William Nicholson was born in 1948 in England. He is an editor and writer, known for Gladiator (2000), Les Misérables (2012) and First Knight (1995). He has been married to Virginia since 1988. They have three children.
present) (3 children)
Directed about 50 documentaries for the BBC, mid-1970s to mid-1980s
The first book in Nicholson's 'Wind on Fire' trilogy, 'The Wind Singer', won the Smarties Gold award and a Blue Peter best book award.
In his youth he went to a Roman Catholic monastic school in the English countryside near Bath.
Studied English Literature at Cambridge University.
He lives in Sussex England with his wife Virginia, and their three children.
Has twice been nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as author of a Best Play nominee: in 1991 for "Shadowlands" and in 2004 for "The Retreat from Moscow."
Nicholson's wife, Virginia, is the daughter of Quentin Bell, granddaughter of painter Vanessa Bell, and the great-niece of writer Virginia Woolf. A writer herself, she chronicled her Bohemian grandparents' generation in "Among the Bohemians: Experiments in Living 1900-1939" (William Morrow, 2002).