Neil Gaiman


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Neil Gaiman is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre, and films. He is best known for the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. As a child and a teenager, Gaiman read the works of C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Lewis Carroll, Mary Shelley,... See full bio »

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Good Omens Writer
(2019-2022)
Stardust Writer
(2007)
Beowulf Writer
(2007)
Doctor Who Writer
(2011-2013)

Filmography

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  Black Hole (earlier screenplay) (pre-production)
 2023 Dead Boy Detectives (TV Series) (based on the characters created by) (filming)
  Anansi Boys (TV Mini Series) (based on the novel by - 6 episodes) (co-showrunner - 6 episodes) (post-production)
- Episode #1.6 ... (based on the novel by) / (co-showrunner)
- Episode #1.5 ... (based on the novel by) / (co-showrunner)
- Episode #1.4 ... (based on the novel by) / (co-showrunner)
- Episode #1.3 ... (based on the novel by) / (co-showrunner)
- Episode #1.2 ... (based on the novel by) / (co-showrunner)
  Good Omens (TV Series) (based on the book by - 11 episodes, 2019 - 2022) (written by - 11 episodes, 2019 - 2022) (created for television by - 5 episodes, 2019) (written for television by - 5 episodes, 2019)
- Episode #2.6 (2022) ... (based on the book by) / (written by)
- Episode #2.5 (2022) ... (based on the book by) / (written by)
- Episode #2.4 (2022) ... (based on the book by) / (written by)
- Episode #2.3 (2022) ... (based on the book by) / (written by)
- Episode #2.2 (2022) ... (based on the book by) / (written by)
  The Sandman (TV Series) (developed by - 10 episodes, 2022) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2022)
- Lost Hearts (2022) ... (creator)
- Collectors (2022) ... (creator)
- Playing House (2022) ... (creator)
- The Doll's House (2022) ... (creator)
- The Sound of Her Wings (2022) ... (creator)
  Lucifer (TV Series) (based on characters created by: for Vertigo - 36 episodes, 2017 - 2019) (based on the characters created by: for Vertigo - 31 episodes, 2016 - 2017) (based on characters created for DC by - 26 episodes, 2020 - 2021)
- Partners 'Til the End (2021) ... (based on characters created for DC by)
- Goodbye, Lucifer (2021) ... (based on characters created for DC by)
- My Best Fiend's Wedding (2021) ... (based on characters created for DC by)
- A Lot Dirtier Than That (2021) ... (based on characters created for DC by)
- The Murder of Lucifer Morningstar (2021) ... (based on characters created for DC by)
  American Gods (TV Series) (based on the novel by - 15 episodes, 2017 - 2019) (based upon the book by - 10 episodes, 2021) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2019) (based on the book by - 1 episode, 2017)
- Tears of the Wrath-Bearing Tree (2021) ... (based upon the book by)
- The Lake Effect (2021) ... (based upon the book by)
- The Rapture of Burning (2021) ... (based upon the book by)
- Fire and Ice (2021) ... (based upon the book by)
- Conscience of the King (2021) ... (based upon the book by)
  The Sandman (Podcast Series short) (DC publications written by - 20 episodes, 2020) (based on characters created by - 20 episodes, 2020)
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (2020) ... (DC publications written by) / (based on characters created by)
- Façade (2020) ... (DC publications written by) / (based on characters created by)
- A Dream of a Thousand Cats (2020) ... (DC publications written by) / (based on characters created by)
- Calliope (2020) ... (DC publications written by) / (based on characters created by)
- Lost Hearts (2020) ... (DC publications written by) / (based on characters created by)
 2020 Good Omens: Lockdown (Short) (based on characters created by) / (written by)
 2020 Rory's Story (Video short) (writer)
 2019 DC Showcase: Death (Short) (characters)
 2019 The Grave of St. Oran (Short) (poem)
 2017 How to Talk to Girls at Parties (based on the short story by)
 2016 Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories (TV Mini Series) (short story - 4 episodes)
- Closing Time (2016) ... (short story)
- Looking for the Girl (2016) ... (short story)
- Feeders and Eaters (2016) ... (short story)
- Foreign Parts (2016) ... (short story)
 2014 Marvel Knights: Eternals (TV Mini Series) (written by - 10 episodes)
- Journey's End (2014) ... (written by)
- Modified Rapture (2014) ... (written by)
- Gods, Heroes and Others (2014) ... (written by)
- Right to Life (2014) ... (written by)
- Revelations (2014) ... (written by)
 2013 A Dream of Flying (Short)
  Doctor Who (TV Series) (1 episode, 2013) (written by - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2013)
- Rain Gods (2013) ... (uncredited)
- Nightmare in Silver (2013) ... (written by)
- The Doctor's Wife (2011) ... (written by)
 2013 A Calendar of Tales: February Tale (Short) (written by)
 2013 A Calendar of Tales: October Tale (Short) (written by)
 2012 The Lingerer (Short) (based on a story by)
 2010 Nicholas Was (Short)
 2010 Romance Rytirske Doby (Short)
 2010 The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (segment "What the Oscars Would Mean to Me: Coraline")
 2009 10 Minute Tales (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Statuesque (2009) ... (written by)
 2009 Coraline (book)
 2009 Coraline (Video Game) (story)
 2008 Offres Spéciales (Short) (novel)
 2008 It Was a Dark and Silly Night (Short) (based on a story written by)
 2008 We Can Get Them for You Wholesale (Short) (short story)
 2007 Beowulf (screenplay)
 2007 Stardust (novel)
 2005 Mirrormask (story) / (teleplay)
 2004 We Can Get Them for You Wholesale (Short) (short story)
 2003 A Short Film About John Bolton (Short) (writer)
 2002 Signal to Noise (Short)
 2001 Neil Gaiman Live at the Aladdin (Video documentary) (poem) / (short stories Chivalry, Babycakes, Being An Experiment Upon Strictly Scientific Lines, Locks and Price)
 1998 Babylon 5 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Day of the Dead (1998) ... (writer)
 1997 Princess Mononoke (adapted by: English version)
  Neverwhere (TV Mini Series) (series deviser - 6 episodes, 1996) (written by - 6 episodes, 1996)
- As Above, So Below (1996) ... (series deviser) / (written by)
- Down Street (1996) ... (series deviser) / (written by)
- Blackfriars (1996) ... (series deviser) / (written by)
- Earl's Court to Islington (1996) ... (series deviser) / (written by)
- Knightsbridge (1996) ... (series deviser) / (written by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Short Story Collection, "Fragile Things," Published by HarperCollins Publishers, New York City, NY, Copyright 2006, ISBN0-06-051522-5. See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 12 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site | Twitter

Alternate Names:

Nails Ghoulman

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Spouse:

Amanda Palmer  (1 child) | See more »

Parents:

Gaiman, David Bernard | Sheila
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Personal Quote:

I could run down a list of my teachers for you when I was 9 or 10 by the physical punishments they liked inflicting on us. From the spotty young man, Mr. Cook, who made us - and we were wearing short trousers - stand in a desk while hitting the backs of our knees with a ruler, to the ones who would grab you [by the hair] and turn it , to the really kind of perverted ones who would go down for ... See more »

Trivia:

Ray Bradbury's short story Homecoming inspired Gaiman to become an author. See more »

Trademark:

Dresses only in black clothing See more »

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