Andrew Niccol biography
Date of Birth: June 10, 1964
New Zealand-born director Niccol is a self-described nomad who found his way
into film in London, where he became an acclaimed writer and director of
commercials. After working in the medium for ten years, he decided to take
on the feature film industry.
Moving to Los Angeles, he found a studio to produce his screenplay, the
sci-fi thriller Gattaca (1997). With the green light, Niccol took the helm
and directed his first feature length film. The film was a success and
Niccol continued to shine with his pen, scribing the even more successful
The Truman Show (1998), which he also produced. This film received praise
from critics, favorable box office numbers and garnered Niccol awards and
nominations from across the board including the Oscars, Golden Globes and
Niccol returned to the directors chair in the 21st century filming his
screenplay Simone (2002) starring Al Pacino.
He is married to Canadian actress Rachel Roberts. They have two children.
Andrew Niccol Filmography