Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Clive Barker, British writer, actor, playwright and film producer and director.

b. Oct 5th, 1952

Born in Liverpool and studied English literature and philosophy at Liverpool University,  Clive Barker  is an English author, film director and visual artist best known for his work in both fantasy and horror fiction. Barker came to prominence in the mid-1980s with a series of short stories which established him as a leading young horror writer. He has since written many novels and other works, and his fiction has been adapted into motion pictures, notably the Hellraiser and Candyman series.

Barker has been openly homosexual since the early 1990s, first mentioning his dating life to US audiences in the pages of The Advocate magazine. He currently lives in Los Angeles, CA, with his husband, photographer David Armstrong and Armstrong's daughter from a previous relationship

  • The damnation game (1985),
  • Weaveworld (1987),
  • The great and secret show (1989),
  • Imajica (1991),
  • The thief of always (1992),
  • Everville (1994),
  • Sacrament (1996),
  • Galilee (1998),
  • Coldheart Canyon (2001),
  • Abarat (2002)


  • Salome (1973),
  • The forbidden (1978),
  • Hellraiser (1987),
  • Nightbreed (1990),
  • Hellraiser III (1992),
  • Candyman (1992),
  • Lord of Illusions (1995),
  • Candyman II (1996),
  • Hellraiser: Bloodline (1995),
  • Saint sinner (2002)


  • Colossus,
  • Frankenstein in love,
  • The history of the devil,
  • Crazyface,
  • Paradise Street,
  • Subtle bodies

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