Stel Pavlou

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Stel Pavlou
Born (1970-11-22) 22 November 1970 (age 44)
Gillingham, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Novelist, Screenwriter, Short story writer, Actor
Nationality British
Genre Thriller, Speculative fiction, Science fiction
Subject History, Mythology, Anthropology, Languages, Genetics

Stelios Grant Pavlou (born 22 November 1970) is a British author and screenwriter.


Stel Pavlou was born in Gillingham, Kent in England, of Greek Cypriot descent. He grew up in Rochester and Chatham, Medway and attended Chatham Grammar School for Boys. The middle child of three, his younger brother is the musician and writer Louis Pavlou.[citation needed]

He met his fiance on MySpace. They were married in 2007.[citation needed]


A screenwriter and speculative fiction novelist, he is the author of the bestselling Atlantis novel Decipher, released in 2001, and the historical crime thriller Gene, released in 2005. His books have been published in 12 languages.

Pavlou attended University of Liverpool through LIHE. He also studied at the University of Mississippi as an exchange student. Pavlou's first screenwriting credit was for the film The 51st State (known as Formula 51 outside the USA) starring Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Carlyle. In 2006 he ventured into acting starring as Kagan, the lead role in Kochana Cafe. The film premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. He is currently adapting Arthur C. Clarke's Rendezvous with Rama for Morgan Freeman and David Fincher.

He operates, a website dedicated to the study of the Atlantis myth and its myriad of theories.


appeared in Elemental

  • 2006 Checkpoint (short story)

appeared in Doctor Who: Short Trips: The Centenarian

appeared in Doctor Who: Short Trips: Destination Prague

  • 2007 You had me at verify username and password (short story)

appeared in Doctor Who: Short Trips: Snapshots

  • 2008 The Big Uneasy (short story)

appeared in Monster Noir

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