From the Mail-Room to Hollywood – Director. Simon Cellan Jones talk his journey to becoming a filmmaker and his latest feature ‘The Family Plan’

Director Simon Cellan Jones joins Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir to talk working with Hollywood stars, making a career as a filmmaker and directing the ace new action comedy The Family Plan starring Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Monaghan.

Simon discusses how he worked at 20th Century Fox in the mail room before working as a runner at the BBC then made a short film and sold to to them. He went to make TV series including Our Friends in the North, The Bill, The Expanse, Jessica Jones, Ballers, Years and Years, See, The Dipllmat, as well as making his debut feature Some Voices starring Daniel Craig and being nominated for a BAFTA. He went on to direct the feature films The One and Only as well as two Mark Wahlberg films back to back: Arthur and the King and The Family Plan.

He also talks about:

Directing actors.

Making action work.

What to do when things go wrong.

And gives some amazing advice to filmmakers.

The Family Plan is our NOW on Apple TV Plus

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