The ten best film adaptations
Wednesday 13 May 2009
Breakfast at Tiffany's, David Nicholls picks his finest literary adaptations.
David Nicholls trained as an actor before making the switch to writing. His TV credits include the third series of Cold Feet, Rescue Me, and I Saw You, as well as adaptating works for the screen, including Simpatico, Starter for Ten (from his own novel) as well as Tess of the D’Urbervilles for the BBC. He also co-wrote And When Did You Last See Your Father.
His latest novel, One Day, will be published on 11 June. He has just started writing a blog on this site’s Independent Minds platform, for which auspicious occasion he has, chosen his favourite film adaptations, the adaptor’s adaptations.
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ONE DAY is a funny, poignant novel that brilliantly captures the experiences of a generation, from the bestselling author of STARTER FOR TEN.
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