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Brief about David Nicholls: By info that we know David Nicholls was born at 1966-11-30. And also David Nicholls is English Novelist.

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My 20s was a sea of worry. I worried about benefit forms, about being thrown out of my flat. I never went on holiday because I thought: 'What if an audition comes up?' I was a nervous wreck.

Tags: Sea, Thought, Worry

Screenwriting is always about what people say or do, whereas good writing is about a thought process or an abstract image or an internal monologue, none of which works on screen.

Tags: Good, Thought, Writing

There's no shortage of orphans in 19th-century literature, but it's hard to find a single happy, communicative, functional parental relationship in the whole of 'Great Expectations,' even among the minor characters.

Tags: Great, Happy, Single

This might sound really foolish, but when I came to Edinburgh in 1988 I had spent nearly all my life living south of Bristol, and I was just amazed that a city like Edinburgh was actually in the British isles.

Tags: Life, Living, Might

Well, it's so hard for books to take off. You give years of your life to something that probably won't happen, so when it does, it feels a little... unjust.

Tags: Happen, Hard, Life

When I was an actor, I worked with lots of men who had a bit of success early on, who were very good looking, who suddenly made a bit of money and who felt no embarrassment - and nor should they have done - about having a good time.

Tags: Good, Success, Time

When you're reading a book, you're always looking for the natural place to stop. With a movie, you can't really have that sense of it coming momentarily to a halt; there's pressure to keep the momentum up.

Tags: Book, Place, Sense

As a novelist, I'm incredibly lucky to make a living, but that doesn't mean that I don't lie awake at four o'clock in the morning, worrying.

Tags: Lie, Mean, Morning

At university, I used to write silly little sketches and monologues, but never fiction.

Tags: Silly, Used, Write

Fear and anxiety are great motivators for me.

Tags: Anxiety, Fear, Great

I identified with Pip from 'Great Expectations,' especially when I was younger; I had the same kind of gaucheness and uncertainty.

Tags: Great, Identified, Younger

I really was a terrible actor. I did it for years in my twenties because it was like being at university again.

Tags: Actor, Again, Terrible

I work three days at home, and two days in the British Library or the London Library, just to get out of the house and hide from the children.

Tags: Children, Home, Work

I would never complain about 'One Day' taking off, but it made me painfully self-conscious for a long time.

Tags: Off, Taking, Time

I've been a compulsive reader for as long as I can remember.

Tags: Compulsive, Reader, Remember

I've only ever been recognised in the street once. In Sweden, strangely.

Tags: Once, Street, Sweden

If there's anything I'm keen to get better at in my writing, then it's the writing of prose as opposed to the writing of dialogue.

Tags: Dialogue, Prose, Writing

Read a book at the right age and it will stay with you for life.

Tags: Age, Book, Life

Well, I don't think Hollywood's a dirty word at all, I love a lot of Hollywood films.

Tags: Dirty, Love, Word

A screenplay is really an instruction manual, and it can be interpreted in any number of ways. The casting, the choice of location, the costumes and make-up, the actors' reading of a line or emphasis of a word, the choice of lens and the pace of the cutting - these are all part of the translation.

Tags: Choice, Reading, Word
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