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David Furnish        

Canadian Filmmaker/Director/Producer; Former Advertising Executive; LGBT Supporter

David James Furnish (born 25 October 1962) is a Canadian filmmaker, former advertising executive, and now a film director and producer most known for his documentary Elton John: Tantrums & Tiaras.

He is married to Elton John.

David Furnish was born in Scarborough, Ontario, to Jack Furnish, a director at the Bristol-Myers pharmaceutical company, and Gladys Furnish. He has an older brother, John, and a younger brother, Peter. Furnish graduated from the Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute in 1981 and received an Honours Business Administration undergraduate degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario in 1985. He was recruited by the advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather, eventually transferred to the London, England, office and was appointed to their Board.

Furnish is co-chief of Rocket Pictures along with John. Furnish serves on the board of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, attending fundraisers and other events in support of that cause.

Furnish is a contributing editor for Tatler magazine and also is a regular columnist for Interview and GQ.

Furnish began a relationship with singer Sir Elton John in 1993. John proposed to Furnish in May 2005 at a dinner party with friends and family at one of their homes in Old Windsor. Furnish and Sir Elton entered into a civil partnership on 21 December 2005, the first day that civil partnerships could be performed in England, in the town of Windsor, Berkshire. Their first child, son Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, was born in December 2010 in California via surrogacy. In January 2013, the couple's second son, Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, was born through the same surrogate. After same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales in March 2014, Sir Elton and Furnish retrospectively converted their civil partnership into a marriage and marked the occasion with a ceremony in Windsor, Berkshire on 21 December 2014, the ninth anniversary of their civil partnership.

In 2015, he was named one of GQ's 50 best dressed British men

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