JON AMIEL (Director) is an English
Literature graduate from Cambridge University in England. After working in
theatre for nearly ten years, he began his film career as a story editor for the
BBC before moving on to directing. His documentary drama, "The Silent
Twins." which explores the extraordinary world of twin sisters who invented
their own language. was soon followed by his award-winning and critically
acclaimed dramatic series. "The Singing Detective," hailed as a new
benchmark in worldwide television viewing.
Amiel's 1989 feature directorial debut "Queen of
Hearts" opened at the Cannes Film Festival. was named Best First Film at
the Montreal Film Festival, won the Best British Feature Film Award at the
Birmingham Festival and was recently named as one of 100 best British movies of
all time. The British director then made his American debut with "Tune in
Tomorrow, based on the novel Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario
Vargas Llosa. The film, starring Keanu Reeves, Peter Falk and Barbara Hershey,
won the Prix Publique at the Deauville Film Festival.
Amiel's recent credits include the thriller
"Entrapment. starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones, the comedy
"The Man Who Knew Too Little," starring Bill Murray and Joanne Whalley,
the thriller "Copycat," starring Sigourney Weaver and Holly Hunter and
"Sommersby," a period drama starring Richard Gere and Jodie Foster.
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