Mar 20, 2023
Lesley Paterson + Simon Marshall: Highlands to Hollywood via the Western Front | Performance People
Lesley Paterson + Dr Simon Marshall. Screenwriter + Psychologist. Husband + Wife.
Lesley Paterson is a 5 time triathlon World Champion, author, screenwriter and film producer. In 2006, Lesley bought the film rights to the World War 1 novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, wrote a screenplay and used her triathlon winnings to fund her dream of getting the film made. Four Oscars and seven BAFTAs later, this polymath from Stirling has Hollywood at her feet.
Joining Lesley is her husband, the performance psychologist and author, Dr Simon Marshall, who has worked with Formula One, Tour de France and special forces teams while excelling in academia.
As a professional partnership, Lesley and Simon co-wrote the best selling book, The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down, and they also run Braveheart Coaching, where Lesley looks after clients’ bodies and Simon their minds. Simon also assisted in adapting the screenplay for, All Quiet on the Western Front.
Together, they talk about sharing work-out programmes with Tom Cruise, their incredible journeys from athlete and psychologist to screenwriters and how creating a cage fighting alter ego was fundamental to Lesley’s success.
This four way conversation was recorded on 15th February 2023.
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