Jon Amiel

Director, Producer, Composer
An acclaimed British TV director, notably of Dennis Potter's surreal musical mystery drama "The Singing Detective" (BBC, 1986-87; PBS 1988), Jon Amiel successfully segued to features, gaining notice and accolades for ... Read more »
Born: 05/19/1948 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Director (18)

Aquarius 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Deliverance Creek 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Director

The Astronaut Wives Club 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Halt & Catch Fire 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Angel Makers 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Twisted 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Creation 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

The Tudors 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

The Core 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Entrapment 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

The Man Who Knew Too Little 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Copycat 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Sommersby 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Tune in Tomorrow... 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Queen of Hearts 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

The Luck Child 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Director

The Singing Detective 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Director

The Silent Twins 1984 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Creation 2010 (Movie)

Screen Story (Story By)
Producer (1)

Simply Irresistible 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

An acclaimed British TV director, notably of Dennis Potter's surreal musical mystery drama "The Singing Detective" (BBC, 1986-87; PBS 1988), Jon Amiel successfully segued to features, gaining notice and accolades for "Queen of Hearts" (1989), a charming saga of an Italian immigrant family transplanted to England as seen through the eyes of a child. This beguiling blend of comedy, fantasy and drama lit the way to the US, where Amiel directed Peter Falk and Barbara Hershey in "Tune in Tomorrow" (1990), a light-hearted romp that took place in and around a New Orleans radio show.

EDUCATION

University of Cambridge

Cambridge , England
graduated

Milestones

1990

US directing debut, "Tune in Tomorrow"

1989

Helmed first feature released theatrically in the US, "Queen of Hearts"

1988

US TV debut, "The Luck Child", an episode of "The Storyteller", a Jim Henson-produced children's fantasy series

1985

Feature directing debut, "The Silent Twins", a BBC produced psychodrama screened at the London Film Festival

Produced the British TV series "Tandoori Nights" (also directed)

Began professional career composing music for the theater

Became literary manager for Hamstead Theatre Club and began directing for them two years later; also director for Royal Shakespeare Company

Directed a dozen films for British TV including "A Sudden Wrench", "Gates of Gold", "Busted" and "Romance, Romance"

Joined BBC as story editor while taking a three-month directing course

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