6 of our favourite author cameos in films – did you spot them?

Here are six authors who made their mark (and cameos) in the film adaptations of their novels. From drug dealers to disgruntled diners, were you eagle-eyed enough to spot them?

1. Lee Child as a police officer in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

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Author Lee Child has made cameos in both adaptations of his action-packed thrillers. In Jack Reacher (based on One Shot) he played a member of airport security, while in Never Go Back he reappears as a police officer. Both characters see Child handing lead actor Tom Cruise his possessions - symbolic of the author handing over creative responsibility. Watch the making of Lee Child's cameo in Never Go Back here.

2. S.E. Hinton as a nurse in The Outsiders

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3. Irvine Welsh as a drug dealer in Trainspotting

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4. John Irving as a referee in The World According to Garp

5. Kathryn Stockett on a church pew in The Help

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6. John le Carré as a restaurant diner in The Night Manager

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