|Born||Alexander Medawar Garland
1970 (age 42–43)
Early life 
Garland was born in London, England, the son of psychoanalyst Caroline (née Medawar) and political cartoonist Nicholas Garland. His maternal grandparents were zoologist Peter Medawar and author Jean Medawar. Garland attended the independent University College School, in Hampstead, London, and the University of Manchester, where he studied art history.
His first novel, The Beach, was published in 1996 and drew on his experiences as a backpacker. The novel quickly became a cult classic and was made into a film by Danny Boyle, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The Tesseract, Garland's second novel, was published in 1998. This was also made into a film, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers. In 2002, he wrote the screenplay for Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later, starring Cillian Murphy. His third novel, The Coma, was published in 2004 and was illustrated with woodcuts by his father, Nicholas Garland.
In 2005, Garland wrote a script for a film adaptation of Halo; he was paid $1,000,000. D. B. Weiss and Josh Olson rewrote this during 2006 for a 2008 release, though the film remains in development hell. In 2007, he wrote the screenplay for the film Sunshine – his second screenplay to be directed by Danny Boyle and to star Cillian Murphy. Garland also served as an executive producer on 28 Weeks Later, the sequel to 28 Days Later. He is the co-writer on the video game Enslaved: Odyssey to the West for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. He wrote the screenplay for the film Never Let Me Go, based on the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. He also wrote the script for Dredd, an adaptation of the Judge Dredd comic book series from 2000 AD.
Personal life 
He is married to the actress Paloma Baeza.
- 28 Days Later (screenplay) (2002)
- Sunshine (screenplay) (2007)
- Never Let Me Go (screenplay) (2010)
- Dredd (screenplay) (2011)
Video games 
Awards and nominations 
- 2004: Nominated for Saturn Award by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA: Writing for 28 Days Later
- 2004: Nominated for Chlotrudis Awards 2004: Best Original Screenplay for 28 Days Later
- Alex Garland at the Internet Movie Database
- Backpacker Blues: Spike Magazine interview with Alex Garland
- Beach Boy: Salon interview with Alex Garland
- "Alex Garland is writing Judge Dredd"
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