Duncan Jones is a British film director, producer and screenwriter.
He was born on May 30, 1971, in Bromley, London, England, as Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones.
He is the son of the late legendary musician David Bowie and his first wife, Angie Bowie.
Jones studied philosophy at the College of Wooster in Ohio, USA, before pursuing a career in filmmaking.
He earned a Master’s degree in Arts in directing from the London Film School in 2001.
Jones made his directorial debut with the science fiction film Moon in 2009, which he also wrote and produced.
The film was critically acclaimed and won several awards, including the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer.
He went on to direct the 2011 action thriller Source Code and the 2016 fantasy film Warcraft, based on the popular video game franchise.
Jones has also directed several commercials and music videos, including for his father’s songs Blackstar and Life on Mars?
In addition to his work in film, Jones is also a video game designer and co-founder of the video game development company, Studio Output.
Duncan Jones children
As of 2021, Jones had two children.
In 2012, he married photographer Rodene Ronquillo, and welcomed their first child, a son named Stenton David Jones, in July 2016.
Stenton’s middle name is a tribute to Jones’ father, David Bowie, who passed away in January 2016.
In November 2020, Jones and Rodene announced the birth of their second child, a daughter named Zowie.
The couple has not shared any further details about Elliot’s birth or early life.
Jones is a private individual who prefers to keep his personal life out of the public eye.
He rarely shares information about his family or personal life on social media or in interviews.
Duncan Jones career
Jones has made a name for himself in the film industry with his unique and thought-provoking films.
He began his career in the film industry as a director with his debut feature film Moon in 2009.
The film was a critical and commercial success and earned Jones a BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer.
Moon is a science fiction film that explores themes of identity, isolation and the nature of humanity.
Jones followed up Moon with the 2011 film Source Code, which starred Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan.
The film was another critical and commercial success and cemented Jones’ reputation as a talented director.
Source Code is a science fiction thriller that follows a soldier who is sent back in time to prevent a terrorist attack.
In 2016, Jones directed the film adaptation of the popular video game Warcraft.
The film was a commercial success, grossing over $433 million worldwide, but received mixed reviews from critics.
Jones’ most recent film is the 2018 Netflix original film Mute, which he wrote and directed.
The film is a science fiction noir set in a futuristic Berlin and stars Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux.