Simon Cellan Jones

Simon Cellan-Jones is a Welsh television director and film director, who began his career as a production assistant in the mid-1980s, working on series such as Edge of Darkness. By the late 1980s he had worked his way up to become a director, and he gained credits on some of the most acclaimed British television productions of the 1990s. These included episodes of Cracker (1993) and Our Friends in the North (1996). He was nominated as the Best Newcomer at the British Academy Film Awards for his first feature film Some Voices (2000). Other television credits have included BBC One's Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (2004) and More4's The Trial of Tony Blair (2007). He is the brother of Rory Cellan-Jones and the son of fellow director James Cellan-Jones.

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (2004)

The corpse of a shabbily dressed young woman has been discovered in the mud flats of the Thames at low tide. Police assume she's a prostitute, but Dr. Watson suspects something more and goes to his old friend Holmes, now retired and at very loose ends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Rupert Everett  •  Ian Hart  •  Nicholas Palliser  •  Neil Dudgeon

The corpse of a shabbily dressed young woman has been discovered in the mud flats of the Thames at low tide. Police assume she's a prostitute, but Dr. Watson suspects something more and goes to his old friend Holmes, now retired and at very loose ends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Rupert Everett  •  Ian Hart  •  Nicholas Palliser  •  Neil Dudgeon

Storm Damage (2000)

A young teacher returns to the children’s care home where he grew up, and becomes involved with the lives of the troubled teenage children.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Adrian Lester  •  Mona Hammond  •  Kate Ashfield  •  Ashley Walters

A young teacher returns to the children’s care home where he grew up, and becomes involved with the lives of the troubled teenage children.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Adrian Lester  •  Mona Hammond  •  Kate Ashfield  •  Ashley Walters

In Your Dreams (1997)

The second of three contemporary stories showing in the Love Bites 1997 season. Clare accuses fellow-student Jamie of raping her after their first date. Three months later they face each other in court.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Thandiwe Newton  •  Oliver Milburn  •  Miles Anderson  •  David Bradley

The second of three contemporary stories showing in the Love Bites 1997 season. Clare accuses fellow-student Jamie of raping her after their first date. Three months later they face each other in court.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Thandiwe Newton  •  Oliver Milburn  •  Miles Anderson  •  David Bradley

Eroica (2003)

British filmmaker Simon Cellan Jones directs the BBC drama Eroica, starring Ian Hart as Ludwig van Beethoven. Shot on digital video, this TV film depicts the first performance of Beethoven's Third Symphony, June 9th, 1804, in Vienna, Austria. Prince Lobkowitz (Jack ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Ian Hart  •  Jack Davenport  •  Peter Hanson  •  Claire Skinner

British filmmaker Simon Cellan Jones directs the BBC drama Eroica, starring Ian Hart as Ludwig van Beethoven. Shot on digital video, this TV film depicts the first performance of Beethoven's Third Symphony, June 9th, 1804, in Vienna, Austria. Prince Lobkowitz (Jack ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Ian Hart  •  Jack Davenport  •  Peter Hanson  •  Claire Skinner

On Expenses (2010)

Drama about journalist Heather Brooke's fight for the disclosure of MPs' expenses.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Anna Maxwell Martin  •  Brian Cox  •  David Calder  •  Neil Pearson

Drama about journalist Heather Brooke's fight for the disclosure of MPs' expenses.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Anna Maxwell Martin  •  Brian Cox  •  David Calder  •  Neil Pearson

The Queen's Sister (2005)

An in-depth biopic of Princess Margaret from the days following her father's death in 1952 until the 1970s. She was known to be a flamboyant royal but she remained a stickler for protocol. She had many controversial romances and also infamously kissed the daughter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Lucy Cohu  •  Toby Stephens  •  Meredith MacNeill  •  Edward Tudor-Pole

An in-depth biopic of Princess Margaret from the days following her father's death in 1952 until the 1970s. She was known to be a flamboyant royal but she remained a stickler for protocol. She had many controversial romances and also infamously kissed the daughter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Lucy Cohu  •  Toby Stephens  •  Meredith MacNeill  •  Edward Tudor-Pole

The Trial of Tony Blair (2007)

