001)
  • Yasmin (2004)
  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)
  • Burn Up (2008) (miniseries)
  • Slumdog Millionaire (2008) (won a Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay, an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and a BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay)
  • 127 Hours (2010)
  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
  • Everest (2015)


External links

  • Simon Beaufoy at the Internet Movie Database
  • Slumdog Millionaire

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