Tony Lee

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Tony Lee
Born1970 (age 5051)
Hayes, Middlesex
Nationality British
Awards New York Times Bestselling List, Eagle Award

Tony Lee is a British comics writer, screenwriter, audio playwright, and novelist.


Early life

Born in 1970, Tony Lee attended Hayes Manor School, [1] now Rosedale College.


A #1 New York Times bestselling writer, [2] Lee has written for various UK and US comic publishers including 2000 AD , IDW Publishing, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Del Rey and Walker Books. He has also worked on X-Men Unlimited , Doctor Who , Superboy , Star Trek, Starship Troopers, [3] [4] [5] Sherlock Holmes and Spider-Man .

In 2008 Lee became the writer of the ongoing Doctor Who comic for IDW Publishing for both Tenth Doctor and Eleventh Doctor, and was one of the writers of the 2012 Star Trek: The Next Generation / Doctor Who crossover series.

Lee has also written audio dramas for Big Finish's Doctor Who, Confessions of Dorian Gray and Bernice Summerfield ranges, and has recently written a Robin of Sherwood audio drama for Spiteful Puppet / ITV. His novel Dodge & Twist was adapted by Lee into a full cast audio drama starring Matt Lucas for Audible/Amazon in 2019, and his adaptation of Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea starring Adrian Lester as Captain Nemo was released in August 2020.

In 2014, Lee began writing novels aimed at reluctant teen readers. In 2021 Lee announced that he was writing procedural crime novels for Hooded Man Publishing / Amazon under the pen name Jack Gatland.

In September 2011, it was announced[ citation needed ] that his graphic novel Hope Falls was optioned to a development deal by Future Films for an undisclosed fee. Lee had agreed to write the first draft, thus moving into screenplay writing. In addition to this he has also written for BBC One's medical drama Doctors and has script doctored for film and TV in both the UK and the US.

Tony is also a touring storyteller and writing lecturer, and has performed at libraries, events and schools around the world, including the 2009 and 2011 Edinburgh International Book Festivals, The Bath Literary Festival, the Newcastle Children's Book Festival, a 2009 tour of India for the British Council, the 2014 ComicPalooza Texas International Comic Con, and around a Wadi Rum bedouin campfire in Jordan in 2003.



DC Comics / Zuda

Del Rey / Random House

Dynamite Entertainment

Hachette Children's Books

Heavy Metal Publishing

IDW Publishing

Image Comics

Kickstart Entertainment

Markosia Publishing

Marvel Comics


MTV Comics

Panini Comics

Pegasus Publishing


The DFC / Random House

Titan Comics

Walker Books



Haven Book Group / Badger Learning

Ransom Publishing

Amazon Publishing

As Jack Gatland



  • Dodge & Twist
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea

Big Finish

  • Doctor Who: Rat Trap
  • Bernice Summerfield: Private Enemy No. 1
  • Bernice Summerfield: Vesuvius Falling
  • The Confessions of Dorian Gray: Ghosts of Christmas Past

Spiteful Puppet / ITV

  • Robin of Sherwood: The Trial of John Little

Film and TV

BBC Television



  1. "Comic book writer thanks top teacher". GetWestLondon. 14 July 2010. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  2. "Tony Lee To Top New York Times Bestseller List (UPDATE)". Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News. 2010-05-16. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  3. Johnson, Craig (October 21, 2004). "Tony Lee: I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper". Comics Bulletin. Archived from the original on March 15, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2009.
  4. Johnson, Craig (May 30, 2006). "Tony Lee on Drunk Guys and Troopers". Comics Bulletin. Archived from the original on March 15, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2009.
  5. Saunders, Steven (January 7, 2007). "Tony Lee: Comic Book Trooper". Comics Bulletin. Archived from the original on March 15, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2009.

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