Bartholomew Nicholas Layton
Hammersmith, London, England
|Occupation||Filmmaker, writer and director|
Early life and education
He made his directorial debut in 2012 with the true-crime story The Imposter. It is about Frédéric Bourdin, a French man who claimed to be a missing Texas teenager. Layton won a BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for the film at the 2013 EE British Academy Film Awards.
He both wrote and directed American Animals. It depicts a 2004 book heist, with fictionalized versions and interviews with real people. Among the interviewees are the original criminals behind the heist. He had initially discovered the story in a magazine. The film was picked up by MoviePass.
As of 2018, Layton is the creative director of RAW, a British production company.
He lives with his family in London.
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