Jonathan Lynn

Director, Actor, Screenwriter
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Born: 04/02/1943

Filmography

Director (13)

The Bonny Boys 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Wild Target 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

The Fighting Temptations 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

The Whole Nine Yards 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Trial and Error 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Sgt. Bilko 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Greedy 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

My Cousin Vinny 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

The Distinguished Gentleman 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Ferris Bueller 1989 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Director

Nuns on the Run 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Smart Guys 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Director

Clue 1985 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (10)

Greedy 1994 (Movie)

Douglas (Actor)

3 Men and a Little Lady 1990 (Movie)

Vicar Hewitt (Actor)

Suspicion 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Into the Night 1985 (Movie)

Tailor (Actor)

Breaking Glass 1980 (Movie)

Radio DJ (Actor)

Pleasure at Her Majesty's 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

Doctor in the House 1971 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Prudence and the Pill 1968 (Movie)

Chemist's Assistant (Actor)

Bar Mitzvah Boy (TV Show)

Actor

Suspicion (Movie)

Beaky Thwaite (Actor)
Writer (7)

Nuns on the Run 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Secret Policeman's Third Ball 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Clue 1985 (Movie)

(From Story)

Clue 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Yes, Minister 1982 (TV Show)

Writer

The Internecine Project 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Suspicion (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Producer (3)

He's Such a Girl 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Vanity Fair 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Trial and Error 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Relationships

Robin Lynn

Father

Ruth Lynn

Mother

Edward Lynn

Son
born c. 1973

Rita Merkelis

Wife
married in 1967

EDUCATION

Pembroke College, University of Cambridge

1964

Milestones

2000

Helmed "The Whole Nine Yards", starring Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry

1997

Produced and directed the comedy "Trial and Error"

1996

Helmed the big screen version of the 1950s TV show "Sgt. Bilko", starring Steve Martin

1994

Directed "Greedy", a comedy starring Kirk Douglas

1992

Helmed the Eddie Murphy vehicle "The Distinguished Gentleman"

1990

Directed the pilot/premiere episode of TV series, "Ferris Bueller"

1988

Appeared in "Three Men and a Little Lady"

1985

Feature directing debut (also writer) "Clue"

1982

Short film directing debut, "Mick's People"

1981

Broadway directing debut, "The Moony Shapiro Songbook"

1980

RSC directing debut, "Anna Christie"

1977

Served as artistic director of the Cambridge Theatre Company

1974

Wrote first feature screenplay for "The Internecine Project"

1974

Wrote first TV script for the situation comedy, "My Brother's Keeper" (also co-starred)

1969

Stage directing debut "The Plotters of the Cabbage Patch Corner"

1965

Was writer and cast member of syndicated TV series, "Cambridge Circus"

1964

Appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show"

1964

Began career as an actor with revue troupe Cambridge Circus, performing in New York

Writer for the TV and radio programs, "Yes, Minister"

Acted in repertory in Lecester, Edinburgh and with the Bristol Old Vic in London

Directed the British TV movies: "Barmitzvah Boy" (1975), "The Knowledge" (1979), "Outside Edge" (1982), "Diana" (1984)

Appeared on stage in "Green Julia" (1965), "Fiddler on the Roof" (1967-68), "Blue Comedy" (1968), "The Comedy of the Changing Years" (1969), "When We Are Married" (1970)

Bonus Trivia

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Lynn received a honorary MA from Sheffield University.

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