Pete Simpson bio

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                   Scenic route...
                                          Born Sheffield, Yorkshire into a family of women. A childhood affinity for pretend, writing,
                                         
art, spoof inspired storytelling. Yet a diverse career beckoned in Laguna Beach California.

                   Adventure...
                                          With love Vanessa & newly minted PhD we took off for art colony Laguna, making
                                          it our home - raising 2 sons. US executive travel led to founding businesses & writing
                                          best-selling business books (credits), with novels as weekend projects (earlier writing).


                   Flash forward to 5 years ago...
                                          When the scriptwriting bug bit... 4 feature films, 2 TV pilots, 4 stage plays, were created -
                                          plus novel. Movies/Plays I'd pay to see, hopefully resonating with mainstream.  A 3rd
                                          thriller Stealth War is in final development. High-stakes US high concept movie.

                   Credits - commissioned & spec...
                                          Wedding Diary Publisher-commissioned screenplay adaptation.
                                          Utter Madness Semi-finalist Hollywood Filmmakers Int. competition - (titled Lioness).
                                          Everyone loves Lennie Rehearsed reading at Actors & Writers London
                                          Dancing in Santa Fé Rehearsed reading at Cygnet Theatre Exeter
                                          Girls without Parachutes Published novel.

                   Voices (US & UK)...
                                          Thrillers - heroes with painful truths, who muster the guts to defeat their hurt & villains.
                                          Comedies - unlikely heroes trapped in the farcical side of life.
                                          Often self-defined women leads.

                    Personal...
                                          T.S. Eliot poem... East Coker. V.
                                          We now split our lives between Orange County, CA & Britain.  Member of  Actors & Writers London.

                   Favourite comedies...
                                          Seinfeld - especially The Soup Nazi episode written by Spike Feresten.
                                          Fawlty Towers - especially Basil the Rat episode written by John Cleese & Connie Booth.