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William Nicholson was born in 1948 in England as William Benedict Nicholson. He is a producer and writer, known for Les Misérables (2012), Gladiator (2000) and Unbroken (2014). He has been married to Virginia Nicholson since 1988. They have three children. See full bio »


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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Gladiator Writer
Unbroken Writer
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 1986 Lovelaw (TV Series documentary) (producer)
  Everyman (TV Series documentary) (series editor - 38 episodes, 1979 - 1982) (producer - 22 episodes, 1977 - 1983)
- Mothervision (1983) ... (producer)
- Holy Father (1982) ... (series editor)
- The End of the Work Ethic (1982) ... (series editor)
- Woza Albert! (1982) ... (series editor)
- At the Hour of Death (1982) ... (series editor)
 1979 Heart of the Matter (TV Series documentary) (series editor - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1979) ... (series editor)
- Episode #1.6 (1979) ... (series editor)
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... (series editor)
- Testament of Georgi Vins (1979) ... (series editor)
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... (series editor)
 1975-1976 Anno Domini (TV Series) (producer - 3 episodes)
- Special: A Hard Road to Heaven - The Last Days of John Ogilvie (1976) ... (producer - as Bill Nicholson)
- God and Lord Hailsham (1975) ... (producer - as Bill Nicholson)
- Appeal to the Nation (1975) ... (producer - as Bill Nicholson)
Show Show Writer (24 credits)
Show Show Director (6 credits)
Show Show Actor (2 credits)
Show Show Self (8 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "The Retreat from Moscow," was performed at the Northlight Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Rondi Reed in the cast. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Bill Nicholson | William Francis Nicholson


Virginia Nicholson  (3 children)

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He earned his first Oscar nomination for writing the screenplay for Shadowlands (1993). The film also earned its leading lady Debra Winger an Oscar nomination as Best Actress. In 2010, 17 years after the film's release, she praised Nicholson's script to New York Times by calling it "the most literate script I've ever read. I was sad every day that I wouldn't ever say those lines again.". See more »

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