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Jane GoldmanDescription : Jane Loretta Anne Goldman (born 11 June 1970) is an English screenwriter, author and producer. She is mostly known for co-writing, with Matthew Vaughn, the screenplays of Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015), 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 (... Page:j

Jane Goldman
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Goldman at the 2009 British Academy Television Awards
BornJane Loretta Anne Goldman
(1970-06-11) 11 June 1970 (age 46)
Hammersmith, London, England
OccupationScreenwriter, author, 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)
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Jane Loretta Anne Goldman (born 11 June 1970) is an English screenwriter, author and producer. She is mostly known for co-writing, with Matthew Vaughn, the screenplays of Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015), 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 (the 2015 adaptation of the comic book by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons). Both films are partnerships with Matthew Vaughn.

She wrote a script for the film adaption of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children for Tim Burton.

Professional career

Journalism, books and TV

As a journalist, Goldman worked on 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.

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.

Screenwriting and partnership with Matthew Vaughn

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. The film received many accolades and gave the screenwriters a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form.

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."

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. It was released in 2012 and met positive reviews. In March 2013, The Woman in Black won the Empire Award for Best Horror.

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.

With Vaughn, Goldman co-wrote the script for Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015), based on the comic book by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons.

Upcoming projects

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.

In popular culture

Alongside her husband, broadcaster Jonathan Ross, 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.

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

Works

Filmography

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
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
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.
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
2014X-Men: Days of Future PastStory (with Matthew Vaughn and Simon Kinberg; screenplay by Simon Kinberg)
2015Kingsman: The Secret ServiceScreenplay (with Matthew Vaughn)
2016Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenScreenplay
2017Kingsman: The Golden CircleScreenplay (with Matthew Vaughn)

Books

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
1995The X-Files Book of the Unexplained – Vol. 1Non-fiction / Published by Harper PaperbacksNominated – Writers' Guild Award
1997The X-Files Book of the Unexplained – Vol. 2Non-fiction / Published by Simon & SchusterNominated – Nibbie Award
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

YearTV ProgrammeCredit/RoleNotesRef.
1988Going Live'Fashion Expert'
2001Baddiel's SyndromeScreenplay
2003–04Jane Goldman InvestigatesPresenter
2004–The Big Fat Quiz of the YearProducer and executive producer
2007The Big Fat Anniversary QuizProducer
2012The Big Fat Quiz of the 80sExecutive producer
2012The Big Fat Quiz of the 90sExecutive producer
2012The Big Fat Quiz of the 00sExecutive producer
2013The Big Fat Quiz of the YearExecutive producer
2013The Big Fat Quiz of the 80sExecutive producer
2013The Big Fat Quiz of the 90sExecutive producer
2013The Big Fat Quiz of the YearExecutive producer
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