JONATHAN DARBY (cowriter/director) was born in England
and received his undergraduate degree at Oxford University. Darby
was a founding member of the Oxford University Touring Theater,
acting and directing in productions which toured throughout Britain
After finishing Oxford, Darby spent five years with the BBC, rising
to become a television director and producer for such awardwinning
documentary series as "Global Report," "Under the
Sun" and "Only One Earth."
In 1989, Darby moved to Los Angeles as a Fulbright Scholar and
earned a master of fine arts degree in screenwriting at the University
of Southern California while working for TriStar Pictures, which
he joined in 1990 as an executive assistant to chairman Mike Medavoy.
Darby was promoted to senior vice president of production in May
of 1992 and went on to supervise such films as Total Recall,
The Fisher King, Bugsy, Terminator 2, Hook, Basic Instinct, Cliffhanger,
and Legends of the Fall.
In 1993, while at TriStar Pictures, Darby wrote and directed a
short film called Contact, with financing from the Chanticleer
Films Discovery Program. The film, which starred Brad Pitt and
Elias Koteas, received an Academy Award nomination for Best Live
Action Short Film.
That successful project led to an assignment as director of The
Enemy Within, an HBO feature starring Forest Whitaker and
Hush is Darby's first theatrical feature.
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