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Jonathan Lynn is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer British born on 3 april 1943 at Bath (United-kingdom)

Jonathan Lynn

Jonathan Lynn
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 3 april 1943 (75 years) at Bath (United-kingdom)

Jonathan Lynn (born 3 April 1943) is an English stage and film director, producer, writer and actor. He is known for directing comedy films such as Nuns on the Run and My Cousin Vinny, and for earlier co-creating and co-writing the TV series Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister.

Best films

The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
(Director)
My Cousin Vinny (1992)
(Director)
The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)
(Director)

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Filmography of Jonathan Lynn (20 films)

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Actor

Greedy
Greedy (1994)
, 1h53
Directed by Jonathan Lynn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about families
Actors Michael J. Fox, Kirk Douglas, Nancy Travis, Olivia d'Abo, Phil Hartman, Ed Begley Jr.
Roles Douglas
Rating62% 3.14963.14963.14963.14963.1496
Carl (Begley), Ed (Balaban), Frank (Hartman), Glen (Burns), and Patti McTeague (Camp) are the greedy relatives of wealthy, wheelchair-bound scrap-metal tycoon Uncle Joe McTeague (Douglas). They continually suck up to him and try to outdo each other in order to inherit his millions when he passes away. With their attempts constantly failing and irritable Uncle Joe showing a decided interest in his new sexy "nurse" Molly (d'Abo), Frank decides to hire a private detective named Laura (Khandi Alexander) to bring in his brother Daniel (who turned his back on the family years ago because of their money driven ways) believing if they can make up, Uncle Joe will thaw towards them.
Three Men and a Little Lady, 1h44
Directed by Emile Ardolino
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Buddy films
Actors Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Nancy Travis, Christopher Cazenove, Robin Weisman
Roles Vicar Hewitt
Rating52% 2.6499852.6499852.6499852.6499852.649985
The three men--Peter, Michael, and Jack--are living with Mary, who is now five, and her mother, Sylvia. The group is split up when Sylvia announces that she is marrying an Englishman and that they intend to move to England after the wedding, taking Mary with them.
Into the Night, 1h55
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action
Actors Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer, Richard Farnsworth, Dan Aykroyd, David Bowie, David Cronenberg
Roles Tailor
Rating64% 3.249283.249283.249283.249283.24928
Upon discovering that his wife is having an affair, depressed insomniac Ed Okin (Jeff Goldblum) drives to LAX on his friend Herb's (Dan Aykroyd) suggestion. There he is surprised by a beautiful jewel smuggler, Diana (Michelle Pfeiffer), who lands on his car and begs him to drive her away from four Iranians who are chasing her. She persuades him to drive her to various locations, and he becomes embroiled in her predicament. After becoming increasingly exasperated with her demands, he discovers that Diana has smuggled priceless emeralds from the Shah of Iran's treasury into the country, and is being pursued by various assorted assailants, including the aforementioned agents of a criminal Iranian expatriate and a British hitman (David Bowie).
Breaking Glass, 1h44
Directed by Brian Gibson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Hazel O'Connor, Phil Daniels, Jon Finch, Jonathan Pryce, Mark Wingett, Gary Tibbs
Roles Radio DJ
Rating69% 3.492973.492973.492973.492973.49297
The film depicts the rise and fall of Kate (Hazel O'Connor), an angry but creative young singer and songwriter. At the beginning of the film, she is discovered by Danny (Phil Daniels), a young man who desperately wants to become a promoter of music bands but is stuck working for another agent (who forces him to buy hundreds of copies of the singles of one of his artists, Suzie Sapphire, to fix the music charts). Danny takes an active part in controlling Kate's career, impressed with her talent if not her band, whom he promptly fires. He arranges auditions and reaches out to former friends, and in doing so Kate's new band, Breaking Glass is formed. Breaking Glass consists of Kate on vocals and keyboard, best friends Tony (Mark Wingett) and Dave (Gary Tibbs) on lead and bass guitar respectively, the drug-addicted and partially deaf Ken (Jonathan Pryce) on saxophone and the 'mental' Mick (Peter-Hugo Daly) on drums.
The Knowledge, 1h29
Directed by Bob Brooks
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Nigel Hawthorne, Kim Taylforth, Jonathan Lynn, David Ryall, Michael Elphick, Maureen Lipman
Roles Ted Margolies
Rating76% 3.8077853.8077853.8077853.8077853.807785
Four out of work Londoners apply to do "The Knowledge" to become London taxi drivers. They have to contend with learning 20,000 streets and 500 set routes as well as Mr Burgess, a notoriously sadistic examiner from the Public Carriage Office.
Romance with a Double Bass
Directed by Robert Young
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors John Cleese, Connie Booth, Graham Crowden, Freddie Jones, Jonathan Lynn, Andrew Sachs
Roles Leader of the Orchestra
Rating72% 3.63643.63643.63643.63643.6364
Smychkov (Cleese), a bassist, shows up too early for the ball of a beautiful princess, and decides to spend his extra time skinny dipping in the nearby lake. The princess (Booth), meanwhile, has gone fishing at the lake, and later decides to go skinny dipping as well. However, things change when a thief absconds with both Smychkov's and the Princess's clothes, and while the Princess is wandering around, she meets Smychkov. After their initially embarrassing encounter, he tries to help her return to the castle by hiding her in his bass case.
The House That Dripped Blood, 1h40
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Ghost films, Comedy horror films
Actors Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Nyree Dawn Porter, Denholm Elliott, Jon Pertwee, Joss Ackland
Rating65% 3.296783.296783.296783.296783.29678
Shortly after renting an old country house, film star Paul Henderson mysteriously disappears and Inspector Holloway (John Bennett) from Scotland Yard is called to investigate. Inquiring at the local police station, Holloway is told some of the house's history. He then contacts the estate agent (John Bryans) renting the house, who elaborates further by telling Holloway about its previous tenants.
One Man Band, 29minutes
Directed by Orson Welles
Origin USA
Actors Orson Welles, Charles Gray, Jonathan Lynn, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden
Roles Servant
Rating73% 3.685963.685963.685963.685963.68596

