Jon Amiel

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Jon Amiel
Jon Amiel Creation TIFF09 (Cropped1).jpg
Amiel at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival for the premier of Creation
Born (1948-05-20) 20 May 1948 (age 69)
London, England
Residence Santa Monica, California
Occupation Film director
Years active 1977–present
Spouse(s) Tara
Children 2

Jon Amiel (born 20 May 1948) is an English film director who has since the early 1980s worked in film and television in both the UK and the US.


Early life[edit]

Amiel was born in London. He graduated from Cambridge University with an English literature degree and became involved with local theatre. After college, he went on to direct for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Movie career[edit]

After having worked as a story editor for the BBC, he directed the documentary The Silent Twins, and was chosen to direct the Dennis Potter serial The Singing Detective. He made his feature film debut in 1989 with Queen of Hearts.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Amiel lives in Santa Monica with his wife, Tara, and their two sons, Luke and Max. He also has another son, an aspiring screenwriter, called Leo.



  1. ^ Allon, Yoram; Del Cullen; Hannah Patterson (2002). Contemporary North American film directors: a Wallflower critical guide. Wallflower Press. pp. 11–12. ISBN 978-1-903364-52-9. 

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