Beau Willimon is currently executive producer and show-runner of Netflix’s original series HOUSE OF CARDS starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.
His play FARRAGUT NORTH, became the basis for the motion picture screenplay THE IDES OF MARCH, which he co-wrote with George Clooney and Grant Heslov. The film earned Beau Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay, and it won The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Award for Best Screenplay.
FARRAGUT NORTH premiered in London at the Southwark Playhouse in September last year produced by Peter Huntley and starring Max Irons.
Other plays include BREATHING TIME, which premieres later this month at Teatro Iati in New York, LOWER NINTH, which premiered at the Flea Theater in New York and was produced in London as part of the Donmar Trafalgar season in 2010, and SPIRIT CONTROL, which premiered in November 2010 at Manhattan Theatre Club in New York.
Willimon was a recipient of the Lila Acheson Wallace-Juilliard Playwriting Fellowship and won the Seymour Brick Memorial Playwriting Prize. He was named 2008 Playwright-in-Residence at the Donmar Warehouse and he is a two-time winner of the Lincoln Center Le Comte du Nouy Award.
He co-founded Westward Productions, a film and television production company, with Jordan Tappis. Forthcoming projects include WALLY AND ANDRE SHOOT IBSEN, a film adaptation of Ibsen’s play MASTER BUILDER, developed by Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory and directed by Jonathan Demme. Westward is also developing two documentaries: ODYSSEY, about adventure traveller Karl Bushby’s quest to circumnavigate the globe on foot, and WESTERLY, about Westerly Windina, a transgender Australian woman formerly known as legendary pro-surfer Peter Drouyn.