Neil Simon

Born Marvin Neil Simon in The Bronx on Independence Day 1927, he began his writing career in his early twenties working in radio and TV. Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Woody Allen were all cutting their comedic teeth on this new medium and Simon knew he was among talent. In the '60s Simon brought his unique brand of humour to the New York theatre scene, having early success with his second play, 'Barefoot in the Park'. Arguably the world's most successful contemporary playwright many of his plays have been transferred to the silver screen, often adapted by himself, and he has also written original screenplays and adapted the work of others. "If no one ever took risks, Michaelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor." - Neil Simon

The Odd Couple (1967)

Director: Gene Saks
Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, John Fiedler

Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau are two divorced buddies who decide to be roommates in this classic film adaptation of the Neil Simon smash hit play. Read more

The Odd Couple II (1997)

Director: Howard Deutch
Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Christine Baranski

Neil Simon wrote this sequel reuniting Felix and Oscar (Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau) after 17 years, when their children announce their impending m... Read more

The Out Of Towners (1969)

Director: Arthur Hiller
Starring: Jack Lemmon, Sandy Dennis

Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis are perfectly matched as the hapless Kellermans of Twin Oaks, Ohio, in Neil Simon's tumultuous comedy hit. The top candid... Read more