Margaret Atwood

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Margaret Atwood was born on November 18, 1939 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is a writer and producer, known for The Handmaid's Tale (2017), Alias Grace (2017) and MaddAddam. She was previously married to Graeme Gibson and Jim Polk. See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

Alias Grace Writer
MaddAddam Writer
Screen Two Writer


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 2017-2022 The Handmaid's Tale (TV Series) (based on the novel by - 34 episodes)
- Safe (2022) ... (based on the novel by)
- Allegiance (2022) ... (based on the novel by)
- Motherland (2022) ... (based on the novel by)
- No Man's Land (2022) ... (based on the novel by)
- Together (2022) ... (based on the novel by)
 2022 Muffins Mean Yes (Video short) (based on the novel by)
 2017 Alias Grace (TV Mini Series) (based on the novel by - 6 episodes)
- Part 6 (2017) ... (based on the novel by)
- Part 5 (2017) ... (based on the novel by)
- Part 4 (2017) ... (based on the novel by)
- Part 3 (2017) ... (based on the novel by)
- Part 2 (2017) ... (based on the novel by)
 2017 Wandering Wenda (TV Series) (book)
 2017 ROPEd (Short) (based on the poem "Half-hanged Mary" by)
 2016 Time Folds (Short) (writer)
 2012/I Payback (Documentary) (based on the book by: "Payback: Debt and The Shadow Side of Wealth")
 2007 The Robber Bride (TV Movie) (based on the novel by)
 2004 The Sin Eater (Short) (short story)
 1990 The Handmaid's Tale (novel)
 1987 Screen Two (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Heaven on Earth (1987) ... (writer)
 1981 Surfacing (novel: "Surfacing")
 1981 For the Record (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Snowbird (1981) ... (writer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage play: The Penelopiad - Playwright (based on her own novella) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 9 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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5' 4" (1.63 m)


Graeme Gibson  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »


Jess Atwood Gibson

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Nobody dies from lack of sex. It's lack of love we die from. See more »


She was awarded C.C. (Companion of the Order of Canada) on June 22, 1981 and invested on November 6, 1988 by the Canadian Governor General in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A poet, novelist and critic, she has long been a major cultural force in Canada and is now considered one of the country's most prominent and internationally-known literary figures. In addition to her writing, she has long been ... See more »

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