12 Facts About Andrew Niccol


Andrew Niccol was born on 10 June 1964 and is a New Zealand screenwriter, producer, and director.


Andrew Niccol wrote and directed Gattaca, Simone, Lord of War, In Time, The Host, and Good Kill.


Andrew Niccol wrote and co-produced The Truman Show, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and won him the BAFTA Award in the same category.


Andrew Niccol's films tend to explore social, cultural and political issues, as well as artificial realities, simulations and the male gaze.


Andrew Niccol left New Zealand at age 21 and began directing TV ads in London, which he did for more than ten years before his directorial debut, Gattaca.


Andrew Niccol has directed the films Gattaca, Simone, Lord of War, In Time, The Host, and Good Kill.


Andrew Niccol has directed a short film entitled The Minutes, which is a documentary-esque, narrative tie-in to In Time that describes in more detail the world and characters from the film.

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In June 2021, Andrew Niccol was named as the director and writer of a film based on the Christchurch mosque shootings called They Are Us.


Andrew Niccol has written all the films he has directed and produced several of them.


In 1999, Andrew Niccol received the ALFS Award for "Screenwriter of the Year" from the London Critics Circle Film Awards for his screenwriting work on the screenplays of The Truman Show and Gattaca.


Andrew Niccol co-wrote the story for The Terminal, directed by Steven Spielberg.


Andrew Niccol served as an executive producer on the film.