15 Facts About Kelly Marcel


Kelly Marcel was born on 10 January 1974 and is a British screenwriter, actress and television producer.


Kelly Marcel co-wrote the film Saving Mr Banks and wrote the film Fifty Shades of Grey, and created and served as executive producer of the television series Terra Nova.


Kelly Marcel has played minor roles in television series such as The Bill, Holby City, and Casualty.


Kelly Marcel had a largely non-speaking role as Young Vera in the 1994 television film adaptation of A Dark-Adapted Eye.


Kelly Marcel eventually quit acting to pursue writing, while working part-time in Prime Time Video, a video rental shop in Battersea, London.


Kelly Marcel wrote it for her dad, who had been telling her about the supercontinent Gondwanaland and reading a Stephen Hawking book on time travel.


Kelly Marcel, who had just seen Al Gore's 2006 global warming documentary An Inconvenient Truth, combined these three influences into the script.


Gondwanaland Highway was almost picked up by Carnival Films, the UK production company behind Downton Abbey, when producer Aaron Kaplan persuaded Kelly Marcel to bring the show to America instead.


Kelly Marcel sold a script about death row, titled Westbridge, to Showtime.


Kelly Marcel worked on the script with director Thomas Schlamme.


Kelly Marcel was approached by Ruby Films' Alison Owen to work on a project about Mary Poppins author P L Travers and her relationship with Walt Disney for BBC Films, based on an earlier draft by Sue Smith.


Kelly Marcel was nominated for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer at the 67th Annual BAFTA Awards.


Kelly Marcel was one of the writers on Sony's Venom adaptation, alongside Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner.


Kelly Marcel returned to write the script for the sequel.


In October 2022, it was announced that Kelly Marcel would serve as director for Venom 3, in addition to writing and producing it.