David Nicholls was born on 30 November, 1966 in Eastleigh and is best known for the popular books Starter for Ten, One Day and Us. As well as being an author, he is also a scriptwriter and has worked on the likes of Cold Feet, the BBC’s adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing and Bridget Jones’ Baby.
He starred in many productions while at college and also trained as an actor in New York before deciding to change his career path and writing Starter for Ten, a novel that was published in 2003.
Brian Jackson arrives at university in the mid-80s with a burning ambition: to make it onto TV's most popular general knowledge quiz. But as soon as he embarks on this mission, he finds himself falling hopelessly in love with his beautiful team-mate, the gorgeous and charismatic would-be actress Alice Harbinson. When she fails to fall for his slightly over-eager charms, Brian realises to capture her heart he's going to have to win the quiz show at any cost. Because everyone knows what a woman really wants is a man with a comprehensive grasp of general knowledge. Written by One Day author David Nicholls, Starter for Ten is a novel about love, class, growing up and the difference between knowledge and wisdom. In 2006, it was successfully adapted for a film on the big screen starring James Mcavoy.