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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
(1996)
(2017)
Filth Writer
(2013)
(1998)

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 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 (Short) (novel)
 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 Short) (story)
 1999 Dockers (TV Movie)
 1998 The Acid House (screenplay) / (stories)
 1996 Trainspotting (based on the novel by)
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Other Works:

Novel: "Crime" - Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London; Year: 2008; ISBN: 0224080539 See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his character Freddy Royle] I had nothing to do with the hospital services, or NHS trusts, or the BBC. So how come I knew this rumour about Jimmy Savile, this eccentric British institution? There must have been so much stuff on the grapevine. But there was a whole culture then of not addressing these issues. See more »

Trivia:

Has an MBA and is a marathon runner. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently writes characters with addiction problems See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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