Jonathan Glazer is an English film director and screenwriter. Born in London, Glazer began his career in theatre before transitioning into film. He has directed four feature films: Sexy Beast (2000), Birth (2004), Under the Skin (2013), and The Zone of Interest (2023).
His work is often characterized by depictions of flawed and desperate characters, explorations of themes such as alienation and loneliness, a bold visual style that utilizes an omniscient perspective, and dramatic use of music. Glazer has been nominated for two BAFTA Awards, the Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or, and twice for both the Golden Lion and the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. He has won the Grand Prix of the Cannes Film Festival and the FIPRESCI Prize.
He has directed music videos for Radiohead, Massive Attack, Richard Ashcroft and The Dead Weather. He received nominations for the MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction twice, consecutively for his work on Jamiroquai's "Virtual Insanity" and Radiohead's "Karma Police". He has also directed commercials for Kodak, Nike, Barclays, and Apple Inc., among others.