Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby

Highest Rated: 97% Brooklyn (2015)

Lowest Rated: 50% Fever Pitch (1997)

Birthday: Apr 17, 1957

Birthplace: Redhill, England, UK

Both lightly whimsical and darkly melancholy, novelist and screenwriter Nick Hornby channeled his unyielding love for pop music and Arsenal football into a series of successful novels that often featured adult men struggling to grow up while refusing to let go of their obsessions - usually for pop music or Arsenal football. Though he carved out a niche as the writer of literature that focused on angst-ridden men, he also managed to fulfill a long-held ambition to write feature films. While his first novel, Fever Pitch, was adapted in both 1997 and 2005, the Americanized version of his second work, "High Fidelity" (2000), became something of a cult classic in the United States. But it was the adaptation of "About A Boy" (2002), starring Hugh Grant, that brought serious critical acclaim to a film based on his work and put Hornby on the public's radar. He continued to produce quality novels, and adapted the work of another author for the coming-of-age drama, "An Education" (2009), which earned him several award nominations and launched a second career as a successful screenwriter.




83% 74% Juliet, Naked Executive Producer $3.4M 2018
97% 87% Brooklyn Screenwriter $38.3M 2015
88% 75% Wild Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$37.7M 2014
93% 80% An Education Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$12.6M 2009
93% 55% About a Boy Writer,
Executive Producer
$40.6M 2002
91% 90% High Fidelity Writer $27.3M 2000
50% 59% Fever Pitch Writer $113.4K 1997


94% 82% State of the Union Executive Producer,
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