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Simon Lord

Writer, Producer

Great Britain , South East

Current Work Details

What I do





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Where I work

I run my own company or organisation

Technical Skills

Writing stuff down

Resources / Expertise

Fluent French, Professional experience in Proofreading, Story Development, Research, Coverage, Treatments, Sample Material


Paid Work or Collaboration


OFVM Oxford,
Screenwriting (UKFC Approved), NVQ equivalent

Screenwriting Short Course, -


Balliol College, Oxford,
English Language and Literature, 1st Class

Shooters Q&A

Films I wish I had made

Dr. Strangelove, Blue Velvet, Withnail, Four Rooms, Watership Down, I'm Not There, La Haine, Harvey, Max, Goodbye Lenin!, The Lives of Others, Il Divo, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Adaptation, Another Earth, Shame, Pierrot Le Fou, Amarcord

I left the cinema during

Bore Horse

Actors I admire

Ben Kingsley, Mark Rylance, Noah Wyle, Ed Harris, Cate Blanchett (sometimes), Ian McKellen, Jack Black, Jimmy Stewart

Writers I respect

Samuel Beckett, David Lynch ('this must be where pies go when they die'), Kaufman, Christopher Hampton, Abi Morgan, Jez Butterworth, Bruce Robinson

My desert island discs

Highway 61 Revisited, Songs of Leonard Cohen, I'm Wide Awake It's Morning, Boxer, Pinkerton, In Utero, Dark Side of the Moon, London Calling

Books I have given my friends

Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man, The Interpretation of Dreams, The Odyssey, The Prince, Tropic of Cancer, Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry, The Rum Diary, Poems of Prynne, House of Meetings, Works of S.T. Coleridge, The Qur'an

My death row meal

Magret de Canard in plum jus with parmesan hash-brown and steamed asparagus

The best thing I own

Apple Red Epiphone '76 Firebird

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