Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones (born May 30, 1971) is a well-known British filmmaker, best known for his work filmmaking such as Moon, Source Code, Warcraft, and Mute. He also works as a screenwriter and producer.
Duncan Jones‘ directorial debut, Moon, earned him the highly coveted BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Debut. He’s the son of Angie Bowie, an American actress, model journalist, and legendary English music producer and singer David Bowie.
British film director
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Full Name:||Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones|
|Stage Name:||Duncan Jones|
|Born:||30 May 1971 (age 52 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Beckenham, United Kingdom|
|Education:||Vanderbilt University, University of London|
|Parents:||David Bowie, Angie Bowie|
|Siblings:||Alexandria Zahra Jones, Zulekha Haywood, Stacia Larranna Celeste Lipka|
|Spouse:||Rodene Ronquillo (m. 2012)|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||N/A|
|Children:||Stenton Jones, Zowie Jones|
|Occupation:||Filmmaker • Producer|
|Net Worth:||$70 million|
Early Life & Education
Duncan Jones was born in Beckenham, United Kingdom, on the 30th of May, 1971. His family’s tapestry was interspersed with his father famous David Bowie, and his first wife, Angela Bowie. Alongside his siblings who were Alexandria Zahra Jones, Zulekha Haywood along Stacia Lasranna Celeste Lipka His upbringing was coloured.
Duncan Jones‘ fascination with film began early which led him to study philosophical studies at the College of Wooster in Ohio, United States. He started the Ph.D. journey at Vanderbilt University, but the lure of filmmaking shifted his course. London Film School awarded him a master’s degree in filmmaking.
Education was always a recurring theme. With a degree in philosophy of the University of London, Duncan Jones’s films reflected philosophical themes. They shaped the way storytelling was told and character characterization when he debated, viewed at the world from different angles, and portrayed complex personas.
Duncan Jones embarked on his cinematic journey out of commercials to make his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed “Moon” in 2009, with Sam Rockwell. The film’s uniqueness and enlightening essence won praise. The cinematic story was followed by hits such as Source Code and Warcraft. But, besides the large television screen, Jones took on an artist’s hat and recorded albums under the pseudonym Zowie.
In 2002 2002, 2002, the London Film School was his place of creative inspiration where he honed his directorial and screenwriting abilities. Duncan Jones‘ short film Whistle (2002) was awarded the Best Short Film award at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) which opened the way for his transition towards feature films. Moon (2009) was his peak, weaving separation of the human condition, identity, and subtleties. The film was highly praised for its nimble storytelling and stunning visuals and for securing an award from an award from the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut.
Source Code (2011) with Jake Gyllenhaal and Jake Gyllenhaal, demonstrated his skill in blending sci-fi and human stories. The film received both praise as well as commercial success. Warcraft (2016) was based on an online game and has gained international interest, even though it received mixed feedback. Duncan Jones‘ journey into science fiction continued through the film Mute (2018) the first Netflix original. His talent extended to directing scenes from Electric Dreams (2017) and Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2019).
Duncan Jones‘ trademark is creating thought-provoking stories that are accompanied by captivating images. His unique voice is a hit when it comes to science fiction and challenging the boundaries of genre. Outside of cinema, his love for video games is apparent and fuels his desire to adapt Rogue Trooper and be a part of Destiny. As the pages of history change, Jones remains an iconic cinematic figure, his future stories are eagerly awaited as he explores new horizons of storytelling.
- Twitter handle is Duncan Jones (@ducdunc)
- Twitter user name: Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon)
- TikTok account: Duncan Jones
Duncan Jones proposed to photographer Rodene Ronquillo on June 28th the 28th of June, 2012. The wedding was held on November 6 on the 6th of November, 2012. The day before, Rodene Ronquillo was diagnosed with breast cancer.
The couple has worked hard to help early diagnosis and to increase awareness of the disease. On the 10th of July, 2016, Ronquillo gave birth to their first child, a son.
Duncan Jones wed photographer Rodene Ronquillo in 2012 with two kids, Stenton Jones and Zowie Jones.
- Moon (2009)
- Source Code (2011)
- Warcraft (2016)
- Mute (2018)
Duncan Jones‘ accumulated net worth is estimated to be around $70 million. In addition to his successful acting career, he has worked as a producer and director.
Duncan Jones has received numerous awards and nominations for his work, including a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Moon. He continues to advocate for Parkinson’s disease awareness and research and regularly participates in fundraising events and campaigns.