Honorary graduates


Jonathan Glazer, BA Hons 3D Design (Theatre) 1987 - British film maker

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Art in recognition of his significant
contribution to the arts and creative industries

Jonathan GlazerNTU alumnus Jonathan Glazer first found fame for his revolutionary work on Radiohead’s Street Spirit and Jamiroquai’s multi-MTV award-winning Virtual Insanity videos. He is perhaps best known in commercials for 1999′s ground-breaking Guinness Surfer, which picked up two D&AD Black Pencils, a Gold at Cannes and the top spot at most of the other awards festivals that year.

Jonathan has made iconic commercial films for Wrangler, Stella Artois, Levis, Nike, Sony, VW and many others. His most recent work includes spots for Google Android and the Channel 4 rebrand created for 4Creative.

In 2000 Jonathan directed Sexy Beast which was nominated for Best British Film by BAFTA. This was followed four years later with Birth, staring Nicole Kidman and Lauren Bacall. His 2014 film, Under The Skin, stars Scarlett Johansson and is an adaptation of Michel Faber's 2000 novel of the same name. Under The Skin received two BAFTA nominations and won critical acclaim as a “landmark in filmmaking”.


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