Born and raised in North Yorkshire, England, Jim Threapleton is an English film director, actor, and painter. He is best known for his 2007 directorial venture, Extraordinary Rendition starring Omar Berdouni and Andy Serkis in lead roles. He worked as an assistant director in a couple of films including, The Mummy, The Governess, Hideous Kinky. He is happily married to Julie Vuorinen, the duo is proud parents of two children.
Early Life and Career of Jim Threapleton
Jim Threapleton was born as James Edward Threapleton in 1974, Wharfedale, North Yorkshire, England. He is the eldest child of his parents and he has a younger brother Robin Threapleton who joined the armed forces. His father was a navigator in the RAF.
Threapleton started his career as a production runner, he first worked at TV drama, London’s Burning. Then he joined Alex Kurtzman as his third assistant director for his mega Hollywood hit, The Mummy. He also assists in a couple of films like The Governess and Hideous Kinky.
In 2007, Threapleton made his directorial debut in Extraordinary Rendition starring Omar Berdouni and Andy Serkis. The movie was critically and commercially successful which helped Threapleton to gain public attention. It was premiered at the 2007 Locarno Film Festival and Edinburgh International Film Festivals. As of 2018, he teaches at the University of Art in London.
Jim Threapleton's Net Worth
Jim Threapleton is best known for his film, Extraordinary Rendition which was made in the budget of 20,000 Euros but collected million dollars at the box office. In 1999, he worked as assistant director in the blockbuster movie, The Mummy which collected $415 million at the box-office against the budget of $80 million.
He earned $500k-$1million from movie direction. He also made a good sum from his paintings and art exhibition. However his former wife, Kate Winslet has an impressive sum of the net worth of $45 million.
Jim Threapleton's Personal Life
Jim Threapleton is happily married to Julie Vuorinen, a school administrator, and teacher to special needs students. The duo exchanged vows in 2008 at an intimate ceremony in the presence of their closed ones. The duo is blessed with a son, Skylar Threapleton. As of 2018, he is living a blissful married life with his wife and son in North London.
Previously, Threapleton married Oscar-winning actress, Kate Winslet at All Saints’ Church, Reading, on November 22, 1998. The duo first met on the set of Hideous Kinky. The duo shared a daughter, Mia Honey Threapleton Winslet (born 12 October 2000 in London). However, the couple failed to handle their married life and split apart after three years of marriage on December 13, 2001.
After divorcing Winslet, he started painting and he was referred as a colorful character by many British tabloids which were later sued by him. Many of his paintings were exhibited at various art galleries in London and Singapore. He even won the UAL Research Award at Dublin and Madrid and nominated for the Jonathan Vickers Painting Award.