A British, Oscar®-winning screenwriter, Julian is also an actor and director. He studied at Ampleforth College, Yorkshire, and Magdalene College, Cambridge. His first script for cinema, Gosford Park (2001), won him the Best Original Screenplay Oscar®, plus honors from the Writers Guild of America, among others. He recently received the National Board of Review’s Best Directorial Debut Award for the film Separate Lies, based on his own screenplay. His other projects include the books Snobs and The Curious Adventures of the Abandoned Toys and the scripts for Vanity Fair and Anthony Zimmer. Julian is married to Emma Kitchener and they share homes in London and Dorset with their son Peregrine.