Jonathan Nolan


Jonathan Nolan is a celebrated screenwriter, director, and television producer who heads up his production company Kilter Films with his wife, Lisa Joy. Nolan earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture for the acclaimed noir drama Memento, which was based on his short story “Memento Mori” and also marked his first feature film writing credit. The nomination was shared with his brother, Christopher Nolan, who also directed the feature.

The brothers subsequently teamed up on the screenplay for The Prestige, starring Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, and Scarlett Johansson. Together, they also wrote the screenplay for the blockbuster The Dark Knight, for which they received a Writers Guild of America Award nomination, as well as The Dark Knight Rises, which became the most financially successful Batman movie of all time. Their fifth collaboration was on the film Interstellar.

In television, Nolan created the CBS hit drama Person of Interest under Kilter Films. This show starred Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson and ran for five seasons.

Nolan and Joy co-created HBO’s Westworld, which aired its first season in 2016 to rave reviews. Nolan also directed the pilot (for which he earned a 2017 DGA nomination) and finale of Season 1.

Additionally, Nolan and Joy were nominated for WGA and PGA awards, and the show was nominated for a Golden Globe for best drama series. Westworld is the most-watched first season of an HBO original series ever. Nolan was born in London, and grew up in the Chicago area. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his family.