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Jim Threapleton is a filmmaker, actor and painter, best known for his directorial skills in the 2007 drama film ‘Extraordinary Rendition’

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Birthday1973
NationalityBritish
FamousFilm Maker, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors, Directors
SpousesKate Winslet
SiblingsRobin Threapleton
Known asJames Edward Threapleton
Childrens Mia Honey Threapleton, Skyler Threapleton
Birth PlaceWharfedale, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
GenderMale
Born inWharfedale, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Famous asFilmmaker & Actor

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Who is Jim Threapleton?

Jim Threapleton is a filmmaker, actor and painter, best known for his directorial skills in the 2007 drama film ‘Extraordinary Rendition’. The movie, which stars Omar Berdouni and Andy Serkis in important roles, was screened at a couple of prestigious film festivals. Jim is also famous for his work as an assistant director in hit movies, such as the 1999 fantasy flick ‘The Mummy’, the 1998 British period drama movie ‘The Governess’ and the 1998 semi-autobiographical drama ‘Hideous Kinky’. Jim Threapleton also worked as an actor in ‘Hideous Kinky’. However, his role went uncredited. Before directing ‘Extraordinary Rendition’, he directed an episode titled ‘Party On’ in the year 2001 for the horror anthology TV series, ‘Dark Realm.’ Recently, he was in the news for his divorce with the Oscar-winning actress, Kate Winslet.

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Childhood & Early Life

Jim was born in the year 1974 in North Yorkshire, England and was initially named as James Edward Threapleton. Jim grew up along with his younger brother, Robin Threapleton. They were raised by their father who was a pilot, serving for the Royal Air Force (RAF), UK's aerial warfare force.

Jim was fascinated by cinema when he was in his teens and hence decided to build a career in the entertainment industry.

Jim studied at the University of Art in London. He has a doctorate in fine arts.

Career

Jim started off his career as a production runner. He first worked in the television drama, ‘London’s Burning’. His work was noticed and he quickly started getting similar offers.

He joined Alex Kurtzman as the third assistant director for his mega Hollywood hit, ‘The Mummy’. Another movie that he worked in as the third assistant was ‘Hideous Kinky’.

In 2007, he won critical acclaim for his film ‘Extraordinary Rendition’. One of the major reasons for the immense success of the film was its budget. The movie was shot at an extraordinary budget of fewer than 20,000 Euros. The film was later labeled as the no-budget film. The film also received recognition for its content as well as for the direction.

‘Extraordinary Rendition’ was screened at many well-known film festivals like Locarno and Edinburgh International Film Festivals.

At present, Jim teaches at the University of Art in London.

Recognition

His movie, ‘Extraordinary Rendition’ won the Trailblazer Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. It was also nominated for the Michael Powell Award at the same film festival. It then went on to bag a nomination at the prestigious British Independent Film Awards in the year 2008.

Personal Life

Jim has mostly been in the news as the first husband of the Oscar-winning actress, Kate Winslet. Though their split was amicable, Jim was portrayed by the media as the jealous husband of a famous actress.

Jim first met Kate on the sets of ‘Hideous Kinky’. In many of her interviews, Kate has spoken about her affection towards him and how their relationship strengthened over a period of time.

They got married at All Saints’ Church, Reading, in November 1998. In 2000, they welcomed their daughter, Mia. But by then their relationship soured. The couple finally called it quits and divorced a year after Mia was born.

Kate has always cited Jim’s unreasonable behavior as the reason for their divorce. But in the media it was reported that he could not bear the fact that he was out of work, due to which he had no other option but to be a homemaker. The details of their financial settlement were kept private.

The divorce led Jim to try his hand at painting. He was referred as a colorful character by many British tabloids, many of which were later sued by him. Most of his works have been exhibited at various art galleries in London and Singapore. He was nominated for the Jonathan Vickers Painting Award and won the UAL Research Award at Dublin and Madrid.

Jim still visits his daughter Mia once a month and loves spending time with her. He met his second wife, Julie Vuorinen, a school administrator in 2008. They soon got married and welcomed their son, Skylar, born in 2009. Jim and Julie live in North London and are leading a happy married life.

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Jim Threapleton biography timelines

  • // 1974
    Jim was born in the year 1974 in North Yorkshire, England and was initially named as James Edward Threapleton. Jim grew up along with his younger brother, Robin Threapleton. They were raised by their father who was a pilot, serving for the Royal Air Force (RAF), UK's aerial warfare force.
  • // Nov 1998 To 2000
    They got married at All Saints’ Church, Reading, in November 1998. In 2000, they welcomed their daughter, Mia. But by then their relationship soured. The couple finally called it quits and divorced a year after Mia was born.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, he won critical acclaim for his film ‘Extraordinary Rendition’. One of the major reasons for the immense success of the film was its budget. The movie was shot at an extraordinary budget of fewer than 20,000 Euros. The film was later labeled as the no-budget film. The film also received recognition for its content as well as for the direction.
  • // 2008
    His movie, ‘Extraordinary Rendition’ won the Trailblazer Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. It was also nominated for the Michael Powell Award at the same film festival. It then went on to bag a nomination at the prestigious British Independent Film Awards in the year 2008.
  • // 2008 To 2009
    Jim still visits his daughter Mia once a month and loves spending time with her. He met his second wife, Julie Vuorinen, a school administrator in 2008. They soon got married and welcomed their son, Skylar, born in 2009. Jim and Julie live in North London and are leading a happy married life.

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    Jim Threapleton was born in Wharfedale, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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    Jim Threapleton's nationalities is British

  • Who is Jim Threapleton spouses?

    Jim Threapleton's spouses is Kate Winslet

  • Who is Jim Threapleton siblings?

    Jim Threapleton's siblings is Robin Threapleton

  • Who is Jim Threapleton childrens?

    Jim Threapleton's childrens is Mia Honey Threapleton, Skyler Threapleton

  • How famous is Jim Threapleton?

    Jim Threapleton is famouse as Filmmaker & Actor