Director

Wild Target, 1h38
Directed by Jonathan Lynn
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action
Actors Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Rupert Grint, Eileen Atkins, Rupert Everett, Martin Freeman
Rating67% 3.3979853.3979853.3979853.3979853.397985
Victor Maynard (Bill Nighy) est un assassin vieillissant et agissant exclusivement en solitaire Victor n'a de contacts qu'avec sa mère Louisa (Eileen Atkins) parfaitement au courant de son métier. Il est un jour engagé pour tuer Rose (Emily Blunt), mais malgré son efficacité légendaire, il se retrouve incapable de l'éliminer, car il commence petit à petit à éprouver des sentiments pour elle. Il épargne donc sa vie, et se retrouve, à la suite de ces évènements, affublé d'un jeune apprenti, Tony (Rupert Grint).
The Fighting Temptations, 2h3
Directed by Jonathan Lynn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Musical films
Actors Cuba Gooding Jr., Beyoncé, LaTanya Richardson, Steve Harvey, Mike Epps, Wendell Pierce
Rating55% 2.751082.751082.751082.751082.75108
In 1980, a young boy named Darrin Hill (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) and his mother, MaryAnn (Faith Evans), are run out of town after MaryAnn was soon discovered to be a singing secular music when she also sings in a church choir. Aunt Sally (Ann Nesby) attempts to defend MaryAnn, but it fails. The church's cowardly pastor, Reverend Lewis (Wendell Pierce), is too afraid of the other church members to let her stay. MaryAnn and Darrin are last seen saying goodbye to Aunt Sally, as they sadly wave goodbye with each other. In 2003, Darrin has grown up to become a successful advertising executive in New York City with a bad habit of lying. Darrin's only true friend and secretary, Rosa Lopez (Lourdes Benedicto), does a good job at keeping his credit problems under control. However, Darrin has achieved so much under false pretenses and faked his college degree and high school diploma. Darrin also lied about being the son of a congressman, and his lies soon catch up with him and get him in trouble with his paranoid boss (Dakin Matthews) and Darrin loses his job. After being tracked down by a private investigator, Darrin soon finds out that Aunt Sally has died.
The Whole Nine Yards, 1h39
Directed by Jonathan Lynn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Medical-themed films, Gangster films
Actors Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Rosanna Arquette, Michael Clarke Duncan, Natasha Henstridge, Amanda Peet
Rating66% 3.348373.348373.348373.348373.34837
Nicholas "Oz" Oseransky (Matthew Perry) is a Quebec dentist from Chicago, trapped in a miserable marriage to the daughter of his late ex-partner. His wife Sophie (Rosanna Arquette) and mother-in-law (Carmen Ferlan) hate him, and his deceased father-in-law has saddled him with a lot of debt. He can't divorce his wife because her father embezzled from the dental practice, and he has nothing but debt if they separate. As the movie opens, Sophie tells Oz she needs $5000, but won't say what for.
Trial and Error, 1h38
Directed by Jonathan Lynn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about television
Actors Michael Richards, Jeff Daniels, Charlize Theron, Rip Torn, Jennifer Coolidge, Alexandra Wentworth
Rating57% 2.8500652.8500652.8500652.8500652.850065
Charlie Tuttle (Jeff Daniels) is a partner in a successful law firm, Whitfield and Morris. His boss and future father-in-law sends him to Paradise Bluff, Nevada, to request a continuance in a mail-fraud case involving a distant relative who is believed to be guilty, and is very likely to be adjudged guilty. But the timing of the trip conflicts with Charlie's bachelor party. After Charlie drives from California to Paradise Bluff, he is unexpectedly greeted by his best man, actor Richard Rjetti, (Michael Richards) who is determined to show his friend a great time prior to his wedding.
Sgt. Bilko
Sgt. Bilko (1996)
, 1h33
Directed by Jonathan Lynn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Military humor in film
Actors Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Phil Hartman, Glenne Headly, John Marshall Jones, Pamela Adlon
Rating56% 2.849942.849942.849942.849942.84994
Master Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko is in charge of the motor pool at Fort Baxter, a small United States Army base that develops new military technology. Exploiting this position, he directs a number of scams, ranging from gambling to renting out military vehicles. His commanding officer, Colonel John Hall, overlooks Bilko's money-making schemes, as he is more concerned with problems in the hovertank that the base is designing.
Greedy
Greedy (1994)
, 1h53
Directed by Jonathan Lynn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about families
Actors Michael J. Fox, Kirk Douglas, Nancy Travis, Olivia d'Abo, Phil Hartman, Ed Begley Jr.
Rating62% 3.14963.14963.14963.14963.1496
Carl (Begley), Ed (Balaban), Frank (Hartman), Glen (Burns), and Patti McTeague (Camp) are the greedy relatives of wealthy, wheelchair-bound scrap-metal tycoon Uncle Joe McTeague (Douglas). They continually suck up to him and try to outdo each other in order to inherit his millions when he passes away. With their attempts constantly failing and irritable Uncle Joe showing a decided interest in his new sexy "nurse" Molly (d'Abo), Frank decides to hire a private detective named Laura (Khandi Alexander) to bring in his brother Daniel (who turned his back on the family years ago because of their money driven ways) believing if they can make up, Uncle Joe will thaw towards them.