Simon Moore (writer)

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Simon Moore

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]

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).[citation needed] In 1996 he was awarded The Humanitas Prize for screenwriting.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Simon Moore". Fandango. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 

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