Scott, Gavin 1950–

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SCOTT, Gavin 1950–


Born 1950, in Kingston–upon–Hull, Yorkshire, England; raised in New Zealand; immigrated to the United States, 1993; married. Education: Victoria University of Wellington, B.A., 1971; attended Wellington Polytechnic, 1971. Avocational Interests: Collecting old toys.

Addresses: Agent—Original Artists, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Linda Seifert, Linda Seifert Management, 91 Berwick St., London W1F 0NE, England.

Career: Writer, director, and producer. New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation, television and radio reporter and producer, beginning c. 1971; Times, London, worked as reporter; BBC–Radio, reporter and program anchor, 1975–80; BBC–Television, news anchor, field reporter, and documentary filmmaker for series including Horizon, Newsnight, and Man Alive, beginning 1980; Channel 4 Television, documentary filmmaker for news programs, until 1990. Volunteer teacher in Sarawak, Borneo, c. 1967; Shelters (housing charity), England, former staff member. Liberal Party political candidate for the Parliament of Great Britain.

Awards, Honors: Writers Guild of America Award nomination, outstanding adapted long form category, 2002, for The Mists of Avalon.


Television Work; Series:

Creator and executive producer, The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, CBC, Sci–Fi Channel, and syndicated, c. 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, The Learning Channel, 2001.

Film Director:

Treasure Island Kids: The Battle of Treasure Island, Crystal Sky, 2004.


Teleplays; Series:

(With Terry Jones) Blazing Dragons (animated), Teletoon and The Disney Channel, 1992–1994.

The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, CBC, Sci–Fi Channel, and syndicated, c. 2000.

Teleplays; Miniseries:

The Mists of Avalon (based on the novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley; also known as Die Nebel von Avalon), TNT, 2001.

Earthsea, Sci–Fi Channel, 2004.

Teleplays; Movies:

The Snow Queen, The Hallmark Channel, 2002.

Teleplays; Episodic:

"Barcelona, May 1917," The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, ABC, 1992.

"Petrograd, July 1917," The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, ABC, 1993.

"The Trial," Space Rangers, CBS, 1994.

Author of "Prague, August 1917," an unaired episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, ABC.

Screenplays; With Others:

The Borrowers (based on the novels by Mary Norton), PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1997.

Small Soldiers (live action and animated), DreamWorks SKG, 1998.

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Adventures in the Secret Service (based on the television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles), Amblin Entertainment, 1999.

Touching the Void, IFC Films, 2003.

Treasure Island Kids: The Battle of Treasure Island, Crystal Sky, 2004.

Treasure Island Kids: The Monster of Treasure Island, Crystal Sky, 2004.

Journey to the Center of the Earth (based on the novel by Jules Verne), IMAX Corporation, 2005.

Scriptwriter (with Terry Jones) for Absolutely Anything.


Hot Pursuit, St. Martin's Press, 1977.

Flight of Lies, St. Martin's Press, 1980.

Revolution! (based on his teleplay "Petrograd, July 1917," The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles; story by George Lucas), Random House, 1992.

Gorgonites' Quest, Grosset & Dunlap, 1998.

Small Soldiers: The Junior Novelization (based on the film Small Soldiers), Grosset & Dunlap, 1998.

Author of a self–help manual for activists, How to Stop the Bomb.



Science Fiction Weekly,, September 6, 2004.

Two Evil Monks Guides,, September 6, 2004.

Writers Guild of America,, September 6, 2004.

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