Neil Cross


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in Bristol, The United Kingdom
August 02, 1969

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Neil was born in Bristol in 1969. He lived in Edinburgh, Brighton, Leeds and London before settling down. He is the author of several novels including Always the Sun, Burial and Captured as well as the bestselling memoir Heartland. He was lead scriptwriter for the acclaimed series 6 and series 7 of the BBC spy drama series Spooks and is the creator of the forthcoming BBC crime thriller Luther, which is scheduled to appear on BBC1 in 2010, starring Idris Elba. Following the British publication of Captured in January 2010, he is working on his next novel and continues to write for the screen. He lives in New Zealand with his wife and two sons.

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12 June 2017: The BBC today announced the return of Neil’s multi-award winning drama starring Idris Elba. The new four-part series of Luther will screen on BBC One in the UK and BBC America in the US.


Here is the announcement in full:



Multi-award-winning crime drama series Luther will be returning to BBC One and BBC America. The new four-part series written by Neil Cross and starring Idris Elba,... Read more of this blog post »
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The Calling (Luther, #1)

4.17 avg rating — 3,124 ratings — published 2011 — 27 editions
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Always the Sun

3.21 avg rating — 1,655 ratings — published 2004 — 11 editions
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Burial

3.64 avg rating — 538 ratings — published 2009 — 17 editions
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Captured

3.51 avg rating — 566 ratings — published 2010 — 20 editions
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Natural History

3.27 avg rating — 140 ratings — published 2007 — 9 editions
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Mr In Between

3.38 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 1998 — 7 editions
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Heartland

3.73 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 2005 — 9 editions
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Holloway Falls

3.30 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 2003 — 11 editions
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Christendom

3.40 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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The Burning (Luther, #2)

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“I have lived a long life, and I have seen a few things. I walked away from the Last Great Time War. I marked the passing of the Time Lords. I saw the birth of the universe and I watched as time ran out, moment by moment, until nothing remained; no time, no space. Just me. I walked in universes where the laws of physics were devised by the mind of a madman. I watched universes freeze and creations burn. I have seen things you wouldn't believe, I have lost things you will never understand. And I know things, secrets that must never be told, knowledge that must never be spoken. Knowledge that will make parasite gods blaze! So come on then! Take it! Take it all, baby! Have it! You have it all!”
Neil Cross

“No, we don't walk away. But when we're holding on to something precious, we run. We run and run, fast as we can, and we don't stop running until we are out from under the shadow.”
Neil Cross

“Okay then. That's what I'll do. I'll tell you a story. Can you hear them? All these people who lived in terror of you and your judgment. All these people whose ancestors devoted themselves, sacrificed themselves to you. Can you hear them singing? Oh you like to think you're a god. But you're not a god. You're just a parasite. Eaten with jealousy and envy and longing for the lives of others. You feed on them. On the memory of love and loss and birth and death and joy and sorrow, so... so come on then. Take mine. Take my memories. But I hope you're got a big a big appetite. Because I've lived a long life. And I've seen a few things. I walked away from the last great Time War. I marked the passing of the Time Lords. I saw the birth of the universe and watched as time ran out, moment by moment, until nothing remained. No time, no space. Just me! I walked in universes where the laws of physics were devised by the mind of a madman! And I watched universes freeze and creation burn! I have seen things you wouldn't believe! I have lost things you will never understand! And I know things, secrets that must never be told, knowledge that must never be spoken! Knowledge that will make parasite gods blaze! So come on then! Take it! Take it all, baby! Have it! You have it all!”
Neil Cross



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