Alex Garland Poster


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Overview (2)

Born in London, England, UK
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Alex Garland is an English novelist, screenwriter, film producer and director. He is best known for the films Ex Machina (2015) and Annihilation (2018).

Garland's others works as a writer includes The Beach (2000), 28 Days Later (2002), Sunshine (2007), Never Let Me Go (2011) and Dredd (2012).

He is also the co-writer on the video game Enslaved: Odyssey to the West.

In 2015, Garland made his directorial debut with Ex Machina and was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Writing, Original Screenplay category.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Pedro Borges

Family (3)

Spouse Paloma Baeza (? - present)  (2 children)
Children Milo Garland
Eva Garland
Parents Nicholas Garland
Caroline Medawar Garland

Trade Mark (1)

Often works with Sonoya Mizuno.

Trivia (7)

Loves writing about Manila, Philippines where he lived for many months as a teenager.
Member of the 'Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' (AMPAS) since 2016.
According to Karl Urban, besides writing the script, he was the one who effectively directed Dredd (2012) and not credited director Pete Travis, who was ultimately sidelined.
His biggest Si-Fi influences are Alien (1979), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), the British anthology comic series 2000 A.D. and the work of author J.G Ballard.
Cillian Murphy has starred in two films he's written.
His favourite films include Come and See (1985), Spirited Away (2001), Walkabout (1971), Parasite (2019) and The Lighthouse (2019).

Personal Quotes (5)

It slightly depends on your perspective, sort of how you look at these things, but when I sit down to write a script, I'm not planning to write a script; I'm planning to make a film, and so I only see the script as being just a step there.
I've written original material before, where I've come up with the idea and the characters myself, and that's definitely very different to working with someone else's characters and stories.
I've never been to Comic-Con, but I'm certainly aware from this side of the Atlantic that it's a very important part of film marketing now, even when the films are not directly linked to a comic.
When I see 'Sunshine,' I see a film that part of me is kind of very proud of and another part of me is very sad about, so it's a really complicated film for me. And I've never been really able to resolve all that in myself.
I think everything I write is from an atheist perspective. I mean, it's partly from an atheist perspective because I'm an atheist, and I'm just not really interested in religious-based questions.

Salary (1)

Halo $1,000,000

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