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Neil Cross

Writer

Neil Cross is a British novelist and screenwriter best known as the creator of the multi-award winning international hit BBC crime series Luther, starring Idris Elba, and the international hit horror movie Mama.

Neil was born in Bristol in 1969. He lived in Edinburgh, Brighton, Leeds and London before settling down. He is the author of several novels including Always the Sun, Burial and Captured, and his bestselling memoir Heartland was shortlisted for the PEN/Ackerley Prize in 2006. He was lead scriptwriter for the acclaimed series 6 and series 7 of the BBC spy drama series Spooks. He is the creator and sole writer of Luther, for which he has twice been nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing and which screens in more than 160 territories worldwide.

He continues to write for the screen in Britain and the United States. Recent projects include a third series of Luther, two episodes of Doctor WhoCrossbones, an action adventure-series for NBC starring John Malkovich, and a number of yet-to-be announced feature projects. Neil was included in Variety magazine’s prestigious list of “10 Screenwriters to Watch” for 2011.

While working in England and Los Angeles, he continues to live Wellington, New Zealand with his wife and two sons.

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2017
Production (role):
HARD SUN
Company:
Euston Films / BBC 1
Project details:
6 x 60' Original drama series
Date: 2016
Production (role):
LUTHER (US)
Company:
BBC Worldwide / 20th Century Fox
Project details:
TV Movie
Date: 2010-15
Production (role):
LUTHER (Creator)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
4 Seasons
Date: 2014
Production (role):
CROSSBONES
Company:
Universal Television
Project details:
Original series starring John Malkovich
Date: 2013
Production (role):
DOCTOR WHO
Company:
BBC Drama
Project details:
Various Episodes
Date: 2010
Production (role):
WHISTLE AND I'LL COME TO YOU
Company:
BBC Drama
Project details:
TV Movie based on the short story by M R James
Date: 2006-08
Production (role):
SPOOKS
Company:
BBC Drama
Project details:
Lead Writer for seasons 6 & 7
Date: 2008
Production (role):
THE FIXER (Creator)
Company:
ITV / Kudos
FEATURE FILM
Date: 2013
Production (role):
MAMA
Company:
Universal Pictures / DE Milo / Toma 78
Project details:
Screenplay

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): HARD SUN
    Company: Euston Films / BBC 1
    Project details: 6 x 60' Original drama series
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): LUTHER (US)
    Company: BBC Worldwide / 20th Century Fox
    Project details: TV Movie
  • Date: 2010-15
    Production (role): LUTHER (Creator)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: 4 Seasons
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): CROSSBONES
    Company: Universal Television
    Project details: Original series starring John Malkovich
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): DOCTOR WHO
    Company: BBC Drama
    Project details: Various Episodes
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): WHISTLE AND I'LL COME TO YOU
    Company: BBC Drama
    Project details: TV Movie based on the short story by M R James
  • Date: 2006-08
    Production (role): SPOOKS
    Company: BBC Drama
    Project details: Lead Writer for seasons 6 & 7
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): THE FIXER (Creator)
    Company: ITV / Kudos
    Project details:
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): MAMA
    Company: Universal Pictures / DE Milo / Toma 78
    Project details: Screenplay