James Cooray Smith

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James Cooray Smith
Born 1978 (age 38–39)
Solihull, England
Pen name Jim Smith
Occupation Writer, critic
Nationality British
Period 1996-present

James Edward Cooray Smith[1] (born in Solihull in 1978, a former resident of Studley and current resident of Highgate, London) is a British writer and critic best known for writing film and television criticism and directorial critical biographies - including studies of George Lucas, Tim Burton and Quentin Tarantino - and for his culture column for The New Statesman. A graduate of University College London, he has also co-written audio plays for the Doctor Who/Blake's 7 spin off Kaldor City, including the series premiere, and contributed to numerous film and science fiction magazines. Asked about his habit of co-writing with a variety of people Cooray Smith commented - "I've written things with a lot of different people, partially because I'm a great believer in third brain theory, and partially as a series of attempts to disguise my own lack of talent!"[2]


New Statesman Columns[edit]


Non-Fiction Books[edit]

Short fiction[edit]

Radio and audio work[edit]

That Mitchell and Webb Sound[edit]

Series Four (2009) (sketch writer)

Bernice Summerfield[edit]

Kaldor City[edit]

Doctor Who DVD Production History Notes[edit]


  1. ^ https://twitter.com/thejimsmith/status/510327058149675009
  2. ^ "A Day in Kaldor City: 8 August 2002". Retrieved 2008-10-20. 

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