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Simon Bent

About Simon Bent

Simon Bent is a British screenwriter and playwright, notable for work including BBC TV drama BEAU:BRUMMELL: THIS CHARMING MAN, the screenplay for the feature film CHRISTIE MALRY’S OWN DOUBLE-ENTRY, and the Joe Orton biographical play PRICK UP YOUR EARS based on John Lahr’s book. Simon was also writer in residence at both the University of Essex and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Many of his early plays, which he also appeared in, were toured extensively, including WIGAN KISS, BANJAXED, BOMBERS AND MASH, THE HOME FRONT and MOLL FLANDERS.

 

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Film

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • MRS M AND MRS F
    • BBC
    • SEX, THE CITY, AND ME
    • Blast/BBC
    • Starring Sarah Parrish/ Dir. Phillipa Lowthorpe
    • THE YELLOW HOUSE
    • Talkback Thames/ Channel 4 
    • Based on the book by Martin Gayford/ Starring John Simm /Dir. Chris Durlacher
    • BEAU BRUMMELL
    • Flashback Television/ BBC FictionLab & BBC4
    • Based on the book by Ian Kelly/ Starring James Purefoy/ Dir. Phillipa Lowthorpe
    • CHRISTIE MALRY'S OWN DOUBLE ENTRY 
    • Adapted from BS Johnson's novel/ Starring Nick Moran/ Dir. by Paul Tickell / BAFTA nominated for the screenplay

Theatre

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • THE MIGHTY WALZER
    • Royal Exchange Manchester
    • Adapted from Howard Jacobson's novel
    • ELLING
    • ATG
    • Adapted from the Norwegian stage and screenplay Broadway (Ethel Barrymore Theatre) starring Brendan Fraser First produced London (Trafalgar Studios/ Bush Theatre) starring John Simm
    • PRICK UP YOUR EARS
    • Sonia Freidman
    • Inspired by John Lahr's biography and the diaries of Joe Orton. London West End (The Comedy Theatre)
    • UNDER THE BLACK FLAG
    • The Globe Theatre
    • THE ESCAPOLOGIST
    • Suspect Culture & Theatre Royal Plymouth
    • THE ASSOCIATE
    • The National Theatre
    • A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY
    • The National Theatre & several US Productions
    • Adapted from John Irving's novel
    • ACCOMPLICES
    • Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
    • As part of the National Theatre Platform Season
    • SUGAR SUGAR
    • The Bush Theatre
    • SHELTER
    • The National Theatre
    • For the BT/National Connections Project
    • GOLDHAWK ROAD
    • The Bush Theatre
    • BAD COMPANY
    • The Bush Theatre
    • WASTED
    • The Old Red Lion