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Irvine Welsh


Welsh's books have made him a cult figure within the writing world since the 1990s. Several of his books have become best sellers and all have a mixture of comedy, drama and hard-hitting issues...the best-known being Trainspotting (1996) which was made into a box-office smash worldwide at the movies in 1996. Of his other works, one other has been ... See full bio »
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Known For

Trainspotting
Trainspotting Writer
(1996)
Filth
Filth Writer
(2013)
T2 Trainspotting
(2017)
The Acid House
(1998)

Filmography

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 2017 T2 Trainspotting (novels)
 2013/I Filth (novel)
 2012 Rachael (Short)
 2011/II Ecstasy (based on a book by)
 2010 Counterplay (Short) (novel)
 2009 Good Arrows (written by)
 2007/I Nuts (Short)
 2007 Wedding Belles (TV Movie) (written by)
 2006 The South Bank Show (TV Series documentary) (novel - 1 episode)
- Irvine Welsh (2006) ... (novel)
 2005 Bad Blood (Short)
 2003 Dose (TV Short) (story)
 1999 Dockers (TV Movie)
 1998 The Acid House (screenplay) / (stories)
 1996 Trainspotting (novel)
Show Show Actor (7 credits)
Show Show Producer (6 credits)
Show Show Director (3 credits)
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Show Show Self (28 credits)

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Other Works:

Novel: "Crime" - Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London; Year: 2008; ISBN: 0224080539 See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

This very anachronistic sort of idea that a free press that's run by billionaire tycoons is somehow beneficial to a democracy in this country or any other country, it just seems to be this weird alternative dialogue that's been continually pushed out by the press. It just has no grounding or basis in real life. See more »

Trivia:

Welsh vowed that if any producer proved brave enough to take on the filming of Filth (2013), he would get a tattoo of the book's cover, a pig dressed like a cop. It took 15 years to get Filth made, and halfway through filming, Welsh proved true to his word and tattooed the pig on his arm. See more »

Trademark:

Unsympathetic characters See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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