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Nigel Andrews (born 3 April 1947)[1] is a film critic of the Financial Times. Having begun his career as an editor on the British Film Institute's Cinema One series and as a critic for its publications Sight & Sound and the Monthly Film Bulletin, he first contributed to the FT on 12 May 1972[2] and became the regular weekly reviewer from 23 March 1973.[3] He has written books on John Travolta, Arnold Schwarzenegger and the film Jaws.[4][5] He is a graduate of Cambridge University. In 1985 and 2002, Andrews was named Critic of the Year at the British Press Awards.[5][6]


  • 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)


  1. ^ ANDREWS, Nigel John, Who's Who 2015, A & C Black, 2015; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014
  2. ^ Sickness can be fun, Financial Times, 12 May 1972, page 3
  3. ^ 1776 and All That, Financial Times, 2 March 1973
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ a b "Nigel Andrews - biography". Bloomsbury Publishing. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
  6. ^ "British Press Awards: Past winners". Press Gazette. Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2011.

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