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Simon Monjack

Simon Mark Monjack (9 March 1970 – 23 May 2010) was an English screenwriter, film director, film producer and make-up artist. He was the widower of American actress Brittany Murphy. Monjack was born to Jewish parents in Hillingdon, Greater London. He grew up in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire. He attended Juniper Hill School, Flackwell Heath, then Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe. When he was 15, his father, William (1949–1986), died of a brain tumour in Oxfordshire. His mother Linda (née Hall), a hypnotherapist, lives in Bourne End. Monjack directed, produced, and wrote the B-movie Two Days, Nine Lives in 2000. He received story credit for the 2006 biopic Factory Girl about Warhol actress/model Edie Sedgwick. Director George Hickenlooper contends that "Monjack had nothing to do with Factory Girl" and that "he filed a frivolous lawsuit against us [...] making bogus claims that we had stolen his script. He held us literally to hostage and we were forced to settle with him as he held our production over a barrel." Monjack denied these claims. In 2007, E! News reported that Monjack was slated to direct a film adaptation of D. M. Thomas's novel about Sigmund Freud, The White Hotel, with

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Simon Monjack -- The 911 Call

Simon Monjack -- The 911 Call

TMZ has obtained the 911 call made on the day Brittany Murphy's husband, Simon Monjack, was found dead in his home. The call was made by Brittany's mother, Sharon. She can be heard at one point… READ MORE >

Simon Monjack -- Possible OD

Simon Monjack -- Possible OD

Law enforcement sources tells TMZ there are signs Simon Monjack may have died from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.One well-placed source says, "There were a number of pill bottles on… READ MORE >

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Brittany Murphy's Husband Found Dead

Brittany Murphy's Husband Found Dead

Simon Monjack, widower of Brittany Murphy, was found dead late Sunday night at his home in the Hollywood Hills -- the same home where his wife Brittany Murphy collapsed and eventually died five… READ MORE >

- 1523 days ago

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