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Giles Gordon Net Worth

Giles Gordon Net Worth is
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Giles Gordon Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Giles Alexander Esmé Gordon (23 May 1940, Edinburgh – 14 November 2003, Edinburgh) was a Scottish literary agent and writer, based for most of his career in London.The son of an architect, Alexander Esmé Gordon (d.1993) and his wife Betsy, Gordon was educated at the Edinburgh Academy, an independent day school. Here he acted in school productions including Iolanthe, with future broadcaster Gordon Honeycombe, among others. After school, where he persistently failed examinations, he attended, for a time, Edinburgh College of Art, where his father lectured on architecture.In 1959, he joined the Edinburgh publisher, Oliver and Boyd, as a trainee; he remained as their employee for nearly four years. Following this, he moved to London in 1962, and was advertising manager for Secker and Warburg for a year, editor at Hutchinson in 1966 and then of the plays list at Penguin where he launched the Penguin Modern Playwrights series. He became editorial director at Gollancz in 1967 and stayed for five years, abolishing the uniform style in which the company's books had previously appeared. At this time he interviewed playwrights for the Transatlantic Review.In 1972, he clashed with the directors at Gollancz over their desire to remove some of the sex from a novel by Dennis Potter, and joined agent Anthony Shiel, later Sheil Land Associates, aiming to improve the terms for authors. Among the writers he represented at one time or another were Peter Ackroyd, John Fowles, Allan Massie, Penelope Mortimer, Vikram Seth, Sue Townsend, Barry Unsworth and Fay Weldon.He recognised the merits of an early Adrian (then Nigel) Mole sketch by Townsend, and persuaded her to turn it into a full-length book, which together with its sequel sold more copies than any other two books by the same author during the 1980s. Of wider significance, he suggested Spycatcher by Peter Wright, with Paul Greengrass, be written. The book, which the British government attempted to ban internationally, detailed allegations of a criminal activity by the security services in which the principal author had directly participated. As an agent, he was successful in securing larger fees for his clients, including a £650,000 advance for Peter Ackroyd's biographies of Blake and Dickens and a £250,000 advance for Vikram Seth's first novel and later £1.3 million for Two Lives, a memnoir of Seth's great uncle and aunt.He returned to his love of the theatre as drama critic for The Spectator (1983–84) and the London Daily News briefly published by Robert Maxwell in 1987. He also leaked bookish gossip to Private Eye and wrote their 'Bookworm' column.Breaking with his employer Shell Land in 1994, a court order prevented him from contact with his clients lest he poach them, he set up the Scottish office of Curtis Brown in 1994. The offshoot was quietly closed after Gordon's death.In 1966 he released a collection of poems, Two & Two Make One, which was published by Akros on a print run of 350 copies. He als
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Date Of Birth1940-05-23
Died2003-11-14
Place Of BirthEdinburgh, Scotland
ProfessionEditorial Department, Editor, Visual Effects

Editorial Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rising Star2014TV Series assistant editor - 4 episodes
Dancing with the Stars2008-2013TV Series assistant editor - 145 episodes
Tabatha's Salon TakeoverTV Series assistant editor - 42 episodes, 2008 - 2013 lead assistant editor - 1 episode, 2013
The Buried Life2010TV Series documentary lead assistant editor - 4 episodes
Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann2008TV Series assistant editor - 4 episodes
Dance with the Devil2006Documentary assistant editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dancing with the Stars2008TV Series 6 episodes

Visual Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Daredevil2003visual effects assistant coordinator

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Red Shoe Diaries1994TV Series set dresser - 1 episode

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