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Philip Ridley

Philip was born in the East End of London where he still lives and works. He studied painting at St Martin's School of Art and has exhibited widely throughout Europe. As a novelist his credits include Crocodilia (1988), In The Eyes Of Mr. Fury (Penguin, 1989), Flamingoes In Orbit (Hamish Hamilton, 1990) and three novels for children; Mercedes Ice ... See full bio »
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Heartless Writer
The Reflecting Skin
The Krays
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 2009/I Heartless (written by)
 2006 Vincent River (TV Movie)
 1990 The Reflecting Skin (written by)
 1990 The Krays (written by)
 1988 The Universe of Dermot Finn (Short) (writer)
 1987 Visiting Mr. Beak (Short) (written by)
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 2009/I Heartless (lyrics: "This Is the World We Live In", "What Skin Is All About", "The Other Me", "Beautiful", "Heartless", "Lie to Me", "It Must Be Somewhere", "The Darker It Gets", "Phoenix in Dynamite Sky", "In You Are All the Stories")
 1995 The Passion of Darkly Noon (writer: "Who Will Love Me Now?", "Look What You've Done (To My Skin)")

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His play, "Ghost from a Perfect Place," was performed at the Hampstead Theatre in London, England with John Wood and Bridge Turner in the cast. See more »

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[his favourite memory] Sitting on a train and realizing the person opposite was reading one of my books. They were smiling and looked so engrossed. I went through my own stop just to continue watching them.


Worked as a DJ in a nightclub while attending college. He also worked in a pie and mash shop in the East End of London, a betting office and a chip shop. See more »

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