Duncan Jones

Film Director
Born May 30, 1971

Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones, also known as Zowie Bowie, is an English film director best known for directing the science fiction films Moon (2009) and Source Code (2011).

related links

News + Updates

Browse recent news and stories about Duncan Jones.


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Duncan Jones.


1971 Birth His birth prompted Bowie to write the song "Kooks" for his 1971 album Hunky Dory. … Read More
1980 9 Years Old As a child, Jones spent time growing up in Berlin, London and Vevey, Switzerland where he attended the first and second grade at the Commonwealth American School in Lausanne. When the Bowies divorced in February 1980, David Bowie was granted custody of 9-year-old Jones (who was then known as Zowie), and he visited his mom on his school vacations. … Read More


1992 21 Years Old The press reported that he went by "Joe" in 1992 when attending his dad's wedding to Iman (he was the best man). … Read More
1995 24 Years Old By 1995, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the College of Wooster. … Read More
2000 29 Years Old He was one of many cameramen at his father's widely-televised 50th birthday party directed by Englishman Tim Pope at Madison Square Garden and also at two BowieNet concerts at Roseland Ballroom in New York City in June 2000. … Read More


2006 35 Years Old Duncan Jones directed the 2006 campaign for the French Connection fashion label. The concept of 'Fashion vs Style' was to re-invigorate the brand and move it away from the former incarnation of FCUK, which style pundits believed had become tired and overused. The advert debuted in the week ending 20 February 2006 and featured two women (representing fashion and style) fighting and briefly kissing each other. The advertisement generated 127 complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority. Jones' first feature film, Moon, was nominated for 7 British Independent film awards and won 2, both going to Jones. It was also nominated for 2 BAFTA Awards at the 2010 ceremony, winning 1. … Read More
2009 38 Years Old It was announced in 2009 that he would direct the feature film adaptation of Escape from the Deep: The Epic Story of a Legendary Submarine and Her Courageous Crew by Alex Kershaw, but on Twitter Duncan Jones said he would not be directing Escape From the Deep claiming "not on the sub movie anymore, but trying hard to get one of two things made next. … Read More
Original Authors of this text are noted on
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.