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Simon West was born in 1961 in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, England. He is a producer and director, known for Con Air (1997), The Expendables 2 (2012) and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001). See full bio »

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 2015 Billy the Kid (Short) (executive producer) (completed)
 2016 The Saint (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2011 The Cape (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2010 Human Target (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2009 Revolution (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2008 Purple Mountain (producer)
 2007 The Man (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2006 Under Pressure (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2005 Close to Home (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2003-2004 Keen Eddie (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité (2004) ... (executive producer)
- Keeping Up Appearances (2004) ... (executive producer)
- Citizen Cecil (2004) ... (executive producer)
- Inciting Incident (2004) ... (executive producer)
 2004 Harry Green and Eugene (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2001 Black Hawk Down (executive producer)
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Show Show Self (7 credits)
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Other Works:

Directed Rick Astley video "Never gonna give you up". (1987) See more »

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Personal Quote:

Making a film is like trying to pass a handful of water between a thousand people. By the time the last person receives it you are lucky if there is still one drop left of the original idea.


Before Simon West started his feature film directorial career with Con Air (1997), he directed TV commercials, such as the Budweiser advert with the dancing ants. See more »

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