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After winning a National student film award, KIRK JONES (Director) graduated from film school in the UK and in 1998 wrote and directed his debut feature "Waking Ned Devine” for a total budget of $3 million. The film charmed and entertained audiences around the world and (proportionate to budget) became the second highest-grossing film in the world that year, receiving critical praise and winning awards in the U.S. and Europe, as well as earning Jones a BAFTA nomination for Best Newcomer.

After his debut feature, Jones continued to write and develop his own feature projects, but also directed commercials winning numerous awards over the years, including The Silver Lion at Cannes. In 2004, he directed "Nanny McPhee,” for Working Title/Universal Pictures. Written by and starring Emma Thompson with Colin Firth, Kelly MacDonald, Angela Lansbury, Derek Jacobi and Imelda Staunton and described as the new ‘Mary Poppins,' the film grossed $140 million worldwide and was a top ten U.K. hit that year, prompting a sequel.

2009 saw Jones writing and directing the family drama "Everybody's Fine,” which boasted an impressive ensemble cast headed by Robert De Niro and starred Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, and Melissa Leo.


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