Clive Barker Biography (1952-)

Born October 5, 1952, in Liverpool, England; son of Leonard (a personnel director) and Joan Ruby (a school welfare officer and painter; maiden name, Revill) Barker; companion of David Armstrong (a photographer). Addresses: Agent: Ben Smith, International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Contact: P.O. Box 691885, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Producer, director, actor, writer, illustrator, painter
Birth Details
October 5, 1952
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Director
  • Salome (short film), Salvation Films, 1973
  • The Forbidden (short film), Salvation Films, 1978
  • Hellraiser (also known as Clive Barker's Hellraiser), New World, 1987
  • Nightbreed (also known as Clive Barker's Nightbreed), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • Lord of Illusions (also known as Clive Barker's Lord of Illusions), United Artists, 1995
  • Tortured Souls: Animae Damnatae (also known as Clive Barker's Tortured Souls: Animae Damnatae), Universal, 2002
  • Executive Producer
  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II (also known as Hellraiser II), NewWorld, 1988
  • Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, Dimension Pictures, 1992
  • Candyman, TriStar, 1992
  • Candyman II: Farewell to the Flesh (also known as Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh), Gramercy, 1995
  • Lord of Illusions (also known as Clive Barker's Lord of Illusions), United Artists, 1995
  • Hellraiser: Bloodline, Miramax, 1996
  • Gods and Monsters, Lions Gate Films, 1998
  • Producer
  • Tortured Souls: Animae Damnatae (also known as Clive Barker's Tortured Souls: Animae Damnatae), Universal, 2002
  • Film Appearances
  • Salome (short film), Salvation Films, 1973
  • The Forbidden (short film), Salvation Films, 1978
  • Forensic technician, Sleepwalkers (also known as Sleepstalkers and Stephen King's Sleepwalkers), Columbia, 1992
  • Barn of the Blood Llama, 1997
  • The Road to Dracula, Universal, 1999
  • She's Alive! Creating the Bride of Frankenstein, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • The Horror Hall of Fame II, syndicated, 1991
  • The South Bank Show, Bravo, 1995
  • Anatomy of Horror, UPN, 1995
  • Host, Lord of Illusions: The Magic of Clive Barker, Sci-Fi Channel, 1995
  • Masters of Fantasy: Clive Barker, Sci-Fi Channel, 1996
  • Episodic
  • The Big Scary Movie Show, Sci-Fi Channel, 1996
  • George Hutchinson, "Don't Dream It's Over," The Others, NBC, 2000
  • Himself, Exposure, NBC, 2000
  • Other
  • Himself, Fear in the Dark, 1991
  • Anesthesiologist, Quicksilver Highway (movie; also known as TheBody Politic and Chattery Teeth), Fox, 1997
  • Television Work
  • Producer, Spirits and Shadows, Fox, 1997
  • Stage Appearances
  • Appeared on stage with The Dog Factory.
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Salome (short film), Salvation Films, 1973
  • The Forbidden (short film), Salvation Films, 1978
  • (With James Caplin) Underworld (based on a story by Barker; also known as Transmutations), Limehouse Pictures, 1985
  • Rawhead Rex (based on Barker's short story), Empire, 1987
  • Hellraiser (based on his novella The Hellbound Heart; alsoknown as Clive Barker's Hellraiser), New World, 1987
  • Nightbreed (based on his novella Cabal; also known as Clive Barker's Nightbreed), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • Lord of Illusions (based on his short story "The Last Illusion"; also known as Clive Barker's Lord of Illusions), United Artists, 1995
  • (With Bernard Rose) The Thief of Always (based on his novel), Universal, 1998
  • Tortured Souls: Animae Damnatae (based on Barker's novella Tortured Souls; also known as Clive Barker's Tortured Souls: Animae Damnatae), Universal, 2002
  • Stage Plays
  • Dog, The Dog Factory, 1978
  • Frankenstein in Love, The Dog Factory, c. 1980
  • Incarnations: Three Plays by Clive Barker (contains Colossus, Frankenstein in Love, and The History of the Devil), HarperCollins (New York City), 1995
  • Forms of Heaven (contains Crazyface, Paradise Street, and Subtle Bodies), HarperPrism, 1996
  • Author of numerous plays for The Dog Factory, including The Secret Life of Cartoons.
  • Television Episodes
  • Author of "The Yatterling and Jack," and an episode of Tales from theDarkside.
  • Video Games
  • Undying (also known as Clive Barker's Undying), ElectronicArts, 2001
  • Short Story Collections
  • Clive Barker's Books of Blood, introduction by Ramsey Campbell, three volumes, Sphere (London), 1984, Berkley Publishing (New York City), 1986,published as Books of Blood, Volumes 1-3, Weidenfeld & Nicolson (London), 1985, published in one volume, Scream/Press (Santa Cruz, CA), 1985
  • Clive Barker's Books of Blood, Volume Four, Sphere, 1985, published as The Inhuman Condition: Tales of Terror, Poseidon (New York City),1986
  • Clive Barker's Books of Blood, Volume Five, Sphere, 1985, published as In the Flesh: Tales of Terror, Poseidon, 1986
  • Clive Barker's Books of Blood, Volume Six, Sphere, 1985
  • Books of Blood, Volumes 4-6, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1986
  • The Hellbound Heart (novella; originally published in Night Visions 3), edited by George R. R. Martin, Dark Harvest, 1986, Simon & Schuster (New York City), 1988
  • Cabal (includes selections from Clive Barker's Books of Blood,Volume Six), Poseidon, 1988
  • London, Volume One: Bloodline, Fantaco (Albany, NY), 1993
  • Novels
  • The Damnation Game, Weidenfeld & Nicolson (London), 1985 Putnam (New York City), 1987
  • Weaveworld, Poseidon, 1987 special self-illustrated edition, Collins (London), 1987
  • The Great and Secret Show: The First Book of the Art, HarperCollins (New York City), 1989
  • Imajica, HarperCollins, 1991 published in two volumes as Imajica I: The Fifth Dominion and Imajica II: The Reconstruction, 1995
  • The Thief of Always: A Fable (juvenile), self-illustrated, HarperCollins, 1992
  • Everville: The Second Book of the Art (sequel to The Great andSecret Show), HarperCollins, 1994
  • Sacrament, HarperCollins, 1996
  • Galilee, HarperCollins, 1998
  • Coldheart Canyon: A Hollywood Ghost Story, HarperCollins, 2001
  • Comics
  • Saint Sinner, Marvel Comics, 1993-1994
  • Barker has been involved with the publication of numerous comics, including Book of the Damned, EctoKid, The Harrowing, Hokum& Hex, Jihad, Pinhead, Razorling, and Weaveworld; he has published several book-form comics through Eclipse Books, including Dread, Life of Death, Rawhead Rex, Revelations, The Son of Celluloid, Tapping the Vein, and The Yatterling and Jack.
  • Other Writings
  • Theatre Games, Heinemann (London), 1988
  • (Illustrator) Fred Burke, Clive Barker: Illustrator, edited by Steve Niles, Arcane/Ellipse, 1990
  • Clive Barker's Shadows in Eden (autobiography), edited by StephenJones, Underwood/Miller (San Francisco, CA), 1991
  • Pandemonium: The World of Clive Barker, Eclipse, 1991
  • (Illustrator) Burke, Illustrator II: The Art of Clive Barker, edited by Amacker Bullwinkle, Eclipse, 1993
  • Clive Barker's A-Z of Horror (encyclopedia), compiled by Stephen Jones, HarperPrism, 1997
  • The Essential Clive Barker, 1999
  • The Abarat Quartet, Volume 1: The First Book of Hours, Joanna Cotler Books/HarperCollins, 2002

