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The War Zone is my award-winning novel about incest and adolescent anger, filmed by Tim Roth, starring Tilda Swinton and Ray Winstone. The book is available on Kindle for $6.99 and as a trade paperback for $15.99.

Compared by Time Out to a contemporary Catcher In The Rye.


"From the novel’s first scene, the material is explosive" - New York Times Book Review.


"Stunning…Mysterious and deeply moving" - The Observer.


"The War Zone is a pungent, shocking book, superbly written, which presents the theme of incest not as a device of sexual titillation but as a symbol of social breakdown...I was horrified but seduced from first to last" - Anthony Burgess, author of A Clockwork Orange.





Among my many screenplays, I wrote the first three drafts of Jonathan Glazer’s cult movie, Under The Skin (2014), starring Scarlett Johansson.

I’ve worked one-on-one as a screenwriter and producer with Angelina Jolie, Jodie Foster, Danny Boyle, Tim Roth, Kiefer Sutherland, Nicolas Roeg, Jonathan Glazer and major studios heads and executives (Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Bill Mechanic, Jeremy Thomas, Nick Wechsler), for studios including Warner Bros, Paramount, Film4 and Universal.



Tim Roth with Alexander Stuart.


I initiated and executive produced Nicolas Roeg’s award-winning film, Insignificance, about a mythical meeting between Marilyn Monroe and Albert Einstein.

I’ve had eight books published internationally, taught graduate level screenwriting at the University of Miami, have worked as a journalist and traveled the world from Europe, Asia, Australia and the US to the Middle East, Havana and Hanoi.


I was commissioned by the Miami Art Museum (now the Pérez Art Museum) to create a large wall-mounted written artwork filmloop/fragments, to accompany an exhibit by the acclaimed Polish sculptor, Magdalena Abakanowicz.


Although British-born, I now consider myself a California native.


More bio details at IMDb and Wikipedia.



International film and book agent:


Charles Walker, United Agents


Please email Charles' assistant, Christian Ogunbanjo: cogunbanjo@unitedagents.co.uk


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If you'd like to watch a 45-minute talk I gave about Screenwriting for Hollywood and Independents at Film Fest Twain Harte, you can watch it here:








Peace


A very happy me with Wolf Alice, a band I love.

All 
Photographs Copyright © 2017 Alexander Chow-Stuart.


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