Michael Caton Jones
Michael Caton-Jones attended Britain’s National Film School, where he quickly gained attention when his first project, entitled Leibe Mutter, won Best Film at the European Student Awards. By the late ‘80s, Caton-Jones had decided to direct his first feature. He helmed the drama Scandal, a compelling look at Britain’s Profumo-Keeler sex scandal, which became an international hit resulting in numerous award nominations and wins. The exposure led to a demand for his talents in Hollywood, so he crossed the pond to direct features like Memphis Bell, Doc Hollywood and This Boy’s Life. He returned to his roots in the mid-90s to film the story of Rob Roy, which received critical acclaim and won Tim Roth an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Michael has continued to work in Hollywood, directing films such as The Jackal, Shooting Dogs and Basic Instinct 2.
|2015 Jury Member|