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Nicholas Meyer

Nicholas Meyer

Noted author, screenwriter and director Nicholas Meyer made his directorial debut in 1979 with Time After Time, a film for which he also wrote the screenplay that brought him an Edgar Allen Poe Award nomination.

Meyer went on to direct the features Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, Volunteers, The Deceivers, Company Business, Vendetta Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, for which he also received screenwriter credit. He directed the apocalyptic television drama The Day After, and co-wrote The Night that Panicked America, for which he shared an Emmy Award nomination with Anthony Wilson for Outstanding Writing in a Special.

Among his screenwriting credits are The Informant, Voices, Sommersby, the hit thriller Fatal Attraction, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and Invasion of the Bee-Girls. The Seven-Per-cent Solution, which he adapted from his best-selling novel of the same name, brought Meyer an Oscar nomination and a Writers Guild nomination, and his telefilm, Judge Dee and the Monastery Murder, earned another Edgar nomination. He was also a participating writer on the Disney animation hit The Prince of Egypt and wrote the acclaimed television adaptation The Odyssey.

Also an author, Meyer has published three novels that continue the Sherlock Holmes legend: The Seven-Per-cent Solution (winner of the Golden Dagger, Britain's highest honor for crime fiction), The West End Horror and The Canary Trainer, as well as Target Practice and the autobiographical Confessions of a Homing Pigeon. He co-authored, with Barry Jay Kaplan, the novel The Black Orchid.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Nicholas Meyer Facts

OccupationDirector, Screenwriter, Producer
BirthdayDecember 24, 1945 (71)
SignCapricorn
BirthplaceUSA

Selected Filmography

Not available.