Jonathan Lynn

Jonathan Lynn

Highest Rated: 100% An Accidental Studio (2019)

Lowest Rated: 13% The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)

Birthday: Apr 3, 1943

Birthplace: Not Available

Jonathan Lynn is better known as a stage, screen, and television director than as an actor. Following his education at Pembroke, Lynn joined the Cambridge Circus satirical revue in the mid-'60s. This led the comic actor to appear on-stage in London and New York. He also occasionally showed up on British television. Lynn became a theater director on the West End and for the Royal Shakespeare Company in the early '70s. He also sometimes worked on Broadway. In 1974, he penned his first screenplay, The Internecine Project. He directed his first feature-length film, Clue, in 1985. Featuring an all-star cast, this mystery-spoof was most memorable for having three separate endings. In the mid-'80s, Lynn earned acclaim for creating the popular British television comedy series Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister (1980 and 1984 respectively). The feature films Lynn directed were primarily comedies and of average or slightly better quality, though he did have a major hit with My Cousin Vinny (1994).

Highest Rated Movies



100% An Accidental Studio Actor 2019
No Score Yet Action Pack: Clue Quote-along Director Screenwriter 2013
33% Wild Target Parrot Director $0.2M 2010
49% Vanity Fair Executive Producer $16.1M 2004
42% The Fighting Temptations Director $30.3M 2003
45% The Whole Nine Yards Director $57.3M 2000
51% Trial and Error Producer Director 1997
31% Sgt. Bilko Director 1996
28% Greedy Douglas Director 1994
13% The Distinguished Gentleman Director 1992
86% My Cousin Vinny Director 1992
38% Three Men and a Little Lady Vicar Hewitt 1990
47% Nuns on the Run Director Screenwriter 1990
No Score Yet Suspicion Beaky Thwaite Screenwriter 1987
61% Clue Screenwriter Director 1985
38% Into the Night Tailor 1985
No Score Yet The Internecine Project Screenwriter 1974
No Score Yet Romance With a Double Bass Leader of the Orchestra 1974
No Score Yet Prudence and the Pill Chemist's Assistant 1968


13% Ferris Bueller
Director 1990
No Score Yet American Playhouse
Beaky 1988
No Score Yet Yes, Prime Minister
Screenwriter 1986
No Score Yet Yes, Minister


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