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Philip Pullman Net Worth

Philip Pullman Net Worth is
$850,000

Philip Pullman Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Philip Pullman CBE, FRSL (born 19 October 1946) is a British writer. He is the author of several best-selling books, most notably the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials and the fictionalised biography of Jesus, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. In 2008, The Times named Pullman one of the "50 greatest British writers since 1945".Northern Lights, the first book of the His Dark Materials trilogy, won the 1995 Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's outstanding English-language children's book. For the 70th anniversary of the Medal it was named one of the top ten winning works by a panel, composing the ballot for a public election of the all-time favourite. Northern Lights won the public vote from that shortlist and was thus named the all-time "Carnegie of Carnegies" on 21 June 2007. It has been adapted as a film under its U.S. title, The Golden Compass.
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Date Of BirthOctober 19, 1946
Place Of BirthNorwich, Norfolk, England, UK
ProfessionWriter, Actor
EducationExeter College, Oxford
Star SignLibra
#Quote
1[on the conclusion of the "Dark Materials" Trilogy] The God who dies is the God of burners of heretics, the hangers of witches, the persecutors of Jews, the officials who recently flogged that poor girl in Nigeria for having been forced to have sex - all these people claim to know with absolute certainty that their God wants them to do these things. Well, I take them at their word, and I say in response...that God needs to die.
2[Neil] Gaiman has a rich imagination... and an ability to tackle large themes.
3So I'm caught between the words 'atheistic' and 'agnostic'. I've got no evidence whatever for believing in a God. But I know that all the things I do know are very small compared with the things that I don't know. So maybe there is a God out there. All I know is that if there is, he hasn't shown himself on earth.
4This recent Doctor Who (2005), since Russell T. Davies came back and started having a hand in it, has been wonderful. I've really enjoyed it. David Tennant is terrific. Billie Piper was wonderful as Rose.
5We need joy, we need a sense of meaning and purpose in our lives, we need a connection with the universe, we need all the things the Kingdom of Heaven used to promise us but failed to deliver.
6[talking about his "His Dark Materials" trilogy] I think what I would say to the people who criticise me for besmirching their religion and telling children that they should all go out and be Satanists is simply this. What qualities in human beings does the story celebrate and what qualities does it condemn? And an honest reading of the story would have to admit that the qualities that the story celebrates and praises are love, kindness, tolerance, courage, open-heartedness; and the qualities that the story condemns are cruelty, intolerance, zealotry, fanaticism. Well who could quarrel with that?
7Accepting the Carnegie Medal in 1996: "All stories teach, whether the storyteller intends them to or not. They teach the world we create. They teach the morality we live by. They teach it much more effectively than moral precepts and instructions ... We don't need lists of rights and wrongs, tables of do's and don'ts: we need books, time, and silence. 'Thou shalt not' is soon forgotten, but 'Once upon a time' lasts forever."
8[his reply to the question "what do you do about writer's block?"] "I don't believe in it. All writing is difficult. The most you can hope for is a day when it goes reasonably easily. Plumbers don't get plumber's block, and doctors don't get doctor's block; why should writers be the only profession that gives a special name to the difficulty of working, and then expects sympathy for it?"
9Stories are the most important thing in the world. Without stories, we wouldn't be human beings at all.
#Fact
1Oxford, Oxfordshire, England [May 2009]
2With a beautiful letter, he convinced Nicole Kidman to take the role as Marisa Coulter in The Golden Compass (2007).
3Was once a school teacher.
4Children: James, Thomas.
5Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, vol. 134, pages 376-385. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
6He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2004 New Year's Honours List for his services to Literature.
7Film rights to his young adult fantasy novella "Clockwork" were optioned by Universal, for children's television producer Ilene Staple, in 2002.
8Winner (22 January 2002) of the Whitbread Book of the Year prize for "The Amber Spyglass", the third of the "His Dark Materials" trilogy.

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Adventures of John Blakeannounced
The Butterfly Tattoo2009novel
The Golden Compass2007novel "Northern Lights"
The Shadow in the North2007TV Movie novel
Masterpiece Classic2006TV Series novel - 1 episode
The Ruby in the Smoke2006TV Movie novel
I Was a Rat2001TV Mini-Series novel - 3 episodes
How to Be Cool1988TV Series 3 episodes

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Canal Journeys2015TV SeriesHimself - Author
The Secret World of Lewis Carroll2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Writer
Great Welsh Writers2013TV Series documentaryHimself
How to Write2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Author
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - Author
Picture Book2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Armoured Bears: The Panserbjørne of Svalbard2008Video documentary shortHimself
Oxford: Lyra's Jordan2008Video shortHimself
Production Design: The Emotional Fabric of a Parallel World2008Video documentary shortHimself
The Alethiometer: Creating the Truth Measure2008Video documentary shortHimself
The Golden Compass: Costumes2008Video documentary shortHimself
The Golden Compass: Daemons2008Video documentary shortHimself
The Launch: Releasing the Film 'The Golden Compass'2008Video shortHimself
The Novel: Author Philip Pullman and the Consequences of Curiosity2008Video documentary shortHimself
HBO First Look2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Why Atheism?2005Video documentaryHimself
The Culture Show2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Breakfast with Frost2002TV SeriesHimself

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2008HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Long FormThe Golden Compass (2007)

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