David Nicholls

One Day, Nicholls became a best-selling author with a film adaptation under his belt...

David Nicholls

Biography

Date of birth: 30 November 1966

David Alan Nicholls is an English novelist and screenwriter and the middle of three siblings. He attended Barton Peveril sixth-form college at Eastleigh, Hampshire from 1983 - 1985. He attended Barton Peveril College, as did Colin Firth, with whom he would later collaborate with in And When Did You Last See Your Father? He then attended Bristol University in the 1980s before training as an actor at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.

Throughout Nicholls's twenties, he worked as a professional actor using the stage name David Holdaway, playeing small roles at various theatres, including the West Yorkshire, Playhouse and the Royal National Theatre. His novels include Starter for Ten (2003), The Understudy (2005), and One Day (2009).

Nicholls's novel One Day was adapted into a film in August 2011, starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. The novel follows Dexter and Emma after they spend the night together following their graduation from Edinburgh University in 1988. The novel visits their lives and their relationship on July 15 in successive years in each chapter for 20 years. The film received generally negative criticism, saying that the it lacked the depth and insight of Nicholls's novel.

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David Nicholls brings to bear all the wit and intelligence that graced ONE DAY in this brilliant, bittersweet novel about love and family, husbands and wives, parents and children. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014. 'I...
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Us (Hardback)

by David Nicholls

Format: Hardback 416 pages
Published: 30/09/2014
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

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One Day

One Day (Paperback)

by David Nicholls

Format: Paperback 448 pages
Published: 04/02/2010
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'I can imagine you at forty,' she said, a hint of malice in her voice. 'I can picture it right now.' He smiled without opening his... Read more

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The Understudy

The Understudy (Paperback)

by David Nicholls

Format: Paperback 416 pages
Published: 21/09/2006
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For Josh Harper, being in show-business means everything he ever wanted - money, fame, a beautiful wife, and a lead role on the London stage. For... Read more

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Starter for Ten

Starter for Ten (Paperback)

by David Nicholls

Format: Paperback 496 pages
Published: 19/07/2004
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It's 1985 and Brian Jackson has arrived at university with a burning ambition - to make it onto TV's foremost general knowledge quiz. But no... Read more

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