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Jez Butterworth

 
Bio:
Jez Butterworth was born in London in 1969. His plays include Mojo (1995), The Night Heron (2002), The Winterling (2006), Parlour Song (2008), Jerusalem (2009), The River (2012), and The Ferryman (2017). His plays have won two Olivier Awards, three Evening Standard Awards, Four Writer's Guild Awards ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Jez Butterworth was born in London in 1969. His plays include Mojo (1995), The Night Heron (2002), The Winterling (2006), Parlour Song (2008), Jerusalem (2009), The River (2012), and The Ferryman (2017). His plays have won two Olivier Awards, three Evening Standard Awards, Four Writer's Guild Awards ... (read complete bio)

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Jez Butterworth during The 73rd Annual Tony Awards Meet The Nominees Press Day at the Photo

Jez Butterworth during The 73rd Annual Tony Awards Meet The Nominees Press Day at the Sofitel Hotel on May 01, 2019 in New York City.

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06/11/2019
Jez Butterworth during The 73rd Annual Tony Awards Meet The Nominees Press Day at the Photo

Jez Butterworth during The 73rd Annual Tony Awards Meet The Nominees Press Day at the Sofitel Hotel on May 01, 2019 in New York City.

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Date:
06/11/2019
Jez Butterworth during The 73rd Annual Tony Awards Meet The Nominees Press Day at the Photo

Jez Butterworth during The 73rd Annual Tony Awards Meet The Nominees Press Day at the Sofitel Hotel on May 01, 2019 in New York City.

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Jez Butterworth Biography

Jez Butterworth was born in London in 1969. His plays include Mojo (1995), The Night Heron (2002), The Winterling (2006), Parlour Song (2008), Jerusalem (2009), The River (2012), and The Ferryman (2017). His plays have won two Olivier Awards, three Evening Standard Awards, Four Writer's Guild Awards and Three Critics Circle Awards. In 2007 he was given the E.M. Forster Award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His screenwriting credits include Fair Game, Get on Up (2014), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Black Mass (2015), and Spectre (2015).

Jez Butterworth Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Play Gold Star
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Tony Awards - 2011 - Best Play
Jez Butterworth, Jerusalem
 
Olivier Awards - 2010 - Best New Comedy
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Olivier Awards - 2010 - Best New Play
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Evening Standard Awards - 2009 - Best Play Gold Star
Jez Butterworth, Jerusalem
 
Olivier Awards - 1996 - Best Comedy Gold Star
Jez ButterworthMojo
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1995 - Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright Gold Star
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Jez Butterworth News

Original Theatre Company Announces Judging Panel For Brand New Originals Playwriting  Photo Original Theatre Company Announces Judging Panel For Brand New Originals Playwriting Award
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

Original Theatre Company today announces the judging panel for their new playwrighting prize, the Originals Playwriting Award – Mike Bartlett, Sarah Butcher, Angel Coulby, Jack Holden, Nick Marston, Dafydd Rogers, Abdul Shayek and Rachel Tackley.

THE CROWN's Peter Morgan to Present World Premiere of Stage Play PATRIOTS Starring To Photo THE CROWN's Peter Morgan to Present World Premiere of Stage Play PATRIOTS Starring Tom Hollander
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

Peter Morgan, creator of The Crown, will be presenting the world premiere of his stage play Patriots, starring Tom Hollander, at London’s Almeida Theatre in July. The play focuses on Russian oligarchs,

BWW Review: JERUSALEM, Apollo Theatre Photo BWW Review: JERUSALEM, Apollo Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Apr 30, 2022

Sir Mark Rylance revisits his extraordinary Rooster Byron in a play that vibrates differently than when first staged in an England almost unrecognisable from the England of today

Michelle Farabaugh Appointed VP at Boneau/Bryan-Brown Photo Michelle Farabaugh Appointed VP at Boneau/Bryan-Brown
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022

Michelle Farabaugh has been appointed to the position of Vice President, Account Services at Boneau/Bryan-Brown. 

JERUSALEM Leads April's Top 10 New London Shows Photo JERUSALEM Leads April's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Apr 1, 2022

London is never short of temptations, whether epic West End shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a juicy revival to a new political play and a classic musical reborn, here are some of this month’s most eye-catching openings. Don’t forget to check back for BroadwayWorld’s reviews, interviews and features!

Cast and Creative Team Announced For THE KITE RUNNER Photo Cast and Creative Team Announced For THE KITE RUNNER
by Stephi Wild - Mar 28, 2022

The cast and creative team for the Broadway-bound limited engagement of The Kite Runner at The Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street) this summer.

Full Cast Announced For West End Production Of JERUSALEM Photo Full Cast Announced For West End Production Of JERUSALEM
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2022

Today producer Sonia Friedman announced who is joining the previously announced Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook, who will reprise their celebrated roles as Johnny “Rooster” Byron and Ginger respectively in Ian Rickson's production of Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem.

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY Opened This Weekend at The Ahmanson Photo THE LEHMAN TRILOGY Opened This Weekend at The Ahmanson
by Stephi Wild - Mar 7, 2022

Written by Stefano Massini, adapted by Olivier Award-nominated Ben Power and directed by multiple Olivier Award, Academy Award and Tony Award winner Sam Mendes, “The Lehman Trilogy,” comes to Los Angeles direct from a celebrated run on Broadway and follows sold-out runs at London's National Theatre, the Park Avenue Armory, and in London's West End.

