Andrew Niccol

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Andrew Niccol
Andrew Niccol by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Andrew Niccol (2012)
Born (1964-06-10) June 10, 1964 (age 50)
Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
Occupation Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer
Spouse(s) Rachel Roberts (2002–present)
Children Mia (b. 2000), Jack (b. 2003), Ava (b. 2008)

Andrew M. Niccol (born 10 June 1964[1]) is a New Zealand screenwriter, producer, and director. He wrote and directed Gattaca, S1m0ne, In Time, and Lord of War.[2] He also wrote and co-produced The Truman Show, which earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay in 1999 and won a BAFTA award for Best Screenplay. His films tend to explore social, cultural and political issues.[3][4][5]

His upcoming film Good Kill has been selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 71st Venice International Film Festival.[6][7]


Niccol was born in Paraparaumu, New Zealand, and grew up in Auckland, where he attended Auckland Grammar School beginning in 1973. He left New Zealand at age 21 and began directing TV ads in London. During production of S1m0ne, he met model Rachel Roberts, with whom he has two children.


Year Film Credited as
Director Producer Writer
1997 Gattaca Yes Yes
1998 The Truman Show Yes Yes
2002 S1m0ne Yes Yes Yes
2004 The Terminal Yes Story
2005 Lord of War Yes Yes Yes
2011 In Time Yes Yes Yes
2013 The Host Yes Yes
2014 Good Kill Yes Yes Yes





  1. ^ "Andrew Niccol biography and filmography". 1964-06-10. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  2. ^ "The Films of Andrew Niccol - Reviews by David Nusair". Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  3. ^ Bozzola, Lucia. "Andrew Niccol Biography". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Foley, Michael P. "Plato, Christianity, and the Cinematic Craft of Andrew Niccol". Project Muse. Retrieved 13 January 2014. (From: Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture Volume 9, Number 2, Spring 2006 pp. 43-67 | 10.1353/log.2006.0014)
  5. ^ "Andrew Niccol". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "International competition of feature films". Venice. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Venice Film Festival Lineup Announced". Deadline. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 

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