Novelist and writer for film and television

Neil Cross is a British novelist, screenwriter and show-runner best known as the creator and sole writer of the multi-award-winning BBC crime thriller Luther, starring Idris Elba, for which he has twice been nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing.

He is currently show-runner of Mosquito Coast for Apple and is creator, writer and executive producer of The Sister for ITV.

Other screen credits include the international hit horror movie Mama, the acclaimed BBC spy drama Spooks, Doctor Who and Hard Sun.

Neil is the author of several novels including Always the Sun, which was longlisted for the 2004 Man Booker Prize and Luther: The Calling, which won the Ngaio Marsh Best Crime Novel Award in 2012. His bestselling memoir Heartland was shortlisted for the PEN/Ackerley Prize in 2006.

The Sister is adapted from his novel Burial.