Simon Moore (writer)

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Simon Moore is a British screenplay writer. He wrote Traffik miniseries, which was the basis for the Oscar-winning adaptation written for Traffic. He is also the writer and director of the 1991 film Under Suspicion and the fantasy mini series The 10th Kingdom (2000).[1]

For the last five years, Moore has been working on This is The Frequency of LA, a secret drama and musical project that breaks all the rules. This is The Frequency of LA celebrates the electric diversity and vibrancy of Southern California as singers, rappers, actors, producers, writers and directors talk frankly about their lives, the mistakes they’ve made, and the insights they’ve learnt as a result. Through music, words and images, we celebrate life in a comedy about Enlightenment. This is The Frequency offers life lessons to help you overcome the obstacles you face in becoming the person you really want to be. Moore is a multi-award-winning writer and director working in theatre, film and television. He lives in Los Angeles and London.

He directed Liam Neeson in his Noir thriller Under Suspicion and wrote the cult western The Quick and The Dead, featuring a stellar cast of Sharon Stone, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gene Hackman and Russell Crowe. He wrote the Emmy Award-winning TV series Traffik, later adapted into a film which grossed over $400m worldwide and won four Oscars. His extensive TV work includes some of the biggest miniseries ever - Dinotopia, The Tenth Kingdom and Gulliver's Travels (winner of 5 primetime Emmys, including Outstanding Miniseries and Outstanding Writing). In 1996 he was awarded The Humanitas Prize for screenwriting. He adapted and directed the stage world premier of Stephen King’s Misery in London’s West End, and his comedy Up On the Roof was nominated for 3 Olivier Awards, including Best Musical. His plays are performed throughout the world.


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