Best known for his work on the films Waking Ned Devine, Nanny McPhee, and Everybody's Fine, this British-born movie director and screenwriter received five film festival awards between 1998 and 2000.
He graduated in the late 1980s from the film school at the University of Wales, Newport, having been the recipient of a National Student Film Award.
Early in his career, he worked as a full-time commercial director for such European advertisement agencies as Bartle Bogle Hegarty and Saatchi & Saatchi.
He was born and raised in Bristol, England.
He directed Cameron Diaz in the 2012 movie What to Expect When You're Expecting.