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).

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1971 Birth Jones was born in Bromley, London, the only child from the marriage of David Bowie and his first wife, Angela, a Cyprus-born American former model. His birth prompted Bowie to write the song "Kooks" for his 1971 album Hunky Dory. … Read More
1980 9 Years Old When the Bowies divorced in February 1980, David Bowie was granted custody of nine-year-old Jones (who was then known as "Zowie"), and he visited his mother on his school holidays until ending contact with her at age 13. … Read More


1992 21 Years Old The press reported that he went by "Joe" in 1992 when attending his father's wedding to Iman, at which he was the best man. … Read More
1995 24 Years Old By 1995, Jones graduated with a bachelor's degree in philosophy from The College of Wooster. … Read More
1997 26 Years Old Jones was one of many cameramen at his father's widely televised 50th birthday party directed by Englishman Tim Pope at Madison Square Garden in 1997 and also at two BowieNet concerts at Roseland Ballroom in New York City in June 2000. … Read More


2006 35 Years Old 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. … Read More
2009 38 Years Old Jones's first feature film, Moon, was nominated for seven British Independent Film Awards in 2009, and won two, Best British Independent Film, and the Douglas Hickox Award for Best British Director on their debut feature.
2010 39 Years Old It was also nominated for two BAFTA Awards at the 2010 ceremony, winning Jones the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer. … Read More


2012 41 Years Old Jones announced his engagement to photographer Rodene Ronquillo on 28 June 2012. They married on 6 November 2012. … Read More
2013 42 Years Old On 30 January 2013, Jones was announced to direct the Warcraft film adaptation, which was released in the summer of 2016.
2015 44 Years Old In November 2015, Jones announced his next film after Warcraft will be the science fiction thriller Mute, starring Alexander Skarsgard and Paul Rudd. … Read More
In February 2016, Jones and Ronquillo announced on Twitter that they are expecting their first child, due in June.
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