Simon West ( born 1961 in Letchworth, England ) is a British film director.
His career began at the BBC in West London. Later he directed for numerous companies such as Budweiser commercials, some of which have won awards. In the late 1980s emigrated West in the United States, where he continued working as an advertising director. Finally, in 1997 West made his debut as a film director with the action thriller Con Air His most famous film is probably the computer game adaptation Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001.