Guy de Beaujeu is the lead producer on RC Sherriff's unforgettable war drama Journey's End, recently released through Lionsgate in the UK and Good Deed in the USA. The film is directed by Saul Dibb and stars Sam Claflin and Paul Bettany. He is producing Fluidity Film’s modern adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula due to shoot in mid 2019, as well as Jane Austen adaptation Sanditon, due to shoot in autumn 2019.
He is in development on Eva Ibbotson's wonderful YA novel Journey to the River Sea and is writing the script for a true WW2 POW escape drama Dangerous Days. He is also co-producing The Laureate for Deya Productions - a biopic of WW1 war poet and author Robert Graves, slated for production in early summer 2019.
Guy produced Michael Morpurgo's Private Peaceful; based on his seminal and award-winning novel. It was directed by veteran Pat O’Connor and starred the late Richard Griffiths (in his last film), Frances de la Tour, Maxine Peake, Jack O’Connell & George Mackay. Guy was responsible for raising the finance and creating an EIS to fund the project. The film was released in the UK in autumn 2012.
Other projects include Helen Dunmore's Zennor in Darkness and Kid Carney (working title) with Saul Dibb attached to direct - the true story of American STASI spy Jeff Carney.
He has written and produced independent features and documentaries as well as TV. He co-wrote and co-produced comedy feature doc What You Will, released through Soda Pictures.
Simon Reade is the screenwriter and producer of RC Sherriff's Journey's End (director Saul Dibb) and Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful (starring Jack O’Conner and George MacKay). He also directed Fluidity Film’s comedy drama documentary What You Will.
Recent screenplays include an adaptation of Jane Austen's Sanditon, which he will also produce in summer 2019 and Eva Ibbotson's Journey to the River Sea. Other completed screenplays include Christopher Isherwood's Prater Violet, Helen Dunmore's Zennor in Darkness and Geraldine McCaughrean's The Middle of Nowhere.
He has wide experience as a producer, writer and director working in film, theatre and TV. He was Literary Manager at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Drama Development Executive at Tiger Aspect Productions, a script editor at BBC TV, and Artistic Director of Bristol Old Vic.
Theatre adaptations include Penelope Lively's Moon Tiger, A Room With A View (director Adrian Noble), Pride & Prejudice which was revived simultaneously at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and The Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis as the 200th anniversary production, Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children and Ted Hughes's Tales from Ovid (both RSC, with Tim Supple), and an extensive range of award-winning family adaptations including Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Philip Pullman's The Scarecrow & His Servant and Geraldine McCaughrean's Not the End of the World. With Paul Greengrass he wrote and directed Epitaph for the Official Secrets Act (RSC).
His close collaborations with Michael Morpurgo for over a decade include Twist of Gold, The Mozart Question, Toro! Toro! and Private Peaceful which has toured across the world since 2004 and will be revived in Ireland 2017 and tour throughout the UK in 2018. An Elephant in the Garden is his latest stage adaptation with Michael currently on tour in the UK (starring Alison Reid). In 2016 he directed a ground-breaking production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in Arabic and Kurdish, which toured Kurdistan, Iraq.
Simon’s agent is Marc Berlin at Berlin Associates