|Born||3 April 1947|
|Alma mater||Cambridge University|
|Employer||Financial Times (1973–2019)|
|Awards||British Press Awards Critic of the Year (1985; 2002)|
Andrews was educated at Lancing College in West Sussex, England. After studying English at Jesus College, Cambridge, Andrews began his career as an editor on the British Film Institute's Cinema One book series and as a critic for its publications Sight & Sound and the Monthly Film Bulletin. He first contributed to the Financial Times on 12 May 1972 and became the regular weekly reviewer from 23 March 1973. He has written books on John Travolta, Arnold Schwarzenegger and the film Jaws (1975). On 20 December 2019, it was announced by the Financial Times that Andrews would step down as their weekly film critic after 46 years in the position.
Andrews participated in the 2012 Sight & Sound critics' poll, where he listed his ten favorite films as follows: Aguirre, The Wrath of God, Annie Hall, Citizen Kane, The Godfather: Part II, Hour of the Wolf, Melancholia, Spirited Away, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Vertigo, and The Wild Bunch.
- True Myths of Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Life and Times of Arnold Schwarzenegger, from Pumping Iron to Governor of California (1996, rev. 2003)
- Travolta: The Life (1998)
- "Jaws": The Ultimate A-Z (1999)
- Andrews, Nigel (Summer 2010). "Less and More - Nigel Andrews". DGA Quarterly Magazine. Directors' Guild of America. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
- ANDREWS, Nigel John, Who's Who 2015, A & C Black, 2015; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014
- Andrews, Nigel (20 December 2019). "My 50 years as a film critic". www.ft.com. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
- Sickness can be fun, Financial Times, 12 May 1972, page 3
- 1776 and All That, Financial Times, 2 March 1973
- Andrews, Nigel (1991) [11 August 1983]. "Michael Cimino". In Andrew Britton (ed.). Talking Films: The Best of the Guardian Film Lectures. London, England: Fourth Estate Ltd. p. 246. ISBN 1-872180-17-5.
- "Nigel Andrews - biography". Bloomsbury Publishing. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
- "FT film critic Nigel Andrews to step down after 46 years and 10,000 reviews". Financial Times. 20 December 2019. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
- "British Press Awards: Past winners". Press Gazette. Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
- Cline, Rich (10 November 2019). "Film Section welcomes new members". The Critics' Circle. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
- "Nigel Andrews | BFI". www2.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 26 October 2020.