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Hossein Amini

Hossein Amini was born in Iran, and when he was 11 years old, he and his family moved to England. Amini's first screenplay was for the 1994 TV movie The Dying of the Light, which was directed by Peter Kosminsky. The TV movie covered the murder of Sean Devereux, an aid worker who was murdered in Somalia in 1993 for criticizing arms sales. It was ... See full bio »


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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Drive Writer
47 Ronin
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 2017 The Snowman (screenplay) (post-production)
 2017 The Alienist (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode) (announced)
- Episode #1.1 (2017)
 2016 Our Kind of Traitor (written by)
 2014 The Two Faces of January (written by)
 2013 47 Ronin (screenplay)
 2012 Snow White and the Huntsman (screenplay)
 2011/I Drive (screenplay)
 2010 Shanghai (written by)
 2008 Killshot (screenplay)
 2002 The Four Feathers (screenplay)
 1997 The Wings of the Dove (screenplay)
 1996 Deep Secrets (TV Movie)
 1996 Jude (screenplay)
 1992 The Dying of the Light (TV Movie)
 1989 Catch (Short)
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: Wrote an unused draft of Philip Pullman's novel "The Subtle Knife", the sequel to The Golden Compass (2007). The project was scrapped and the script unused, after disappointing box office results.

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Hoss Amini

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