Duncan Jones

Duncan Jones

Highest Rated: 92% Source Code (2011)

Lowest Rated: 21% Mute (2017)

Birthday: May 30, 1971

Birthplace: Bromley, London, England, UK

The son of protean British rock legend David Bowie, Duncan Jones chose to avoid both his father's profession and the tragic choices made by many children of celebrities, focusing instead on a directorial career that yielded a critical hit with his debut, "Moon" (2009) and a box office winner with the more action-oriented "Source Code" (2011). Raised in the volatile, drug-fueled relationship between Bowie and his mother, Angela Bowie, Jones found solace in film and science fiction, which would become his primary interests when he pursued a career as a cameraman and director as an adult. After working on several high-profile projects, including concert films for his father and a polarizing ad campaign for the French Connection fashion line, Jones made his directorial debut with the unsettling "Moon," with Sam Rockwell as an astronaut who flirts with madness while working alone on the lunar surface. A critical hit, it led to the Stateside action-thriller "Source Code," which proved Jones could handle mainstream genre pictures. His selection as director for the high-profile "Warcraft" (2016) film, based on the popular online fantasy game, indicated that Jones had at long last shrugged off the mantle of his famous father and assumed status and respect in his own right.




21% 46% Mute Director,
- 2017
28% 76% Warcraft Director,
$47.2M 2016
92% 82% Source Code Director $54.7M 2011
90% 89% Moon Director $5.0M 2009