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Nikolaj Arcel

Nikolaj Arcel was born on August 25, 1972 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a writer and director, known for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009), A Royal Affair (2012) and The Absent One (2014). See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 13 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 The Dark Tower (screenplay) (announced)
 2014 The Absent One (concept - as Arcel)
 2013 Antboy (storyline)
 2013 The Keeper of Lost Causes (writer)
 2012 A Royal Affair (screenplay)
 2011 Ronal the Barbarian (storyline consultant)
 2010 Truth About Men (writer)
 2010 Millennium (TV Mini-Series) (screenplay - 2 episodes)
- Del 2 - Män som hatar kvinnor (2010) ... (screenplay)
- Del 1 - Män som hatar kvinnor (2010) ... (screenplay)
 2009 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (screenplay)
 2008 Journey to Saturn (screenplay)
 2007 Seducer's Fall (Documentary)
 2007/I Fighter
 2007 Cecilie
 2004 King's Game (screenplay)
 2004 Catch That Kid (film "Klatretøsen")
 2001 Meningen med Flemming (Short) (screenplay)
 2001 Woyzecks sidste symfoni (Short)
 2001 The Chosen 7 (TV Series) (idea - 12 episodes)
- Emanuel Carstens (2001) ... (idea)
- Emil Jansens sidste færd (2001) ... (idea)
- Glyphtografen (2001) ... (idea)
- Kriegers Eliksir (2001) ... (idea)
- Boksen (2001) ... (idea)
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[why he makes such different films] I have this idea that I wanna make a movie within every genre before I die.


Graduated from the National Film School of Denmark (Den Danske Filmskole) in 2001. See more »

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