Born: January 01, 1961
Date of Birth: 1961
The great-grandson of celebrated author H.G. Wells, who penned such classics as The Time Machine, The Island of Dr. Moreau and The War of the Worlds, Simon hails from Cambridge, England, where his parents taught at the prestigious university.
Wells attended Leicester Polytechnic where he studied audio-visual design.
Following school, he worked for British animator Richard Williams, and worked on a number of different animated commercials.
In the '90s, Wells turned to directing and made his debut with the sequel to An American Tail. Although not as popular as the first film, the sequel did well enough to garner some notice, and future work.
For the start of this millennium, Wells decided to tackle his first live-action film, and chose none other than his own great-grandfather's The Time Machine (2002).