Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is a British writer with endless affinity for the fantastical. Best known for his novels, children's books, comic books and graphic novels, Gaiman has also been involved in film and television. After a ... Read more »
Born: 11/10/1960 in Portchester, HampshireUK

Filmography

Writer (13)

Doctor Who 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)

Writer

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Writer

Coraline 2009 (Movie)

(From novel: "Coraline") (Source Material)

Beowulf 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Stardust 2007 (Movie)

(from novel: "Stardust") (Source Material)

Mirrormask 2005 (Movie)

Story (Story By)

Mirrormask 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Babylon 5 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Writer

Princess Mononoke 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Stardust 1975 (Movie)

(Novel: STARDUST) (Source Material)

Stardust 1975 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Writer)

Neverwhere (TV Show)

Screenplay

The Graveyard Book (Movie)

(Book Author)
Actor (10)

Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Real History of Science Fiction 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Wait Wait Don't Tell Me 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The People vs. George Lucas 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Dreams With Sharp Teeth 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Scream 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Masters of Fantasy: Clive Barker 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (4)

Beowulf 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Stardust 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

American Gods (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Graveyard Book (Movie)

(Producer)
Music (2)

Beowulf 2007 (Movie)

("Olaf Drinking Song") (Song)

Princess Mononoke 1999 (Movie)

song adaptation(from original Japanese language) "Princess Mononoke Theme Song (Mononoke Hime)" "Tatara Women's Song) (Song)

Biography

Neil Gaiman is a British writer with endless affinity for the fantastical. Best known for his novels, children's books, comic books and graphic novels, Gaiman has also been involved in film and television. After a bookish youth, he eventually began writing comic books, albeit ones not intended for a younger audience. During the late 1980s, he was invited to reinvent the character of the Sandman for DC Comics, coming up with radically different interpretation in the enigmatic figure of Morpheus. By the early '90s, The Sandman (DC/Vertigo, 1989-1996) had a devoted following and was part of a movement towards edgier, darker comic books. In 1990, Gaiman, in collaboration with Terry Pratchett, unveiled the humorously apocalyptic novel Good Omens, and he later made the leap to screenwriter with the BBC fantasy series "Neverwhere" (1996), also released as a novel. Going on to add children's books and films to his resume, these two overlapped most successfully with Coraline (2002), a creepy tale about a curious girl that was made into a hit 2009 stop-motion-animated movie by Henry Selick of "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (1993) fame. With a fan base that has grown exponentially over the years, Gaiman is one of the world's finest fabulists.

EDUCATION

Ardingly College

1970 - 1974

Bonus Trivia

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First issue of The Sandman debuted

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First novel, Good Omens, co-written with Terry Pratchett

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Created the BBC series "Neverwhere" as well as its novelization

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Stardust published

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Debut of the mythological novel American Gods

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Collaborated with Dave McKean on the fantasy film "MirrorMask"

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Released the novel Anansi Boys

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Debut of the "Stardust" movie

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Co-wrote the CGI-animated movie "Beowulf"

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Published The Graveyard Book

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Henry Selick's stop-motion version of Coraline released

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Wrote an episode of "Doctor Who"

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Returned to script another "Doctor Who" episode

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Published The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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