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Jane Goldman

Jane Goldman is an acclaimed novelist and screenwriter.

As a novelist, she garnered accolades for Dreamworld, a thriller set against a sprawling Florida theme park hiding fantastical secrets. Among her nonfiction works is The X-Files Book of the Unexplained.

Ms. Goldman’s first screenplay was also her first collaboration with writing partner Matthew Vaughn; the duo adapted Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel Stardust into a feature script. Mr. Vaughn directed the movie, the cast of which included Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, and Sienna Miller.

The creative collaboration has continued apace, with the pair scripting the comics adaptation Kick-Ass and Mr. Vaughn directing the feature, which Ms. Goldman co-produced; with The Debt; and with Ms. Goldman’s work on the screenplay for X-Men: First Class. Mr. Vaughn has directed the latter, which stars James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender. Mr. Vaughn & Ms. Goldman are next plotting a second Kick-Ass movie.

Ms. Goldman adapted the screenplay for The Woman in Black fromSusan Hill’s novel of the same name. The soon-to-be-released movie version is directed by James Watkins and stars Daniel Radcliffe and Ciarán Hinds of The Debt.

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