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Nikolaj Arcel

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Years active  Since 2002
Parents  Arne Arcel, Libby Arcel
Name  Nikolaj Arcel
Siblings  Nastja Arcel
Role  Filmmaker
Nieces  Mathilde Arcel Fock

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Born  25 August 1972 (age 43) (1972-08-25) Copenhagen, Denmark
Occupation  Film director, screenwriter
Movies  A Royal Affair, The Girl with the Dragon T, The Keeper of Lost Cau, The Absent One, Island of Lost Souls
Similar People  Mikkel Folsgaard, Rasmus Heisterberg, Johann Friedrich Struensee, Caroline Matilda of Great Brit, Christian VII of Denmark

Partner  Rosalinde Mynster (2010–)

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Nikolaj Arcel (born 25 August 1972) is a Danish filmmaker and screenwriter. He is best known for his 2012 film A Royal Affair which won two prizes at the Berlin International Film Festival and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards, as well as the 2017 American film The Dark Tower. He is based in Hollywood, where he is working on a feature adaptation of Don Winslow's The Power of the Dog and a remake of Hitchcock's Rebecca for Dreamworks.


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Early life

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Arcel was born and raised in Copenhagen. His mother, Libby Tata Arcel, is a psychologist from the Greek island of Mytilene, while his father, Arne Arcel, is an architect from Denmark. His parents divorced when he was seven. His elder sister is actress Nastja Arcel. He attended Bernadotte School in Hellerup and secondary school at Øster Borgerdyd Gymnasium. He then enrolled at the National Film School of Denmark from where he graduated as film director in 2001. His graduation project, the short film Woyzeck’s Last Symphony, won the Grand Prix at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.


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Arcel made his debut in 2004 with the political thriller King's Game, which won him the award for Best Director at the Danish Film Academy Awards. It was followed by the adventure film Island of Lost Souls in 2007 and the generational comedy Truth About Men in 2010.

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After experiencing an international breakthrough with A Royal Affair, he moved to Hollywood to pursue a career in filmmaking there. He directed the film adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower. The film began principal photography in early 2016 and was released on 4 August, 2017.

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Arcel will be directing the movie Fables for Warner Bros.


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  • King's Game (2004)
  • Island of Lost Souls (2007)
  • Truth About Men (2010)
  • A Royal Affair (2012)
  • The Dark Tower (2017)
  • Fables (TBA)
  • Screenwriter

  • Klatretøsen (2002)
  • King's Game (2004)
  • Island of Lost Souls (2007)
  • Cecilie (2007)
  • Fightgirl Ayse (2007)
  • Journey to Saturn (2008)
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
  • Truth About Men (2010)
  • A Royal Affair (2012)
  • Kvinden i Buret - The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013)
  • The Dark Tower (2017)
  • Short film

  • Woyzecks sidste symfoni (2001)
  • Television series

  • Millennium (2 episodes)
  • Awards

    Academy Awards
  • Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards (nomination)
  • Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Foreign Film, 70th Golden Globe Awards (nominated)
  • Berlin International Film Festival
  • Best Script, 62nd Berlin International Film Festival (won)
  • César Awards
  • 38th César Awards (nominated)
  • Other
  • 2004 Best Director, Danish Film Academy Awards (won)
  • 2012 Dreyer Award
  • References

    Nikolaj Arcel Wikipedia