Alex Garland Biography
(Novelist, Screenwriter, Film Director)
Birthday: May 26, 1970 (Gemini)
Born In: London
Alex Garland is an English novelist, screenwriter, film director, and producer. He is known for authoring the novel ‘The Beach,’ based on his own travels across Europe and the Philippines. He is also famous for his screenwriting in the movies ‘28 Days Later’, ‘Never Let Me Go’, ‘Sunshine’ and ‘Dredd’. As a director, he is best known for directing ‘Ex Machina’, a fiction thriller flick that earned him three BIFA awards for Best Screenplay, Best British Independent Film, and Best Director. He also received an Academy Award nomination along with other accolades. Garland also serves as a writer for video games. The popular game ‘Enslaved: Odyssey to the West’ designed for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 showcases his impeccable writing skills. He is a graduate of the University of Manchester. He loves writing about Manila where he spent his teenage years. Garland has been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 2016. Talking of his personal life, he is married to actress Paloma Baeza and is the doting father of two children. He resides with his family in England, the UK.