- Gary Russell
Gary Russell (born
18 September 1963) is a freelance writerand former child actor. As a writer, he is best known for his work in connection with the television series " Doctor Who" and its spin-offs in other media.
Russell was born in
Maidenhead, Berkshire, England, UK and currently divides his time between his home in Brockley, South East London, and Cardiff Bay. His on-screen acting career ranged from leading roles in the BBC's adaptation of E. Nesbit's novel " The Phoenix and the Carpet" and ITV's adaptations of Enid Blyton's Famous Five novels (as Dick) to a very minor walk-on part in the James Bondmovie " Octopussy". He has also appeared on stage.He was editor of " Doctor Who Magazine" between 1992 and 1995. He was the producer for the "Doctor Who" licensed audio drama tie-ins at Big Finish Productionsfrom its inception in 1998 until July 2006, when he stepped down [cite web
title=All Change at Big Finish
9 July 2006] to work for BBC Waleson "Doctor Who" and " Torchwood". [cite journal
2006-09-13 cover date
title = Bride On Time!
Doctor Who Magazine
issue = 373 ] He has written a number of "Doctor Who" spin-off novels and in 2000 co-wrote with executive producer
Philip Segalthe book "Doctor Who: Regeneration" (HarperCollins, ISBN 0-00-710591-6), the making-of book of the 1996 "Doctor Who" television movie, as well as the TV movie's novelisation in 1996.
He wrote "The Art of
The Lord of the Rings", which was also published as three separate books (one for each film), and contributed to " Gollum: How We Made Movie Magic" with Andy Serkis. His behind-the-scenes book "Doctor Who: The Inside Story" was published in October 2006, coinciding with his joining the "Doctor Who" production team. His most recent reference work was also for "Doctor Who"; published in 2007 by BBC Books, "The Doctor Who Encyclopedia" is a guide to the current "Doctor Who" series (2005 - present). In 2007 he directed the animated mini series The Infinite Questwhich tied in with the 2007 television series of Doctor Who.
The Airzone Solution" (1993) (V)
Schoolgirl Chums" (1982) TV Special
A Shocking Accident" (1982)
Dark Towers" (1980) TV Series
The Famous Five" (1978) TV Series
The Phoenix and the Carpet" (1976) (mini) TV Series
*Doctor Who (in "
Doctor Who Magazine" #173, 235-237, 1991, 1996, and in " Radio Times" issues dated 1 June 1996–2 March 1997)
IDW "Doctor Who" comic book
At the 2007 San Diego
Comic Con, IDW Publishingannounced their intention to publish a new series of "Doctor Who" comics, which will follow the adventures of the Tenth Doctorand Martha Jones. The series is scripted by Russell, with art by Nick Roche, and was launched in early 2008. [cite web |url=http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=11338 |title=CCI: IDW STANDS FOR "IT'S DOCTOR WHO" |accessdate=2007-08-03 |last=Renaud |first=Jeffrey |date= 2007-07-27|work= Comic Book Resources]
Virgin Missing Adventures:
Invasion of the Cat-People"
The Scales of Injustice"
Eighth Doctor Adventures:
The Twilight Streets" "(March 2008)"
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*tvtome person|id=122935|name=Gary Russell
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/ebooks/scalesofinjustice/index.shtml "Scales of Injustice" E-book on the BBC website]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/news/drwho/2004/01/01/13719.shtml Interview with Russell on the BBC "Doctor Who" website]
* [http://www.pantechnicon.net/interviews/gary.php Interview with Russell on the Pantechnicon website]
* [http://www.cuttingsarchive.org.uk/radiotim/1990s/1996.htm Page with all Russell's Doctor Who comic strips from "Radio Times"] , with Gary Russell's permission
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