DUNCAN ZOWIE JONES (/ˈdʌŋkən ˈzoʊi ˈdʒoʊnz/ ; born 30 May
1971) is an English film director, film producer, and screenwriter.
He is best known for directing the science fiction film Moon (2009),
winning the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer,
Director or Producer ,
Source Code (2011) and Warcraft (2016). He is
the son of late English singer
* 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Personal life * 4 Filmography * 5 References * 6 External links
Jones was born in Bromley, London , the only child from the marriage
Jones spent time growing up in London,
At the age of 12, Zowie decided that he preferred to be called "Joey", and used this nickname until shortening it to "Joe" in his later teen years. The press reported that he went by "Joe" in 1992 when attending his father's wedding to Iman. At this wedding he was the best man. Whilst growing up, Jones dreamed of becoming a professional wrestler , and his father frequently praised what he called Jones' "natural strength." He reverted to his birth name around the age of 18.
By 1995, Jones graduated with a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the College of Wooster . He then pursued a Ph.D degree at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, but left before completion to attend London Film School , where he then graduated as a director in 2001.
Jones was one of many cameramen at his father's widely televised 50th
birthday party directed by Englishman
Tim Pope at Madison Square
Garden in 1997 and also at two BowieNet concerts at Roseland Ballroom
in New York City in June 2000. He was also the in-game cinematics
director for the political simulator Republic: The Revolution , as
well as scripting elements of the game. Jones with his father
Jones directed the 2006 campaign for the French Connection fashion label. The concept of 'Fashion vs Style' was to re-invigorate the brand and move it away from the former incarnation of FCUK, which style pundits believed had become tired and overused. The advert debuted in the week ending 20 February 2006 and featured two women (representing fashion and style) fighting and briefly kissing each other. The advertisement generated 127 complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority .
Jones's first feature film, Moon , was nominated for seven British Independent Film Awards in 2009, and won two, Best British Independent Film, and the Douglas Hickox Award for Best British Director on their debut feature. It was also nominated for two BAFTA Awards at the 2010 ceremony, winning Jones the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer . There have been 19 other nominations and wins for the film, from film festivals and societies, including the BAFTA Carl Foreman Award.
He directed the Summit Entertainment project Source Code , a science-fiction thriller from Vendome Pictures, which was produced by Mark Gordon . Source Code was released on DVD and Blu-ray on 26 July 2011 in the United States.
On 30 January 2013, Jones was announced to direct the Warcraft film
adaptation , which was released in the summer of 2016. In November
2015, Jones announced his next film after Warcraft will be the science
fiction thriller Mute , starring
Alexander Skarsgard and
Paul Rudd .
Jones had been developing the project for years and described it as a
"spiritual sequel" to Moon, inspired by
Ridley Scott 's
Blade Runner .
The film, set in
Jones is the half-brother of Alexandria "Lexi" Jones (born 2000), the daughter of his father and his father's second wife, the fashion model Iman . He is also the half-brother of Stacia Larranna Celeste Lipka (born 1980) from his mother's relationship with musician Drew Blood (real name Andrew Lipka). He has a stepsister , Zulekha Haywood (born 1978), who is the daughter of Iman and former NBA basketball player Spencer Haywood , Iman's second husband.
YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES
BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or
BIFA Douglas Hickox Award
Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Gold
Fantastic\'Arts Jury Prize
2011 Source Code Director
2016 Warcraft Co-writer, director
2018 Mute Co-writer, director
* ^ A B C Buckley, David (2005) . Strange Fascination – David
Bowie: The Definitive Story (Revised & Updated ed.). London: Virgin
Publishing . p. 90. ISBN 0-7535-1002-2 . On 30 May 1971, Bowie's son,
Duncan Zowie Jones, was born in
* ^ A B C "Duncan Jones: Creating his own space odyssey".. The
Guardian. Retrieved 14 January 2016
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