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Jane Goldman

Goldman at the British Academy Television Awards 2009
Born Jane Loretta Anne Goldman
11 June 1970 (1970-06-11) (age 39)
Hammersmith, England
Nationality British
Occupation Writer, model,
television presenter
Spouse(s) Jonathan Ross (m. 1988–present) «start: (1988)»"Marriage: Jonathan Ross to Jane Goldman" Location: (linkback:

Jane Loretta Anne Goldman (born 11 June 1970) is an English screenwriter, author, model and television presenter. Between 2003 and 2004 she fronted her own paranormal series, Jane Goldman Investigates, on the channel Living.


Personal life

Goldman was born in Hammersmith, London. She first became romantically involved with TV presenter Jonathan Ross when she was a 16-year-old pop columnist for the Daily Star newspaper, and married him in 1988, when she was 18. They have since had three children: Betty Kitten (named after Bettie Page) born July 1991, Harvey Kirby (named after comic book artist Jack Kirby) born March 1994 and Honey Kinny born February 1997. The family lives in Hampstead, London, England.


Goldman worked as a staff writer on the multi-format computer games magazine Zero, circa 1990-1992. Whilst pregnant with Betty Kitten, she earned the nick name baby factory in one of the staff features.

Goldman wrote the novel Dreamworld, four non-fiction books for young adults, and the non-fiction, two-volume series The X-Files Book of the Unexplained, about the American television show. Goldman appears as a character in author Neil Gaiman's short story "The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch" (1996).

She was the co-writer of the screenplay for Stardust, based on Gaiman's novel, for which she won the 2008 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form. She also has two other screenplays currently in production: a thriller entitled The Debt and an action entitled Kick-Ass, a movie adaption of Mark Millar's comic. She is currently adapting a screenplay from Susan Hill's novel The Woman in Black.[1]

In June 2008 she was named Film-Maker of the Year at Glamour magazine's Women of the Year awards.


Jane Goldman Investigates

Goldman takes on several paranormal topics in her series, Jane Goldman Investigates. She has individual episodes about several aspects of the paranormal, including ghosts, clairvoyance, astrology and dowsing. She takes a very hands-on approach, attempting to perform many of the tasks she's investigating, such as tarot card-reading and astrology. She dedicates one month to each topic, begins meeting with experts in each field and at the end of each month is given a final test to see how well she has grasped the subject matter.

Goldman also looks at the scientific side of each subject and conducts experiments to further her investigation. For example, she set up an experiment with rune readings to see if people could pick their specific reading out of a group of many. While most of her shows are light-hearted and fun, a few delve into darker aspects of the paranormal, such as voodoo curses and poltergeists.

She did a monthly column in Total Guitar, where she was taught to play guitar by a professional musician.


She was also a lingerie model for Fantasie bras.[2]

Film credits

Year Film Notes
2007 Stardust co-writer (screenplay)
2010 Kick-Ass co-writer (screenplay)
2010 The Debt co-writer (screenplay and story)


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