Biting political satire starring Robert Lindsay as a beleaguered Tony Blair, who stubbornly refuses to see the danger he faces from a Special Tribunal on Iraq that has been set up to investigate war crimes  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Robert Lindsay  •  Phoebe Nicholls  •  Peter Mullan  •  Alexander Armstrong

Biting political satire starring Robert Lindsay as a beleaguered Tony Blair, who stubbornly refuses to see the danger he faces from a Special Tribunal on Iraq that has been set up to investigate war crimes  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Robert Lindsay  •  Phoebe Nicholls  •  Peter Mullan  •  Alexander Armstrong

The One And Only (2002)

When Stevie meets Neil on the day he comes to deliver her brand new kitchen, it's already too late for love at first sight. Too late for both of them. Stevie is already five minutes pregnant by her Italian footballer husband. And too late for Neil too - his wife ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Justine Waddell  •  Richard Roxburgh  •  Jonathan Cake  •  Patsy Kensit

When Stevie meets Neil on the day he comes to deliver her brand new kitchen, it's already too late for love at first sight. Too late for both of them. Stevie is already five minutes pregnant by her Italian footballer husband. And too late for Neil too - his wife ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Justine Waddell  •  Richard Roxburgh  •  Jonathan Cake  •  Patsy Kensit

Some Voices (2000)

Schizophrenic Ray tries to adjust to the outside world after being released from an institution.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  David Morrissey  •  Kelly Macdonald  •  Julie Graham

Schizophrenic Ray tries to adjust to the outside world after being released from an institution.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  David Morrissey  •  Kelly Macdonald  •  Julie Graham

Bitter Harvest (1992)

A young black British woman goes to the Dominican Republic as an aid worker. When she goes missing, her parents make an emotional journey to piece together her story.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Josette Simon  •  Sue Johnston  •  Rudolph Walker  •  Yul Vazquez

A young black British woman goes to the Dominican Republic as an aid worker. When she goes missing, her parents make an emotional journey to piece together her story.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Josette Simon  •  Sue Johnston  •  Rudolph Walker  •  Yul Vazquez

Arthur the King (2024)

Over the course of ten days and 435 miles, an unbreakable bond is forged between pro adventure racer Michael Light and a scrappy street dog companion dubbed Arthur. As the team is pushed to their outer limits of endurance in the race, Arthur redefines what victory, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Nathalie Emmanuel  •  Simu Liu  •  Ali Suliman

Over the course of ten days and 435 miles, an unbreakable bond is forged between pro adventure racer Michael Light and a scrappy street dog companion dubbed Arthur. As the team is pushed to their outer limits of endurance in the race, Arthur redefines what victory, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Nathalie Emmanuel  •  Simu Liu  •  Ali Suliman

Coup! (2006)

Dramatisation of the abortive real-life attempt by Simon Mann to organise a coup to take over Equatorial Guinea in 2004. The case achieved notoriety because one of the financial backers of the project was Sir Mark Thatcher, son of British ex-PM 'Margaret Thatcher'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Jared Harris  •  Robert Bathurst  •  Lucy Cohu  •  Rupert Vansittart

Dramatisation of the abortive real-life attempt by Simon Mann to organise a coup to take over Equatorial Guinea in 2004. The case achieved notoriety because one of the financial backers of the project was Sir Mark Thatcher, son of British ex-PM 'Margaret Thatcher'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Jared Harris  •  Robert Bathurst  •  Lucy Cohu  •  Rupert Vansittart

Rik Mayall Presents: The Big One (1995)

Rik Mayall plays an estate agent who takes on the identity of a dead gangster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Rik Mayall  •  Philip Gough  •  Saffron Burrows  •  Paul Barber

Rik Mayall plays an estate agent who takes on the identity of a dead gangster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Rik Mayall  •  Philip Gough  •  Saffron Burrows  •  Paul Barber

The Family Plan (2023)

Dan Morgan is many things: a devoted husband, a loving father, a celebrated car salesman. He's also a former assassin. And when his past catches up to his present, he's forced to take his unsuspecting family on a road trip unlike any other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Michelle Monaghan  •  Saïd Taghmaoui  •  Maggie Q

Dan Morgan is many things: a devoted husband, a loving father, a celebrated car salesman. He's also a former assassin. And when his past catches up to his present, he's forced to take his unsuspecting family on a road trip unlike any other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Michelle Monaghan  •  Saïd Taghmaoui  •  Maggie Q