Jane Goldman

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Jane Goldman
Jane Goldman.jpg
BornJane Loretta Anne Goldman
(1970-06-11) 11 June 1970 (age 44)
Hammersmith, London, England
OccupationScreenwriter, author and producer
Years active1993–present
Known forWriting:
Stardust (2007)
Kick-Ass (2010)
X-Men: First Class (2011)
The Woman in Black (2012)
Presenting:
Jane Goldman Investigates (2003–04)
Spouse(s)Jonathan Ross (1988–present; 3 children)
 
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Jane Goldman
Jane Goldman.jpg
BornJane Loretta Anne Goldman
(1970-06-11) 11 June 1970 (age 44)
Hammersmith, London, England
OccupationScreenwriter, author and producer
Years active1993–present
Known forWriting:
Stardust (2007)
Kick-Ass (2010)
X-Men: First Class (2011)
The Woman in Black (2012)
Presenting:
Jane Goldman Investigates (2003–04)
Spouse(s)Jonathan Ross (1988–present; 3 children)

Jane Loretta Anne Goldman[1] (born 11 June 1970) is an English screenwriter, author and producer. She is mostly known for co-writing with Matthew Vaughn the screenplays of X-Men: First Class (2011), Kick-Ass (2010) and Stardust (2007). Both met high critical praise for their partnership works. The Woman in Black (2012) is the first solo screenplay by Goldman. She is also known for writing the books Dreamworld (2000) and The X-Files Book of the Unexplained (1997), and presenting her own paranormal TV series, Jane Goldman Investigates, on the channel Living, between 2003 and 2004.

Goldman worked on the story of X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), the sequel to First Class, and on the screenplay of Kingsman: The Secret Service (adaptation of the homonymous comic book by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons; set to be released in 2015). Both films are partnerships with Matthew Vaughn.

She is currently slated to write a script for the film adaption of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children for Tim Burton.

Professional career[edit]

Journalism, books and TV[edit]

As a journalist, Goldman worked to newspapers and magazines such as Just Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, The Times, Evening Standard, Zero, Daily Star, Total Guitar, Game Zone and Sega Zone. At the age of 19, she became a freelance writer.[2][3][4]

Goldman also wrote books: Thirteen-Something (1993), Streetsmarts: A Teenagers Safety Guide (1996), Sussed and Streetwise (1997), the two-volume best-selling series The X-Files Book of the Unexplained (1997), her first and only novel Dreamworld (2000) and Do the Right Thing (2007).

Between 2003 and 2004 she had her own television series. Jane Goldman Investigates researched about the paranormal and was transmitted by channel Living. Goldman is also in the production team of a number of TV shows, such as The Big Fat Quiz of the Year.[5][6]

Screenwriting and partnership with Matthew Vaughn[edit]

She made the jump to screenwriting, and was a part of the writing team for David Baddiel's short-lived sitcom Baddiel's Syndrome, in 2001. Later, she co-wrote the screenplay of Stardust (2007), based on the homonymous novel by Neil Gaiman and directed by Matthew Vaughn. Gaiman introduced Goldman to Vaughn to provide the director some help with the adaptation process.[7] The film received many accolades[8][9] and gave the screenwriters a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form.[10]

After Stardust, Goldman became a frequent collaborator of director Matthew Vaughn, co-writing his next films, the comic book adaptations Kick-Ass (2010) and X-Men: First Class (2011). Both films met strong praise amongst film critics. Kick-Ass enjoys a cult following and X-Men: First Class is considered by many critics the best of all X-Men films up to now. Rotten Tomatoes consensus says: "With a strong script, stylish direction, and powerful performances from its well-rounded cast, X-Men: First Class is a welcome return to form for the franchise."[11][12][13][14]

She continued to work in adaptations, and was also a co-writer with Vaughn and Peter Straughan in the 2011 drama-thriller The Debt, which was based on the 2007 Israeli film HaHov and directed by John Madden. Goldman also adapted for Hammer The Woman in Black, based on Susan Hill's horror novel. This film was directed by James Watkins and it is the first solo screenplay by Goldman.[15] It was released in 2012 and met positive reviews.[16][17] In March 2013, The Woman in Black won the Empire Award for Best Horror.[18]

She is credited on X-Men: Days of Future Past, the sequel to First Class, as writing the story with Matthew Vaughn and Simon Kinberg.[19][20]

Upcoming projects[edit]

Jane Goldman is attached to various upcoming projects, among them are: Nonplayer, an adaptation of the sci-fi comic book by Nate Simpson for Warner Bros.; Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem, an adaptation of the novel by Peter Ackroyd; a rewrite of the Pinocchio screenplay originally written by Bryan Fuller, and an adaptation of the Ransom Riggs novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, which will be directed by Tim Burton. She is also attached to the adaptation of Anubis, based on a science fiction-comedy short story by Paul Murray.[21][22][23][24]

In March 2013, it was reported that Goldman wrote with Vaughn the script Kingsman: The Secret Service, based on the comic book by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons.[25]

In popular culture[edit]

Alongside her husband, Goldman appeared as a character in Neil Gaiman's short story "The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch" in 1996. Gaiman is a personal friend of the couple.[26][27]

Goldman appears in the video documentary Children of the Atom: Filming X-Men: First Class.[28]

Works[edit]

