Jonathan first found fame for his revolutionary work on Radiohead’s ‘Street Spirit’ and Jamiroquai’s multi-MTV award winning ‘Virtual Insanity’ video.
He is perhaps best known in commercials
for 1999′s ground-breaking Guinness ‘Surfer’, which
picked up 2 D&AD Black Pencils, a Gold at Cannes and the top spot at most
of the other awards festivals that year. The film still tops many lists
as one of the best commercials of all time.
Guinness aside, he has made iconic commercial films for Wrangler, Stella Artois, Levis, Nike, Sony, VW and many others. His most recent work includes spots for Audi, Nike and Canon.
In 2000 Jonathan directed Sexy Beast which was nominated for Best British Film by BAFTA. This was followed 4 years later with Birth, staring Nicole Kidman and Lauren Bacall. His 2014 film, Under The Skin stars Scarlett Johansson and is an adaptation of Michel Faber's 2000 novel of the same name. Under The Skin received 2 BAFTA nominations and won critical acclaim as a 'landmark in filmmaking'.