Alexander Stuart

(a.k.a. Alexander Chow-Stuart)

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Film, TV & Theatre

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Books

Based in Los Angeles, British-born Alexander Chow-Stuart (aka Alexander Stuart) is a novelist and screenwriter, whose books have been translated into eight languages and published in the US, Britain, Europe, Israel and around the world.

His most controversial novel, The War Zone, about a family torn apart by incest, was turned into a searingly emotional film by Oscar nominated actor/director, Tim Roth. Stuart's non-fiction account of the eight years he spent living in Miami, Life On Mars, formed the basis for his Channel 4 television documentary, The End Of America.

Stuart's screenplays include Head Shots for Paramount, with Jodie Foster attached; Bitten for Warner Bros, with Angelina Jolie attached; Under The Skin for Film4/Industry Entertainment, with director Jonathan Glazer attached; and an adaptation of Bill Buford's book, Among The Thugs, with Kiefer Sutherland attached to direct and star.

In addition to writing, Stuart has also taught post-graduate screenwriting at the University of Miami, and in 1997 was commissioned by the Miami Art Museum to create an artwork, Filmloop/Fragments, to accompany a sculpture installation by the Polish artist, Magdalena Abakanowicz.

In 2006, Stuart was sworn in as a US citizen, although he also retains his British citizenship. Stuart is married to Chinese-American artist, Charong Chow, and in 2007 informally changed his surname to Chow-Stuart, in keeping with that of their young son.

Stuart is currently adapting Toby Barlow's extraordinarily moving and violent Los Angeles-based epic poem, Sharp Teeth, for Film4. And writing the novel, Chinatown Nights, a noir thriller and love story set in London in 1919 for Doubleday.

www.alexanderstuart.com

 

 

 

 

Fiction

Publication DetailsNotes
1998

Black Swan

Dragged from the evil influences he enjoyed on London when his family decided to move to Devon, a young boy stumbles on violence of another kind when he spies on his father and hs sister sharing an intimate bath. As his obsession with the relationship grows, so does the need to end it.

THE WAR ZONE

1999

Film Four Books

LIFE ON MARS

1996

Doubleday

GLORY B

1983

Hamlyn

Non-Fiction

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FIVE AND A HALF TIME THREE

Hamish Hamilton

This is an account of parents coming to terms with their five and half-year-old son's untimely death. In the book they deal with the struggles and triumphs of Joe's ilness and how it affected their relationship. They also discuss in an objective and critical was, the whole question of medical care and how they learnt about chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Finally the Stuarts confront the fact that Joe is dying and the problem of whatlife will be like without Joe. It poses questions and offers help to all those in similar positions.

TRIBES

Chatto and Windus

This novel explores the dual impusese of tenderness and violence that exist in everyone: it looks at the way people touch each other and the extreme that they must sometimes confront.

Children's

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JOE, JO-JO AND THE MONKEY MASKS

Andersen Press

HENRY AND THE SEA

Hamish Hamilton

Film, TV & Theatre

Based in Los Angeles, British-born Alexander Chow-Stuart (aka Alexander Stuart) is a novelist and screenwriter, whose books have been translated into eight languages and published in the US, Britain, Europe, Israel and around the world.

His most controversial novel, The War Zone, about a family torn apart by incest, was turned into a multi-award-winning film by Oscar nominated actor/director, Tim Roth. Stuart's non-fiction account of the eight years he spent living in Miami, Life On Mars, formed the basis for his Channel 4 television documentary, The End Of America.

Stuart's screenplays include Head Shots for Paramount, with Jodie Foster attached; Bitten for Warner Bros, with Angelina Jolie attached; Under The Skin for Film4/Industry Entertainment, with director Jonathan Glazer attached; and an adaptation of Bill Buford's book, Among The Thugs, with Kiefer Sutherland attached to direct and star.

In addition to writing, Stuart has also taught post-graduate screenwriting at the University of Miami, and in 1997 was commissioned by the Miami Art Museum to create an artwork, Filmloop/Fragments, to accompany a sculpture installation by the Polish artist, Magdalena Abakanowicz.

In 2006, Stuart was sworn in as a US citizen, although he also retains his British citizenship. Stuart is married to Chinese-American artist, Charong Chow, and in 2007 informally changed his surname to Chow-Stuart, in keeping with that of their young son and daughter.

Stuart is currently adapting Toby Barlow's extraordinarily moving and violent Los Angeles-based epic poem, Sharp Teeth, for Film4. And writing the novel, Chinatown Nights, a noir thriller and love story set in London in 1919 for Doubleday.

www.alexanderstuart.com

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In Development

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SHARP TEETH

FilmFour

THE GOODLIFE

Film Four

Film

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WHITEOUT

Dark Castle Entertainment, Silver Productions/ Warner Bros

BITTEN

Industry Entertainment/Warner Bros

HEAD SHOTS

Paramount Pictures

UNDER THE SKIN

Industry Entertainment/Film Four

AFTER

Andrew Lauren Productions

AMONG THE THUGS

Showtime/Alliance Productions

THE WAR ZONE

Sarah Radclyffe/Portobello/Film Four

FLIPPER

Sam Goldwyn Productions

ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE

Cannon Productions

DARKNESS AT NOON

Portobello Productions

INSIGNIFICANCE

1985

Recorded Picture Company

Television

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DOWN UNDER

Sarah Radclyffe Productions for Channel 4

THE END OF AMERICA

Hart Ryan Productions/Channel Four

Short Films

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LOVE ME HAITI

2015

Co-writer
*Winner of Best Interpretation for the Dikalo Peace Award
*Cannes FIFP Official Selection