Gary Russell

Gary Russell

Gary Russell (born 18 September 1963) is a freelance writer and 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 Bond movie "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 Productions from its inception in 1998 until July 2006, when he stepped down [cite web
title=All Change at Big Finish
date=9 July 2006
] to work for BBC Wales on "Doctor Who" and "Torchwood". [cite journal
date = 2006-09-13 cover date
title = Bride On Time!
journal = 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 Segal the 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 Quest which 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

elected bibliography


*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 Publishing announced their intention to publish a new series of "Doctor Who" comics, which will follow the adventures of the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones. The series is scripted by Russell, with art by Nick Roche, and was launched in early 2008. [cite web |url= |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 New Adventures:

*Virgin Missing Adventures:
**"Invasion of the Cat-People"
**"The Scales of Injustice"

*Eighth Doctor Adventures:
**"Placebo Effect"

*Past Doctor Adventures:
**"Business Unusual"
**"Divided Loyalties"
**"Instruments of Darkness"
**"Spiral Scratch"

**"The Twilight Streets" "(March 2008)"


External links

*imdb name|id=0751152|name=Gary Russell
*tvtome person|id=122935|name=Gary Russell
* [ "Scales of Injustice" E-book on the BBC website]
* [ Interview with Russell on the BBC "Doctor Who" website]
* [ Interview with Russell on the Pantechnicon website]
* [ Page with all Russell's Doctor Who comic strips from "Radio Times"] , with Gary Russell's permission

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