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For actor and comedian Jon Glaser, see Jon Glaser.

Jonathan Glazer (born 1966 in London) is an English director of films, commercials and music videos.

After studying theatre design, at Nottingham Trent University, Glazer started out directing theatre and making film and television trailers, including award-winning work for the BBC. In 1993 he wrote and directed three short films of his own ("Mad", "Pool" and "Commission"), and joined Academy Commercials. He has directed popular campaigns for Guinness (Swimblack and Surfer) and Stella Artois (Devils Island). Since the mid-1990s he has directed a number of music videos, and was named MTV Director of the Year 1997. His work in these areas is often noted for its originality.
He is currently working on a film adaptation of Michel Faber's darkly comic sci-fi novel "Under the Skin", slated for release in 2011.


Music videos



  • Kodak - Husband To Be
  • Pretty Polly - Linda 2
  • Mazda - Shock Of The New
  • AT&T - Chief Executive's Wife
  • Club Med - City
  • AT&T - Sales Director
  • Nike - Frozen Moment
  • Nike - Guerilla Tennis
  • Caffery's - New York
  • Nike - Parklife (1997)
  • Guinness - Surfer (January 2000)
  • Guinness - Swimblack (January 2000)
  • Levi Strauss - Kung Fu (January 2000)
  • Stella Artois - Last Orders (January 2000)
  • Stella Artois - Devil's Island
  • Volkswagen Polo - Protection (January 2000)
  • Wrangler - Whatever You Ride (May 2000)
  • Guinness - Dreamer (January 2001)
  • Levi Strauss - Odyssey (January 2002)
  • Barclays - Evil (January 2003)
  • Barclays - Bull
  • Barclays - Chicken
  • Ad-Aid (for Live Aid) - Bar (2004)
  • Ad-Aid (for Live Aid) - Double Don (2004)
  • Ad-Aid (for Live Aid) - Rant (2004)
  • Ad-Aid (for Live Aid) - Razor (2004)
  • Stella Artois - Ice Skating Priests (April 2006)
  • Sony Bravia - Paint (October 2006)
  • Motorola Red (unreleased) (December 2006)

In 2001 Glazer directed the "Odyssey" spot for Levi Strauss Jeans [1] [2].

In 2006 he directed the second Sony BRAVIA TV ad, which took 10 days and 250 people to film. It was filmed at an estate in Glasgow, and featured paint exploding all over the tower blocks [3].

In late 2006 Glazer was commissioned to make a television advert for the new Motorola Red phone. The ad, which features 2 naked black bodies emerging from a lump of flesh as they rotate on a potter's wheel was due to air in September 2006 but has since being shelved by Motorola. Motorola have since reportedly stated that the ad will "never see the light of day". However the ad was available on YouTube although it has been removed several times due to violation purposes. The ad was to benefit several charities in Africa.

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