Jez Butterworth


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Jeremy “Jez” Butterworth is an English dramatist and film director. Butterworth has had major success with his play Mojo that premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 1995. It won the Laurence Olivier, an Evening Standard and the George Devine awards. Butterworth wrote and directed the film adaptation of Mojo, released in 1997. This featured Harold Pinter. He directed and co-wrote with his brother Tom the film Birthday Girl (2001), which was produced by his brother Steve and starred Nicole Kidman.

Jeremy and John-Henry Butterworth were named recipients of the Writers Guild of America West's 2011 Paul Selvin Award for their screenplay for the film Fair Game (2010), directed by Doug Liman and which starred Naomi Watts and Sean Penn. In May 2011, Butterworth's play Jerusalem was nominated for Tony Award.

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