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Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones was born on the 30th of May, 1971, in Bromley, Kent, England to musician David Bowie (real name David Robert Jones) and his first wife, the former model, Angela Bowie (née Barnett). As a child, he was known as Zowie, and then, in his teens, as Joey, or Joe, before reverting to his birth name at around age eighteen. He is a producer, screenwriter, and director, perhaps particularly known for his direction of the sci-fi film “Moon” in 2009.

A successful filmmaker, and only son of a music superstar, how rich is Duncan Jones? Sources estimate Jones’s net worth at $20 million. His father, David Bowie, who died in 2016, is reported to have left most of his $100 million fortune to his second wife and two children, with Jones receiving twenty five per cent of his estate.

Duncan Jones Net Worth $20 Million

Jones grew up in several different places, including London, Berlin, and Switzerland. When his parents divorced in 1980, Jones’s father was granted full custody, and he became estranged from his mother at the age of thirteen. At fourteen, Jones attended, the exclusive and prestigious Gordonstoun boarding school in Scotland. In 1992, he was best man at his father’s second wedding.

In 1995, Jones graduated from the College of Wooster, Ohio, with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. Though his first ambition as a child had been to become a professional wrestler, he went on to study at the London Film School, where he wrote and shot his first short film, “Whistle”. It was screened at the Brest European Short Film Festival. He graduated from the institution in 2001.

He got a start in the entertainment industry working as a cameraman, at his father’s fiftieth birthday party at Madison Square Garden, New York. He went on, in 2006, to direct a campaign for the fashion company French Connection, which featured two women, representing fashion and style, fighting and kissing. It proved to be rather controversial, receiving one hundred and twenty seven complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority, but certainly also establishing his net worth.

In 2009, Jones’s first full-length feature, the science fiction film, “Moon”, starring Sam Rockwell and Kevin Spacey, was awarded a BAFTA for “Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer”. His subsequent films include 2011’s “Source Code”, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, and 2016’s “Warcraft”, based on the video game series of the same name. His next film, scheduled for release in 2017, will be called “Mute”, and has been described as a “spiritual sequel” to “Moon”.

In his personal life, to this day Jones maintains no relationship with his mother. Through his father’s second marriage, he is the stepson of supermodel Iman Abdulmajid, and half-brother to their child, Alexandria. He was reportedly the inspiration for his father’s songs “Kooks” and “Oh! You Pretty Things”. He married photographer Rodene Ronquillo in 2012, on the same day she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The couple have both worked to raise awareness of the disease, and in one campaign, raised in excess of $11,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. They have one child, a son, whose middle name, “David”, is in memory of Jones’s father.

Quick Facts

Birth date: May 30, 1971
Birth place: Bromley, London, England, United Kingdom
Profession:Film director, producer, screenwriter
Education:Gordonstoun boarding school in Scotland, College of Wooster, Ohio, London Film School
Nationality:British
Spouse:Rodene Ronquillo (m. 2012-)
Children:Stenton David Jones
Parents:David Bowie, Angie Bowie
Awards:BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer, BIFA Douglas Hickox Award, Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Film Screenplay, ALFS Award for British Director of the Year, NBR Award for Best Directorial Debut, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation (2009)
Nominations:Fantastic'Arts Jury/Special Prize (2009)
Movies:“Whistle”, “Moon” (2009), ”Source Code” (2011), ”Warcraft” (2016), ”Mute” (2017)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Became a father for the 1st time at age 45 when his wife Rodene Ronquillo gave birth to their son Stenton David Jones on July 10, 2016.
2Dreamt of becoming a professional wrestler, and his father; David Bowie, frequently praises what he called Duncan' "natural strength.".
3His birth prompted his father, David Bowie, to write the song "Kooks" for his 1971 album "Hunky Dory".
4Favourite movie is Blade Runner (1982).
5Is an avid gamer.
6Shares his middle name "Haywood" with his father and his grandfather (whose first name was "Haywod").
7Went by the name "Joe" in his teens.
8Half-brother of his father and Iman's daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones (born August 15th 2000).
9Stepson of Iman.
10Grandmother is Margaret Mary Jones
11Was his father's best man at his 1992 wedding to Iman.
12Son of David Bowie and Angie Bowie


Quotes

#Quote
1[on making a movie based on a video game franchise] So the gauntlet was thrown down ages ago: Can you make a proper movie of a video game. I've always said it's possible. Got to do it now!


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsOutstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or ProducerMoon (2009)
2010Critics AwardGérardmer Film FestivalMoon (2009)
2010Special Jury PrizeGérardmer Film FestivalMoon (2009)
2010HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Long FormMoon (2009)· Nathan Parker (screenplay)
2010ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBreakthrough British FilmmakerMoon (2009)
2010Writers' Guild of Great Britain AwardWriters' Guild of Great BritainBest First Feature-Length Film ScreenplayMoon (2009)· Nathan Parker
2009Golden AthenaAthens International Film FestivalMoon (2009)
2009Douglas Hickox AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsMoon (2009)
2009Silver HitchcockDinard British Film FestivalMoon (2009)· Stuart Fenegan
2009Best New British FeatureEdinburgh International Film FestivalMoon (2009)
2009Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in GoldEspoo Ciné International Film FestivalMoon (2009)· Stuart Fenegan
2009Spotlight AwardNational Board of Review, USAMoon (2009)
2009Best FilmSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalMoon (2009)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Long FormSource Code (2011)· Ben Ripley
2012Bradbury AwardScience Fiction and Fantasy Writers of AmericaSource Code (2011)· Ben Ripley (writer)
2010Alexander Korda Award for Best British FilmBAFTA AwardsMoon (2009)· Stuart Fenegan
· Trudie Styler
· Nathan Parker
2010Evening Standard British Film AwardEvening Standard British Film AwardsMost Promising NewcomerMoon (2009)
2010Gaudí AwardGaudí AwardsBest European Film (Millor Pel·lícula Europea)Moon (2009)
2010ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Director of the YearMoon (2009)
2010OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest First FeatureMoon (2009)
2009British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest DirectorMoon (2009)
2009CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising FilmmakerMoon (2009)
2009New Talent Grand PIXCPH PIXMoon (2009)
2009DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest DirectorMoon (2009)
2009Narcisse AwardNeuchâtel International Fantastic Film FestivalBest Feature FilmMoon (2009)


Filmography

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Warcraft2016post-production
Source Code2011
Moon2009
Whistle2002Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Warcraft2016screenplay post-production
Moon2009story
Whistle2002Short written by

Visual Effects

Visual Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Republic: The Revolution2003Video Game additional designer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Whistle2002Short co-producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Back on Earth?2013Short inspirational thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition2012TV SeriesHimself
Cinema 32009-2011TV SeriesHimself
Días de cine2009-2011TV SeriesHimself
Attack of the Show!2011TV SeriesHimself - Director,Source Code
Made in Hollywood2011TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2011TV Series

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