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmCreditNotesRef.
2007StardustScreenplay (with Matthew Vaughn)Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form (shared with Vaughn, Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess)
Glamour Magazine Women of the Year Award for Best Filmmaker
[29]
2010Kick-AssScreenplay (with Matthew Vaughn), co-producerGlamour Magazine Women of the Year Award for Best Filmmaker
Total Film Magazine Award for Best Writer
Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Original Screenplay
Women in Film and TV (The UK Film Council Writing Award)
Nominated – British Independent Film Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated – Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Screenplay
[30]
2011James Bond Supports International Women's DayScreenplay2 min. short in praise of the International Women's Day. Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, with Daniel Craig and Judi Dench.[31]
2011X-Men: First ClassScreenplay (with Matthew Vaughn and Zack Stentz & Ashley Miller)
2011The DebtScreenplay (with Matthew Vaughn and Peter Straughan)
2012The Woman in BlackScreenplay
2013Kick-Ass 2Producer[32]
2014X-Men: Days of Future PastStory (with Matthew Vaughn and Simon Kinberg; screenplay by Simon Kinberg)
2015Kingsman: The Secret ServiceScreenplay (with Matthew Vaughn)

Books[edit]

YearBookNotesNotesRef.
1993Thirteen-Something: A Survivor's GuideNon-fiction / Published by Piccadilly Press Ltd.
1996Streetsmarts: A Teenager's Safety GuideNon-fiction / Published by Barrons Juveniles
1997Sussed and Streetwise: A Teenager's Safety GuideNon-fiction / Published by Penguin Books
1997The X-Files Book of the Unexplained – Vol. 1Non-fiction / Published by Harper PaperbacksNominated – Writers' Guild Award[29]
1997The X-Files Book of the Unexplained – Vol. 2Non-fiction / Published by Simon & SchusterNominated – Nibbie Award[29]
2000DreamworldFiction (Goldman's first novel) / Published by Pocket Books, MTV Books
2003Do the Right Thing: A Teenager's Survival Guide for Tricky SituationsNon-fiction / Published by Piccadilly Press Ltd.
2008The X-Files Book of the Unexplained: Volumes 1 and 2Non-fiction / Published by It Books

Television[edit]

YearTV ProgrammeCredit/RoleNotesRef.
2001Baddiel's SyndromeScreenplay[33]
2003–04Jane Goldman InvestigatesPresenter
2004–The Big Fat Quiz of the YearProducer and executive producer
2007The Big Fat Anniversary QuizProducer[34]
2012The Big Fat Quiz of the 80sExecutive producer[35]
2012The Big Fat Quiz of the 90sExecutive producer[36]
2012The Big Fat Quiz of the 00sExecutive producer[37]
2013The Big Fat Quiz of the YearExecutive producer[38]
2013The Big Fat Quiz of the 80sExecutive producer[39]
2013The Big Fat Quiz of the 90sExecutive producer[40]
2013The Big Fat Quiz of the YearExecutive producer[41]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1916–2005.; at ancestry.com
  2. ^ "The Real Me: Jane Goldman reveals all to Nina Myskow". Thefreelibrary.com. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Search: Jane Goldman". Aitkenalexander.co.uk. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Cheat Sheet: Jane Goldman". Best For Film. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Jane Goldman Investigates". Epguides.com. 31 July 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Next Time. "Big Fat Quiz". Channel 4. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  7. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0486655/trivia
  8. ^ "Stardust". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Stardust Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  10. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0486655/awards
  11. ^ "Kick-Ass". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "Kick-Ass Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "X-Men: First Class". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  14. ^ "Critic Reviews for X-Men: First Class". Metacritic. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  15. ^ Jaafar, Ali (1 February 2010). "Hammer nails film rights, Chiller 'Woman in Black' to be directed by rising Brit". Variety.com. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "The Woman in Black". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  17. ^ "The Woman in Black Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  18. ^ "Jameson Empire Awards 2013". Empireonline.com. 23 January 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  19. ^ "Jane Goldman Adapting Eisner Award-Winning Comic 'Nonplayer' For Warner Bros.". Indiewire. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  20. ^ Alex DiVincenzo (15 February 2011). "Kick-Ass writer adapting Peter Ackroyd's Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem – Horror Movie News | Arrow in the Head". Joblo.com. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  21. ^ "Jane Goldman to Rewrite PINOCCHIO for Tim Burton and Robert Downey Jr.". Collider. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  22. ^ McWeeny, Drew (2 December 2011). "Jane Goldman and Tim Burton team for Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children". Hitfix.com. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  23. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (17 February 2011). "Goldman, Stenham to pen Origin-Film4 co-productions | News | Screen". Screendaily.com. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  24. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1877832/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_wr#writers
  25. ^ "Matthew Vaughn to Direct Adaptation of Mark Millar's THE SECRET SERVICE for 2014 Release". Collider. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  26. ^ Bruton, Richard (12 June 2008). "Propaganda undertakes a little light reading in Miss Finch". Forbidden Planet Blog. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  27. ^ "Articles tagged "Neil Gaiman"". 365graphicnovels. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  28. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2058594/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm
  29. ^ a b c "Author's A to Z". Aitkenalexander.co.uk. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  30. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1250777/awards
  31. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1858469/
  32. ^ Jack (20 August 2013). "Review: Kick-Ass 2 (2013)". Two Film Guys. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  33. ^ Culture. "'I've always wanted to be in therapy'". Telegraph. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  34. ^ [1][dead link]
  35. ^ "Big Fat Quiz – Big Fat Quiz of the 80s". Channel 4. 16 September 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  36. ^ "Big Fat Quiz – Big Fat Quiz of the 90s". Channel 4. 23 September 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  37. ^ "Big Fat Quiz – Big Fat Quiz of the 00s". Channel 4. 30 September 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  38. ^ The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2012) Full Cast & Crew – IMDb
  39. ^ The Big Fat Quiz of the 80s (2013) Full Cast & Crew – IMDb
  40. ^ The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s (2013) Full Cast & Crew – IMDb
  41. ^ The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2013) Full Cast & Crew – IMDb

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