Beau Willimon

Pack Beauregard Willimon (born October 26, 1977) is an American playwright and screenwriter.wikipedia
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He helped develop the American version of the series House of Cards and served as showrunner for the first four seasons.
House of Cards is an American political thriller web television series created by Beau Willimon.

The First (TV series)

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In 2018, Willimon created the drama series The First for Hulu, about a crew of astronauts & the first manned mission to Mars.
The First is a drama television series created by Beau Willimon and starring an ensemble cast including Sean Penn, Natascha McElhone, LisaGay Hamilton, Hannah Ware, Keiko Agena, Rey Lucas, James Ransone, Anna Jacoby-Heron, Brian Lee Franklin, Oded Fehr, Norbert Leo Butz, Annie Parisse, Melissa George, Jeannie Berlin, and Bill Camp.

Farragut North (play)

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At Juilliard, he wrote a play, Farragut North, that was inspired by his experience as press aide for Dean's 2004 campaign for President.
Farragut North is a 2008 play written by Beau Willimon, loosely based on former Governor Howard Dean's 2004 Democratic primary election campaign for U.S. President.

John Burroughs School

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Willimon attended John Burroughs School, where he took drama classes taught by Jon Hamm and graduated in 1995.

The Ides of March (2011 film)

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A film adaption of Farragut North, retitled The Ides of March, premiered in October 2011.
The Ides of March is a 2011 American political drama film directed by George Clooney from a screenplay written by Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Beau Willimon.

Chris Pine

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The production received a Los Angeles run the following summer, with Chris Pine in the starring role.
During the rest of the summer of 2009, he appeared in the Los Angeles production of the Beau Willimon play Farragut North.

Thomas Kail

Other plays include Lower Ninth, produced in 2007 by the SPF and The Flea Theater in 2008; Zusammenbruch, produced in 2008 at the American Airlines Theater and directed by Thomas Kail; Spirit Control, produced in 2010 by the Manhattan Theatre Club; The Parisian Woman, produced in 2013 by South Coast Repertory; and Breathing Time, produced in 2014 by Fault Line Theater.
In 2007, he directed Julia Jordan's A Bus Stop Play, and Beau Willimon's Zusammenbruch in 2008.

Columbia University School of the Arts

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He returned to New York to attend Columbia's School of the Arts.

John Gallagher Jr.

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In fall 2008, it premiered off Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company in a production starring John Gallagher Jr., Chris Noth, and Olivia Thirlby.
Gallagher starred in productions of the dramas, Port Authority, by Conor McPherson and Farragut North by Beau Willimon.

Summer Play Festival

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Other plays include Lower Ninth, produced in 2007 by the SPF and The Flea Theater in 2008; Zusammenbruch, produced in 2008 at the American Airlines Theater and directed by Thomas Kail; Spirit Control, produced in 2010 by the Manhattan Theatre Club; The Parisian Woman, produced in 2013 by South Coast Repertory; and Breathing Time, produced in 2014 by Fault Line Theater.
Artists included Ally Sheedy, Mary Beth Peil, Marin Hinkle, John Gould Rubin, Annie Parisse, Katherine Waterston, Stew, Annie Golden, Adam Gwon, Jeremy Schonfeld, Georgia Stitt, Sam Gold, Beau Willimon, Christopher Gattelli, Trip Cullman, Jordan Harrison, Chloe Moss, Evan Cabnet, Kristoffer Diaz, Adam Driver, J.T. Rogers, and Quiara Hudes.

Olivia Thirlby

In fall 2008, it premiered off Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company in a production starring John Gallagher Jr., Chris Noth, and Olivia Thirlby.
She made her stage debut in Farragut North, a play by Beau Willimon at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City.

Howard Dean

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In 1998, he worked as a volunteer and intern for the Senate campaign of Charles Schumer, which led to jobs with Hillary Clinton's 2000 Senate campaign, Bill Bradley's 2000 presidential campaign, and Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign.
The play was written by Beau Willimon, a staffer on the Dean campaign.

Ars Nova (theater)

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Willimon's work has also been developed and performed at MCC Theater, Ars Nova, HERE Arts Center, the Phoenix Theatre, the Actors Theater of Chicago, Battersea Arts Centre in London, Cherry Lane Theatre, and the South Coast Repertory.
Joshua Allen, Annie Baker, Rachel Bonds, Mike Batistick, Chad Beckim, Bekah Brunstetter, Sarah Burgess, Evan Cabnet, Jenny Connell, Kara Lee Corthron, Dylan Dawson, Kristoffer Diaz, Zayd Dohrn, Ron Fitzgerald, Liz Flahive, Sam Forman, Etan Frankel, Sarah Gancher, Nick Gandiello, Tasha Gordon-Solmon, Dipika Guha, Amy Herzog, Samuel D. Hunter, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Kyle Jarrow, Jake Jeppson, Nick Jones, Stephen Karam, Jon Kern, Josh Koenigsberg, Steven Levenson, Barry Levey, Matthew Lopez, Liz Meriwether, Carly Mensch, Molly Smith Metzler, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Michael Mitnick, Gregory Moss, Janine Nabers, Rachel Shukert, Mat Smart, Aurin Squire, Adam Szymkowicz, Kim Rosenstock, Sharyn Rothstein, Joe Tracz, Samuel Brett Williams, A. Zell Williams, Beau Willimon and Bess Wohl.

Mary Queen of Scots (2018 film)

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Mary Queen of Scots is a 2018 historical drama film directed by Josie Rourke and written by Beau Willimon, based on John Guy's biography Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart.

The Parisian Woman

The Parisian Woman is a 2013 play by Beau Willimon.

Howard Dean 2004 presidential campaign

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At Juilliard, he wrote a play, Farragut North, that was inspired by his experience as press aide for Dean's 2004 campaign for President.
The movie is based on a play of the same name, which is also the name of a Washington Metro station, by former Dean communications director Beau Willimon.

Chapter 1 (House of Cards)

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"Chapter 1" was written by series developer Beau Willimon and directed by executive producer David Fincher.

Frank Underwood (House of Cards)

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It was produced by Media Rights Capital, David Fincher, and Kevin Spacey, and for five seasons starred Spacey as ruthless politician Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his equally scheming wife Claire.
According to series producer Beau Willimon, the change in last name stemmed from the "Dickensian" feeling and "more legitimately American" sounding resonance of the name 'Underwood'.

Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay

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The film was nominated in 2012 for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and for four Golden Globe Awards, including Best Picture – Drama and Best Screenplay.

Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

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The film was nominated in 2012 for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and for four Golden Globe Awards, including Best Picture – Drama and Best Screenplay.

Claire Underwood

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It was produced by Media Rights Capital, David Fincher, and Kevin Spacey, and for five seasons starred Spacey as ruthless politician Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his equally scheming wife Claire.

Screenwriter

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Pack Beauregard Willimon (born October 26, 1977) is an American playwright and screenwriter.

Showrunner

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He helped develop the American version of the series House of Cards and served as showrunner for the first four seasons.

Hulu

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In 2018, Willimon created the drama series The First for Hulu, about a crew of astronauts & the first manned mission to Mars.

Alexandria, Virginia

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Beau Willimon was born in Alexandria, Virginia, to Nancy and Henry Pack Willimon.