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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 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 »

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6 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »


6' 2" (1.88 m)


Emma Currie | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[2016 interview, on T2 Trainspotting (2017)] It might not be as well received because it doesn't have the shock of the new, but I have absolutely no doubt that it will be a better movie. Everything's just better now. See more »


Some of his books have been banned in several countries, notably Russia and Greece, and Senator Bob Dole criticized Trainspotting during his vice-presidential campaign. Police in York and Southampton, England, raided High Street bookstores to remove giant posters advertising copies of Filth, featuring the pig's head, which were deemed offensive by police officials. See more »


Rarely uses speech marks in his novels See more »

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