By the time he reached his tenth birthday he had decided to become a writer. At the start of his career Nicholson worked for the BBC as a director of documentary films with numerous works to his credit  between the mids and mids.
He gained renown as a novelist and playwright when the first book of his popular Wind On Fire trilogy won the Blue Peter best book award and the Smarties Gold Award for best children's book. He has written several novels and fantasy books. He also turned Shadowlands , based on the relationship between C.
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He later worked as a writer on the Academy Award winning epic Gladiator , and wrote and directed the film Firelight. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other people named William Nicholson, see William Nicholson disambiguation.
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