Further Reference

ADAPTATIONS

  • The films Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, and Hellraiser VI: Hellseeker (released by Miramax/Dimension Films in 2002) were all based on characters created by Barker; the film Hellraiser: Inferno, released by Destination Films in 2000, was based on Barker's novella The Hellbound Heart. The film Candyman was basedon Barker's short story "The Forbidden"; the film Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh was also based on a story by Barker; the film Candyman: Day ofthe Dead (also known as Candyman 3: Day of the Dead), released byArtisan Entertainment in 1999, was based on characters created by Barker. The 2002 film Saint Sinner was based on a story by Barker. The television movie Quicksilver Highway, broadcast by Fox in 1997, was based on his short story "The Body Politic." Many of Barker's works have been adapted asgraphic novels.
OTHER SOURCES
    Books
    • Authors and Artists for Young Adults, Volume 10, Gale, 1993
    • Badley, Linda, Writing Horror and the Body: The Fiction of Stephen King, Clive Barker, and Anne Rice, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1996
    • Barbieri, Suzanne J., Clive Barker: Mythmaker for the Millennium,British Fantasy Society (Stockport, Lancashire, England), 1994
    • Bestsellers 90, Issue 3, Gale, 1990
    • Contemporary Literary Criticism, Volume 52, Gale, 1989
    • Contemporary Popular Writers, St. James Press, 1997
    • Hoppenstand, Gary, Clive Barker's Short Stories: Imagination As Metaphor in the Books of Blood and Other Works, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 1994
    • The St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost, and Gothic Writers, St. James Press, 1998
    • Winter, Douglas E., The Dark Fantastic (biography), 2001
    Periodicals
    • Advocate, June 23, 1998, p. 99; January 18, 2000, pp. 105-07; December 4, 2001, pp. 69-70
    • Wicked, spring, 2000, pp. 22-26
    Electronic
    • Clive Barker, http://www.clivebarker.com, February 21, 2002

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