Jez Butterworth


Jez Butterworth

Jez Butterworth (born March 1969) is a playwright, screen writer and film director who attended Verulam comprehensive School, St Albans and St.John's College, Cambridge University. He is the brother of Tom, Steve and John-Henry, with all of whom he has worked. He also has an elder sister Joanna. He has had major success with "Mojo" on stage (Royal Court, 1995) for which he won a Laurence Olivier Award, an Evening Standard Award and the George Devine Award. He wrote and directed the film of Mojo which featured Harold Pinter (1997) and "Birthday Girl" (2001), set in St Albans, which he co-wrote with Tom Butterworth and directed and which was produced by Steve which starred Nicole Kidman. Also "The Night Heron" (2002, Royal Court) and "The Winterling" (2006, Royal Court). The upcoming film "Headhunters" (2008), directed by John Henry Butterworth and produced by Nicole Kidman, Ronald Bass, and Ric Schwartz, is also based on his screenplay.

In May 2007 Butterworth received the E.M Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

His most recent play, "Parlour Song", opened to "rave reviews" at the Atlantic Theatre Company, in New York City, in March 2008; his third production there, it follows "Mojo" in 1997 and "The Night Heron" in 2003.Cite news
author = Erik Piepenburg
title = An Edge-of-Town Story as Simple as the Blues
url = http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/23/theater/23piep.html
work = The New York Times
publisher = "nytimes.com"
date = 2008-03-23
accessdate = 2008-03-23
]

Acknowledged influence of Harold Pinter

According to Butterworth, a "gi-normous influence" on his work is 2005 Nobel Literature Laureate Harold Pinter: "I know and admire Harold Pinter enormously. He has a gi-normous influence on me. Conversations with him have inspired my work."

Notes

External links

*imdb name|id=0125336


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Jez Butterworth — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Butterworth. Jez Butterworth est un réalisateur et scénariste, anglais né à Londres (Angleterre) en 1969. Filmographie 1997 : Mojo de Jez Butterworth 2001 : Nadia (Birthday Girl) de Jez Butterworth… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Butterworth — is a surname, and may refer to:* Bob Butterworth, former Florida attorney general * Brad Butterworth (born 1959), yachtsman from New Zealand * Charles Butterworth (actor), film actor of the 1930s and 1940s * Charles Butterworth, academic * Dean… …   Wikipedia

  • Butterworth — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Butterworth peut désigner : Patronyme Butterworth est un nom de famille notamment porté par : Brad Butterworth (né en 1959), marin… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mark Rylance — Born David Mark Rylance Waters 18 January 1960 (1960 01 18) (age 51) Ashford, Kent, England, UK Occupation Actor, theatre director, playwright Years active 1980–present …   Wikipedia

  • Birthday Girl — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Birthday Girl – Braut auf Bestellung Originaltitel Birthday Girl …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Birthday Girl - Braut auf Bestellung — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Birthday Girl – Braut auf Bestellung Originaltitel: Birthday Girl Produktionsland: USA / Großbritannien Erscheinungsjahr: 2001 Länge: 89 Minuten Originalsprache …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Birthday Girl – Braut auf Bestellung — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Birthday Girl – Braut auf Bestellung Originaltitel: Birthday Girl Produktionsland: USA / Großbritannien Erscheinungsjahr: 2001 Länge: 89 Minuten Originalsprache …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jerusalem (play) — Jerusalem Poster for Jerusalem Written by Jez Butterworth Date premiered 2009 Royal Court in London …   Wikipedia

  • Mojo (play & film) — Mojo Written by Jez Butterworth Date premiered 14 July 1995 Place premiered …   Wikipedia

  • Emmanuel Meirieu — (1976 à Versailles en France ) est un acteur, réalisateur, metteur en scène au théâtre[1] et à la télévision et également designer. Sommaire 1 Biographie 2 …   Wikipédia en Français


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.