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Christopher Priest (II)

Christopher Priest was born on July 14, 1943 in Cheadle, Cheshire, England as Christopher McKenzie Priest. He is a writer, known for The Prestige (2006), One Million Times (2017) and The Stooge (2019). He has been married to Leigh Kennedy since 1988. They have two children. He was previously married to Lisa Tuttle. See full bio »

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Known For

The Prestige Writer
The Stooge Writer


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 2019 The Stooge (Short)
 2017 One Million Times (TV Series)
 2009 The Sorting Out (Short)
 2006 The Prestige (novel)
 1981 Into the Labyrinth (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Treason (1981) ... (as Chris Priest)
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 2006 The Martians and Us (TV Series documentary)
 1980 A Better Read (TV Series)
- Science Fiction Books (1980) ... Self
 1977 Read All About It (TV Series)
- Episode #5.2 (1977) ... Self

Personal Details

Other Works:

Indoctrinaire. New York: Harper & Row, 1970. [novel] See more »

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[concerning an anecdote in his novel The Prestige about a Chinese stage magician who pretended to be crippled for his best trick to work:] Yes, that anecdote is genuine, and was what originally suggested the idea of the book. This particular magician is often muddled up with another one with an almost identical name, who is in some ways even more interesting. 'Chung Ling Soo' was actually an ... See more »


Living in Hastings, England, with wife Leigh Kennedy and their twin children, Elizabeth and Simon. See more »



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