Jez Butterworth to Adapt Don DeLillo's THE SILENCE for the Screen Photo Jez Butterworth to Adapt Don DeLillo's THE SILENCE for the Screen
by Michael Major - Oct 12, 2021

The Ferryman playwright has been tapped to adapt DeLillo's postmodern short story about a group of people that meet to watch the Super Bowl in 2022.

Tony-Winner Shuler Hensley Named New Artistic Director of City Springs Theatre Compan Photo Tony-Winner Shuler Hensley Named New Artistic Director of City Springs Theatre Company
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 11, 2021

City Springs Theatre Company has announced Shuler Hensley as its  new Artistic Director. The Tony award winner has been an integral part of the company from its  inception in 2017 but will now take on a more prominent role, working closely with recently  named Executive Director, Natalie DeLancey. 

Jez Butterworth Videos

Living Room Concerts: Fra Fee Performs 'Not While I'm Around' From SWEENEY TODD VideoLiving Room Concerts: Fra Fee Performs 'Not While I'm Around' From SWEENEY TODD
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Apr 15, 2020

In our latest Living Room Concert, actor Fra Fee treats us to a beautiful rendition of 'Not While I'm Around' from musical Sweeney Todd. Watch the video below!

Tonys TV: Best Play, THE FERRRYMAN's Jez Butterworth and Sonia Friedman VideoTonys TV: Best Play, THE FERRRYMAN's Jez Butterworth and Sonia Friedman
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 10, 2019

Jez Butterworth has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Play for THE FERRYMAN.

Tonys TV: Best Scenic/Costume Design of a Play, Rob Howell VideoTonys TV: Best Scenic/Costume Design of a Play, Rob Howell
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2019

Rob Howell has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play and Best Costume Design of a Play for THE FERRYMAN. 

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Jez Butterworth VideoWATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Jez Butterworth
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 14, 2019

Jez Butterworth just earned his second Tony nomination for his new play, The Ferryman. Watch as he tells us more about what the play means to him!

BWW TV: Brian d'Arcy James, Holley Fain, Emily Bergl  & Company Get Ready to Join THE VideoBWW TV: Brian d'Arcy James, Holley Fain, Emily Bergl & Company Get Ready to Join THE FERRYMAN!
by TV - Press Previews - Jan 18, 2019

Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman - the critically-acclaimed new play recently named to an industry-leading 25 Best-Of-The-Year lists - will welcome many new cast members beginning Tuesday, February 19, with Brian d'Arcy James leading as Quinn Carney.

BWW TV: What's THE FERRYMAN All About? The Broadway Cast Explains! VideoBWW TV: What's THE FERRYMAN All About? The Broadway Cast Explains!
by TV - Press Previews - Oct 4, 2018

The Broadway engagement of Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman, the critically acclaimed, wildly popular play directed by Sam Mendes, is currently in previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W. 45th Street). The production will celebrate opening night on Sunday, October 21.

BWW TV: Watch the 2018 Olivier Awards Winners' Reactions! VideoBWW TV: Watch the 2018 Olivier Awards Winners' Reactions!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 17, 2018

You may have seen our BroadwayWorld Red Carpet video and Instagram story from the Olivier Awards. Now, check out our video from the Winners' Room, where we spoke to everyone from The Ferryman's Jez Butterworth to Hamilton's Nevin Steinberg and Girl from the North Country's Shirley Henderson. Watch the video below!

VIDEO: First Look - Amazon Premieres Drama Series BRITANNIA , Today VideoVIDEO: First Look - Amazon Premieres Drama Series BRITANNIA , Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

On Today, January 26, Amazon Prime Video will premiere all nine episodes of original dramatic series BRITANNIA in the US.

VIDEO: First Look - Amazon Premieres Drama Series BRITANNIA , 1/26 VideoVIDEO: First Look - Amazon Premieres Drama Series BRITANNIA , 1/26
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 15, 2018

On Friday, January 26, Amazon Prime Video will premiere all nine episodes of original dramatic series BRITANNIA in the US.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 10/12/15- Hugh Jackman
by Stage Tube - Oct 12, 2015

Happy Birthday Hugh Jackman! Jackman was recently seen in the role of Jean Valjean in the Les Miserables film. Jackman is also working on Broadway's Harry Houdini, set for the stage in 2014. He has also appeared on the Great White Way in Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway, A Steady Rain and The Boy From Oz. He played Curly in the West End's Oklahoma!, and appeared in an Off-Broadway production of Carousel, along with hosting the Tony Awards three times.production of Carousel, along with hosting the Tony Awards three times.


Jez Butterworth Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Jez Butterworth written?
Jez Butterworth has written 5 shows including Mojo (Playwright), The Night Heron (Playwright), Parlour Song (Playwright), Jerusalem (Playwright), The Ferryman (Royal Court) (Playwright).

What awards has Jez Butterworth been nominated for?
Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Ferryman , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Jerusalem , Best New Comedy (Olivier Awards) for Parlour Song , Best New Play (Olivier Awards) for Jerusalem , Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for Jerusalem Best Comedy (Olivier Awards) for Mojo and Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright (Evening Standard Awards) for Mojo .

What awards has Jez Butterworth won?
Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Ferryman, Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for Jerusalem Best Comedy (Olivier Awards) for Mojo and Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright (Evening Standard Awards) for Mojo.