Simon Bent

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Simon Bent is a British screenwriter and playwright, notable for work including BBC TV drama Beau Brummell: This Charming Man (2006), the screenplay for the feature film Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry (2000), and the Joe Orton biographical play Prick Up Your Ears based on John Lahr's book.[1][2]

Theatrical productions[edit]

He wrote the theatre adaptation of A Prayer for Owen Meany (2002), staged at the Royal National Theatre and in America in Washington, Boston, Philadelphia.[citation needed] Elling (2007) opened at the Bush Theatre with John Simm and Jonathan Cecil[3] and transferred to the Trafalgar Studios; later it was produced in Australia and on Broadway.[citation needed] Prick Up Your Ears was produced in 2009 at the Comedy Theatre with Matt Lucas.[4][5]


Television & Film[edit]

  • "Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry" (2000)
  • "Beau Brummel:This Charming Man" (2006)
  • "The Yellow House" (2007)
  • "Sex, The City and Me"(2007)


He was nominated for the Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer at the 2003 BAFTA Awards, for Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry.[7]


  1. ^ Kellaway, Kate (4 October 2009). "Prick Up Your Ears (Review)". The Guardian (UK). 
  2. ^ Charlton, James Martin (10 November 2009). "British theatre is wrong about Joe Orton". The Guardian (UK). 
  3. ^ Gardner, Lyn (1 May 2007). "Elling (Review)". The Guardian (UK). 
  4. ^ Benedictus, Leo (5 October 2009). "What to say about ... Prick Up Your Ears". The Guardian (UK). 
  5. ^ Billington, Michael (1 October 2009). "Prick Up Your Ears". The Guardian (UK). 
  6. ^ Costa, Maddy (21 August 2002). "The Associate (Review)". The Guardian (UK). 
  7. ^ "BAFTA Nominations List". The Daily Mail (UK). Retrieved 11 July 2012. 

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