Nikolaj Arcel

(1972 – )

Director and scriptwriter. Born 25/8 1972. Graduate of the National Film School of Denmark, 2001.

Arcel made his feature film debut with 'King's Game' (2004), the first-ever Danish political thriller. Arcel breathed new life into Danish chrildren and teen films with the effect-laden 'Island of Lost Souls' (2007). He also directed the Oscar-nominated 'A Royal Affair' (2012), which was honoured with two Silver Bears at the Berlinale. He made his international debut with 'The Dark Tower' (2017).

Arcel has worked as a screenwriter on all titles in the cinematic adaptation of Jussi Adler-Olsen's 'Department Q'-series as well as a number of titles such as 'Catch that Girl' (2002), the US remake in 2004, 'Fighter' (2007) and the massive mystery blockbuster 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' (2009).
Title Year Function Category
The Promised Land 2023 Direction, Screenplay DK/Feature
Viktor mod verden 2023 Script consultant DK/Feature
Riders of Justice 2020 Idea DK/Feature
Ninna 2019 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
The Purity of Vengeance 2018 Screenplay DK/Feature
The Dark Tower 2017 Direction, Screenplay Feature
A Conspiracy of Faith 2016 Screenplay DK/Feature
The Absent One 2014 Screenplay, Idea DK/Feature
The Keeper of Lost Causes 2013 Screenplay, Concept DK/Feature
Antboy 2013 Screenplay DK/Feature
A Royal Affair 2012 Direction, Screenplay DK/Feature
Ronal Barbaren 2011 Script consultant DK/Feature
Truth About Men 2010 Direction, Screenplay DK/Feature
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2009 Screenplay Feature
Antichrist 2009 Script consultant DK/Feature
Journey to Saturn 2008 Screenplay, Dialogue director DK/Feature
Forførerens fald 2008 Consultant DK/Documentary
Island of lost souls 2007 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Cecilie 2007 Script DK/Feature
Fighter 2007 Co-writer DK/Feature
King's game 2004 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Catch That Kid 2004 Script Feature
Scratch 2003 Script consultant DK/Feature
The Accident 2003 Consultant DK/Short fiction
Catch that girl 2002 Script, Director: 2. unit DK/Feature
Woyzeck's last symphony 2001 Direction, Script, Pizzeriaejer DK/Short fiction
Life of Flemming 2001 Script DK/Short fiction
The Chosen 7 2001 Idea TV series
De vendte aldrig hjem 1997 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Nikolaj Arcel in trade directory