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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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Trainspotting Writer
Filth Writer
Crime Writer


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  American Tabloid (TV Series) (1 episode) (pre-production)
  Crime (TV Series) (based on a book by - 3 episodes, 2021) (created by - 3 episodes, 2021) (written by - 3 episodes, 2021)
- Episode #1.6 (2021) ... (based on a book by)
- Episode #1.5 (2021) ... (based on a book by)
- Episode #1.4 (2021) ... (based on a book by)
- Episode #1.3 (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #1.2 (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2018 I riassuntini (TV Series short) (based on the novel by - 2020)
 2017 T2 Trainspotting (based on the books Porno and Trainspotting by)
 2013/I Filth (based on the novel by)
 2012 Rachael (Short)
 2011/II Ecstasy (based on a book by)
 2010 Counterplay (TV Series short) (based on "The Shooter" by - 3 episodes)
- Counterplay: Part Two (2010) ... (based on "The Shooter" by)
- Counterplay: Part Three (2010) ... (based on "The Shooter" by)
- Counterplay: Part One (2010) ... (based on "The Shooter" by)
 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 Movie) (story)
 1999 Dockers (TV Movie) (written by)
 1998 The Acid House (screenplay) / (stories)
 1997 Primal Scream: Kowalski (Video short) (Writer)
 1996 Trainspotting (based on the novel by)
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Other Works:

Novel: "Marabou Stork Nightmares," 1996. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »


6' 2" (1.88 m)


Emma Currie | See more »

Did You Know?

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 »


Did not start writing until he was in his early thirties. See more »


First person narrative structure See more »

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