Michael Caton-Jones

Director
Scottish-born Michael Caton-Jones enjoyed an early reputation as a competent director of Hollywood movies, although lasting critical and commercial success would prove elusive. Having garnered attention with his feature ... Read more »
Born: 10/14/1957 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Director (11)

Urban Hymn 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

World Without End 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Director

Beyond the Gates 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

City by the Sea 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

The Jackal 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Rob Roy 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

This Boy's Life 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Doc Hollywood 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Memphis Belle 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Scandal 1989 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (3)

The Jackal 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rob Roy 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Trinity (TV Show)

Producer
Actor (3)

The Jackal 1997 (Movie)

Man in Video (Actor)

Naked Hollywood 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Doc Hollywood 1991 (Movie)

Maitre d' (Actor)

Biography

Scottish-born Michael Caton-Jones enjoyed an early reputation as a competent director of Hollywood movies, although lasting critical and commercial success would prove elusive. Having garnered attention with his feature film debut, the British political drama "Scandal" (1989), the neophyte director mounted his first major studio film, the WWII docudrama "Memphis Belle" (1990). Follow-ups like the Michael J. Fox comedy "Doc Hollywood" (1991) and the Robert De Niro-Leonardo DiCaprio biographical drama "This Boy's Life" (1993) also provided modest success for the Scottish transplant. For better or worse, Caton-Jones traded the critical acclaim he received for the historical epic "Rob Roy" (1995) for the financial rewards of the unremarkable thriller "The Jackal" (1997). After a period of relative inactivity, the director returned with admirable, albeit overlooked, projects like the De Niro crime drama "City by the Sea" (2002) and the Rwandan genocide tragedy "Beyond the Gates" (2005). As under-seen as the previous films had been, far more damaging to his professional track record was his directorial credit on the reviled box office disaster "Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction" (2006), an ill-advised sequel to the iconic 1992 smash hit. Entering the new decade, the director found work directing the lushly-produced historical miniseries "World Without End" (Reelz, 2012), based on the novel by Ken Follett. While never having secured a critical consensus for his body of work, Caton-Jones nevertheless remained a respected and active craftsman, competent in a wide variety of cinematic genres.

Relationships

Beverley Caton-Jones Assistant

Wife
both changed their surnames to Caton-Jones divorced

Daisy Caton-Jones Office Runner

Daughter
mother, Beverley Caton-Jones

Romy Caton-Jones

Daughter
born on February 10, 2001 mother, Laura Viederman

Laura Viederman

Wife
married in 2000

EDUCATION

National Film School

attended for two years

Milestones

2006

Directed Sharon Stone in the poorly received "Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction," the long awaited sequel to 1992's Basic Instinct

2005

Helmed "Shooting Dogs" (US title Beyond the Gates), a feature based on the experiences of BBC news producer David Belton, who worked in Rwanda during the Rwandan Genocide

2002

Helmed "City by the Sea" starring Robert de Niro

1997

Directed Bruce Willis and Richard Gere in "The Jackal", a loose remake of Fred Zinnemann's "The Day of the Jackal"

1995

Won critical praise for helming "Rob Roy"

1993

Directed Leonardo DiCaprio in "This Boy's Life"

1991

Acted in and also directed the comedy "Doc Hollywood", starring Michael J Fox

1990

Helmed the WWII-era feature "Memphis Belle"

1989

Feature directorial debut, "Scandal"

Grew up in Broxburn, Scotland

Directed first student film, "Liebe Mutter"

British TV directorial debut, "Brond", a three part series

Second student film, "The Riveter", picked up by the BBC

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