Co-Founder and Co-CEO
Simon co-founded The Ink Factory with his brother Stephen.
With The Ink Factory, Cornwell most recently executive produced The Ink Factory’s production of The Little Drummer Girl, directed by Park Chan-wook and starring Florence Pugh, Alexander Skarsgård, and Michael Shannon.Immediately prior to that, Cornwell produced Hotel Artemis, written and directed by Drew Pearce and starring Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, Dave Bautista, Jeff Goldblum and Sophia Boutella, which was released in 2018.
Cornwell was also an executive produced 2016’s award-winning mini-series The Night Manager, based on John le Carré’s best-selling novel. He produced Anton Corbijn’s 2014 feature film adaption of A Most Wanted Man, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, as well as Our Kind of Traitor, directed by Susanna White and starring Ewan McGregor, Damian Lewis, Stellan Skarsgård and Naomie Harris; and Netflix Original Message from the King, directed by Fabrice du Welz and starring Chadwick Boseman, Luke Evans, Teresa Palmer and Alfred Molina.
Looking forwards, Simonwill executive produce a series adaptation of The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, based on the best-selling novel of the same name.
Cornwell came to The Ink Factory from top European venture capital firm Amadeus Capital Partners, where he was a senior partner. Prior to that he was founder and CEO of a pioneering company in the field of interactive television. His early career included stints at Granada in the U.K., at the Boston Consulting Group in the U.S., and running refugee relief programs in Thailand.