Duncan Jones

Duncan Jones

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Duncan Jones is widely famous as a British film director, producer, and screenwriter. Duncan Jones is best known for directing the films Moon (2009), Source Code (2011), Warcraft (2016), and Mute (2018).

Early life

Duncan Jones was born on May 30, 1971, in London, England. He is currently 50 years old. Gemini is his zodiac sign. He went to London Film School and Wooster College for his education. Making films is one of his passions. Joe is his most well-known nickname. He is the only child of David Bowie, an English singer-songwriter and musician, and Angela “Angie” Bowie, an American model and actress.

Jones’s maternal grandfather, George, was a naturalized Canadian who ran a mill for the Cyprus Mines Corporation, and his maternal grandmother, Helena, was a US Army veteran and mining engineer. His mother is of Polish descent and was born and reared in Cyprus. Joe’s birth inspired his father to create “Kooks” for his album Hunky Dory, released in 1971. Jones has a half-sister, Alexandria “Lexi” Jones.

Jones was raised primarily by his Scottish nanny, Marion Skene, in London, Berlin, and Vevey, Switzerland. He is British. Likewise, in 1995, Jones graduated from the College of Wooster. There he studied for a bachelor’s. Moreover, he studied Ph. D at Vanderbilt University. He drop out and went to attend Film School in London. From there he graduated in 2001.

Career

Jones was one of many cameramen for his father’s widely televised 50th birthday party at Madison Square Garden in 1997, as well as two Bowie Net concerts at Roseland Ballroom in New York City in June 2000, both directed by Englishman Tim Pope. He also scripted sections of the political simulator Republic: The Revolution and served as its in-game cinematic director. He was nominated as a director for his first film moon in 2009. And won two, Best British Independent Film, and the Douglas Hick ox Award for Best British Director on their debut feature.

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Caption: Duncan Jones while directing
Source: (Rotten Tomatoes)

Likewise, the film received 19 other nominations from film festivals and societies. Moreover, it includes the BAFTA Carl Foreman Award. Similarly, Jones directed and co-wrote Warcraft which was based on the video game series of the same name. It was released in the summer of 2016. Additionally, Jones had been developing the project for years and described it as a “spiritual sequel” to Moon, and was inspired by Ridley Scotts Blade Runner. The film then set in Berlin forty years in the future follows a mute bartender investigating his lover’s disappearance. The film was produced and released by Netflix and became available to stream worldwide in February 2018.

Through his social media, Jones announced in July 2018 that his next project would be a science fiction film, based on the 2000AD Comics character Rogue Trooper. In July 2019 he told Entertainment Weekly, “The script is looking pretty good now. It’s getting to the point where we’re going to have to start casting and making the thing.” Hence, This is how he started his career till the present with full dedication to the film industry.

Net Worth

Duncan Jones is a British screenwriter, director, and producer. Throughout his career, he definitely earns a respectable sum of money. His net worth is estimated to be between $1 and $5 million, according to a few sources.

Personal life

Jones married photographer Rodene Ronquillo on 28 June 2012. They married on 6 November 2012. Ronquillo was diagnosed with breast cancer on the same day. Later, On 10 July 2016, Ronquillo gave birth to their first child, a son. Similarly, On 1 October 2017, Jones announced that he and Ronquillo were expecting a second child.

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Caption: Duncan Jones with his wife.
Source (Daily News)

On April 18, 2018, Jones announced the birth of their daughter. He named her Zowie, after his childhood name.

Body measurement and Social media

Duncan Jones is a very good-looking person. He stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches. He is about 79 kg in weight.  His body measurement is (chest: 30 inches, waist: 28 inches, and biceps: 31 inches). Jones is active on Instagram and Twitter. On Instagram, he is active as @ducdunc with 29.7K followers. On Twitter, he is active as @ManMadeMoon with 371.5 K followers.