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Simon Curtis

Biography

Director most widely known for his 2011 film My Week with Marilyn. His many London stage directing credits consist of productions of the Lie of your brain, Dinner with Close friends, and Root base. He was an associate director on the Royal Courtroom Theater in London. He aimed a critically-acclaimed crisis for BBC known as A Short Stay static in Switzerland. He wedded celebrity Elizabeth McGovern in 1992. He and Elizabeth possess two daughters. His film My Week with Marilyn highlighted Michelle Williams as the fantastic Marilyn Monroe.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth March 11, 1960
Place Of Birth England
Profession Director
Nationality American
Spouse Elizabeth McGovern
Children Matilda Curtis, Grace Curtis
Awards The Emirates NBD People’s Choice Award
Nominations BAFTA Award for Best British Film, British Academy Television Award for Best Single Drama, British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Serial, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Program, Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer of the Year in Theatre, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best First Film
Movies My Week with Marilyn, Woman in Gold, Goodbye Christopher Robin, A Short Stay in Switzerland, Man and Boy, My Summer with Des, The Student Prince, The Colour of Justice, Born in the USA, A Doll's House, Company, Freezing, Six Characters in Search of an Author
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#Fact
1Met wife-to-be Elizabeth McGovern on Performance: Tales from Hollywood (1992), an episode of the popular BBC TV series in which she was acting and he producing.
2Living in England with his wife, Elizabeth McGovern, and their two children. [April 2006]
3Has directed 2 actors to Oscar nominations: Michelle Williams (Best Actress, My Week with Marilyn (2011)), and Kenneth Branagh (Best Supporting Actor, My Week with Marilyn (2011)).
4Has two daughters with his wife, Elizabeth McGovern.


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Indian Summers2015-2016TV Mini-Series executive producer - 17 episodes
Woman in Gold2015executive producer
Threesome2011-2012TV Series executive producer - 14 episodes
Friend Request Pending2012Short executive producer
My Week with Marilyn2011executive producer
Freezing2008-2009TV Series producer - 3 episodes
Hunter2009TV Mini-Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Christmas at the Riviera2007TV Movie executive producer
Five Days2007TV Mini-Series executive producer - 3 episodes
The Virgin Queen2006TV Mini-Series executive producer - 4 episodes
Pride2004TV Movie executive producer
Justifying War: Scenes from the Hutton Enquiry2004TV Movie executive producer
Carrie's War2004TV Movie executive producer
Copenhagen2002TV Movie executive producer
The Colour of Justice1999TV Movie producer
Shooting the Past1999TV Movie executive producer
The American1998TV Movie executive producer
The Tribe1998executive producer
PerformanceTV Series producer - 19 episodes, 1991 - 1995 executive producer - 5 episodes, 1992 - 1998
Spoonface Steinberg1998TV Movie executive producer
Macbeth on the Estate1997TV Movie executive producer
Mrs Dalloway1997executive producer
The Designated Mourner1997executive producer
My Night with Reg1997executive producer
Company1996TV Movie producer
Broken Glass1996TV Movie executive producer
Twelfth Night or What You Will1996executive producer: BBC Films
Killing Me Softly1995TV Movie executive producer
Screen Two1995TV Series producer - 1 episode
A Summer Day's Dream1994TV Movie producer
StagesTV Series producer - 1 episode, 1994 executive producer - 1 episode, 1994
Great Performances1993TV Series producer - 1 episode
Edward II1991executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled A.A. Milne Project2017post-production
Woman in Gold2015
Black Box2014TV Series 2 episodes
My Week with Marilyn2011
Freezing2008-2009TV Series 3 episodes
Cranford2007-2009TV Series 7 episodes
A Short Stay in Switzerland2009TV Movie
Born in the USA2007TV Movie
Five Days2007TV Mini-Series
The Amazing Mrs Pritchard2006TV Series 2 episodes
Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky2005TV Mini-Series 3 episodes
The Practice2003TV Series 1 episode
Man and Boy2002TV Movie
The Sins2000TV Mini-Series 1 episode
David Copperfield1999TV Mini-Series 2 episodes
My Summer with Des1998TV Movie
The Prince of Hearts1997TV Movie
Tracey Takes On...1996TV Series 4 episodes
Great Performances1994TV Series 1 episode
Performance1991-1993TV Series 4 episodes
Screenplay1992TV Series 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Made in Hollywood2011TV Series

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Heart of Me2002thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of Woman in Gold2015Video documentary shortHimself - Director
Charlie Rose2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
My Week with Marilyn: The Untold Story of an American Icon2011Video documentary shortHimself - Director
Cranford in Detail2009Video documentary shortHimself - Director
Five Days: Making Five Days2007Video documentary shortHimself - Exec. Producer / Director: Episodes 4 & 5
The Making of Cranford2007Video documentary shortHimself - Director
Breakfast2005TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008Banff Rockie AwardBanff Television FestivalBest Mini-SeriesCranford (2007)· Heidi Thomas
· Sue Birtwistle

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Cinema for Peace AwardCinema for Peace AwardsMost Valuable Movie of the YearWoman in Gold (2015)
2012Alexander Korda Award for Best British FilmBAFTA AwardsMy Week with Marilyn (2011)· David Parfitt
· Harvey Weinstein
· Adrian Hodges
2012OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest First FeatureMy Week with Marilyn (2011)
2011CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising FilmmakerMy Week with Marilyn (2011)
2010BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Single DramaA Short Stay in Switzerland (2009)· Ruth Caleb
· Frank McGuinness (writer)
· Liz Trubridge
2010Banff Rockie AwardBanff Television FestivalBest Made-for-TV MovieA Short Stay in Switzerland (2009)· Ruth Caleb
· Liz Trubridge
· Frank McGuinness
2010Broadcasting Press Guild AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsBest Single DramaA Short Stay in Switzerland (2009)· Frank McGuinness
· Ruth Caleb
· Liz Trubridge
2010OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Direction of a Motion Picture or MiniseriesCranford (2007)
2008BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Drama SerialCranford (2007)· Sue Birtwistle
· Heidi Thomas
2008BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Drama SerialFive Days (2007)· Paul Rutman
· Otto Bathurst
· Gwyneth Hughes
2008Banff Rockie AwardBanff Television FestivalBest Mini-SeriesFive Days (2007)· Gwyneth Hughes
· Otto Bathurst
· Paul Rutman
2008Broadcasting Press Guild AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsBest Drama SeriesFive Days (2007)· Otto Bathurst
· Paul Rutman
· Gwyneth Hughes
2006Banff Rockie AwardBanff Television FestivalBest Mini-SeriesTwenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky (2005)· Kevin Elyot
· Kate Harwood
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's ProgramPride (2004)· Delia Fine (executive producer)
· Laura Mackie (executive producer)
· Emilio Nunez (supervising producer)
· Christopher Hall (produced by)
· John Downer (produced by)
1993BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Single DramaA Doll's House (1992)· David Thacker
· Joan Tindale
1992BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Single DramaThe Trials of Oz (1991)· Geoffrey Robertson
· Sheree Folkson

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest First FilmMy Week with Marilyn (2011)


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