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Iain Banks (I) (1954–2013)

Iain Banks was born on February 16, 1954 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. He was a writer, known for Complicity (2000), The Crow Road (1996) and University Challenge (1962). He was married to Adele Hartley and Annie Blackburn. He died on June 9, 2013 in Kirkcaldy, Fife. See full bio »

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 2000 Complicity (novel)
 1996 The Crow Road (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 4 episodes)
- Rory (1996) ... (novel)
- Fergus (1996) ... (novel)
- Kenneth (1996) ... (novel)
- Prentice (1996) ... (novel)
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 2011 The Gadget Show (TV Series)
- Episode #16.6 (2011) ... Himself
 2004-2007 Breakfast (TV Series)
- Episode dated 5 March 2007 (2007) ... Himself
- Episode dated 6 October 2004 (2004) ... Himself
 2006 The Martians and Us (TV Series documentary)
- Trouble in Paradise (2006) ... Himself (as Iain M Banks)
 2006 Mark Lawson Talks to... (TV Series)
- Iain Banks (2006) ... Himself
 2006 Mastermind (TV Series)
 2006 University Challenge (TV Series)
- News vs. Writers (2006) ... Himself
- Actors vs. Writers (2006) ... Himself
 2005 Derren Brown: Trick of the Mind (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #2.5 (2005) ... Himself
 2002 Question Time (TV Series)
- Episode dated 24 October 2002 (2002) ... Himself

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Other Works:

Author (as Iain M. Banks): "Against a Dark Background"

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Alternate Names:

Iain M. Banks | Iain M Banks

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He once owned an extensive car collection, including a 3.2 liter Porsche Boxster, a Porsche 911 Turbo, a 3.8 liter Jaguar Mark II, a 5 liter BMW M5 and a daily use diesel Land Rover Defender whose power he had boosted by about 50%. He sold all of them in February 2007 and exchanged Them for a Lexus Hybrid. See more »

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