Jez Butterworth biography
Date of Birth: 1969
A native of London, Butterworth was raised in St. Albans and was educated
Inspired by the works of Preston Sturges, Billy Wilder and
I.A.L. Diamond, Butterworth started his career writing for the stage, but
always had an eye for film.
He landed his first chance in the mid-'90s after writing the feature length
screenplay, Mojo. Released in 1997, the film, based on his award-winning
stage play of the same name, was officially selected for the 1998 Venice
Film Festival, yet had mixed reactions from both critics and viewers alike.
Butterworth made his second attempt with the feature, Birthday Girl (2002),
starring Nicole Kidman and Ben Chaplin.
Butterworth currently lives in London, but spends a lot of his time in New
Jez Butterworth Filmography