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List of notable or famous screenwriters from New Zealand, with bios and photos, including the top screenwriters born in New Zealand and even some popular screenwriters who immigrated to New Zealand. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Kiwi screenwriters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These screenwriters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known screenwriter from New Zealand is included when available.

List is made up of a variety of people, including Peter Jackson and Jemaine Clement.

This historic screenwriters from New Zealand list can help answer the questions "Who are some Kiwi screenwriters of note?" and "Who are the most famous screenwriters from New Zealand?" These prominent screenwriters of New Zealand may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Kiwi screenwriters.

Use this list of renowned Kiwi screenwriters to discover some new screenwriters that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (59 items)
Andrew Adamson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from New Zealand
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Andrew Ralph Adamson, MNZM is a New Zealand film director, producer and screenwriter based mainly in Los Angeles, where he made the blockbuster animation films, Shrek and Shrek 2 for which he received an Academy Award nomination. He was director, executive producer, and scriptwriter for C. S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Shooting took place in New Zealand, primarily in and around Auckland, but also in South Island where much of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed. He also worked on the movies Batman Forever and Batman & Robin as a visual effects supervisor. He was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2006 Queen's Birthday Honours List. ...more

Age: 51

Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

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Andrew Niccol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from New Zealand
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Andrew M. Niccol is a New Zealand screenwriter, producer, and director. He wrote and directed Gattaca, S1m0ne, In Time, and Lord of War. He also wrote and co-produced The Truman Show, which earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay in 1999 and won a BAFTA award for Best Screenplay. His films tend to explore social, cultural and political issues. His upcoming film Good Kill has been selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 71st Venice International Film Festival. ...more

Age: 58

Birthplace: Paraparaumu, New Zealand

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Anna Campion is a film director and screenwriter. ...more

Age: 66

Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

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Anthony McCarten is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from New Zealand
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Anthony McCarten is a New Zealand-born novelist, filmmaker and playwright. He lives in London and Los Angeles. ...more

Age: 57

Birthplace: New Plymouth, New Zealand

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