Simon Moore is a British screenplay writer. He wrote the Emmy Award-winning Traffik TV miniseries, which was the basis for the Oscar-winning adaptation written for Traffic which grossed over $400m worldwide and won four Oscars. He is also the writer and director of the noir thriller Under Suspicion (1991), starring Liam Neeson, and the fantasy mini series The 10th Kingdom (2000).
Moore wrote the cult western The Quick and the Dead, featuring a cast of Sharon Stone, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gene Hackman, and Russell Crowe. His extensive TV work includes renowned miniseries such as: Dinotopia, The 10th Kingdom, and Gulliver's Travels, which won five 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 premiere of Stephen King’s Misery in London’s West End, and his comedy Up On The Roof was nominated for three Olivier Awards, including Best Musical.