Jonathan Nolan

Jonathan Nolan (born 6 June 1976)[1] is a British-American screenwriter, television producer, director and author. He is the creator of the CBS science fiction series Person of Interest (2011–2016) and co-creator of the HBO science fiction western series Westworld (2016–present).

Jonathan Nolan
Nolan at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1976-06-06) 6 June 1976 (age 46)
London, England
Other namesJonah Nolan
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
United States
Alma materGeorgetown University
Occupation
  • Film director
  • film producer
  • screenwriter
Years active1997–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2009)
Children2
RelativesChristopher Nolan (older brother)
John Nolan (uncle)
Emma Thomas (sister-in-law)

Nolan has collaborated on several films with his brother, director Christopher Nolan, who adapted Jonathan's short story "Memento Mori" into the neo-noir thriller film Memento (2000). Together, the siblings co-wrote the mystery thriller film The Prestige (2006), the superhero films The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012), and the science fiction film Interstellar (2014).

Nolan was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Memento, and for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for Westworld, among a number of other awards.


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