Written by Dan Malone on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh has said that he’s interested in taking the helm for a film, but not one of his own. “I wouldn’t direct my own books. I would direct a movie from somebody else’s book that I liked, or I would direct an original screenplay I wrote myself, but when you’ve written something […]

Written by Ella Thomson on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Irvine Welsh is interested in developing a television adaptation of Trainspotting. “I’ve talked to Andrew McDonald who produced Trainspotting, about shooting Trainspotting as a 10-part series with the same actors and then doing a series of of the book Porno a couple of years down the line,” Welsh told the Daily Record in Scotland. “I […]

Written by Julie Vegas on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh says he thinks kids should take drugs after they watch his new movie Ecstasy.

Written by Jenny Brady on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Irvine Welsh almost lost the draft for his prequel of Trainspotting, Skagboys, because it was stored on an old Amstrad disk.


Irvine Welsh is a Scottish novelist, best known for his novel Trainspotting. The novel was adapted into a very successful film in 1996. In addition to Trainspotting, his work has been adapted to both film and theatre.