About Nikolaj Arcel

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.

Early life

Arcel was born and raised in Copenhagen. His mother, Libby Tata Arcel, is a psychologist from the Greek city Mytilene, on the island of Lesbos, 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 …Read more on Wikipedia