British Male Screenwriters

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Tom Hardy
(Known for His Roles in the Movies 'Inception', 'The Revenant' and 'Venom')
Tom Hardy
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Birthdate: September 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

English actor and producer, Tom Hard,y has been active in the entertainment industry for more than two decades. Starting his career as a model, he soon branched out into acting and did not take long to become a beloved TV actor. He has performed in theaters as well. In the 2000s, he made his film debut.

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Christopher Nolan
(Film Director - Known for His Ambitious & Visually Impressive Films)
Christopher Nolan
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Birthdate: July 30, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England

British-American writer and director, Christopher Nolan is known for his distinctive kind of films which are often intelligent, deep and nonlinear. He gained international recognition with Memento and further reached greater heights with big budget movies like The Dark Knight film series, Inception, Interstellar and Dunkirk. The multiple award winning director began shooting short films at the age of seven.

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Edgar Wright
(English Filmmaker Known for His Film ‘Shaun of the Dead’)
Edgar Wright
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Birthdate: April 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Poole, Dorset, England
Director Edgar Wright is best known for the film Shaun of the Dead, part of “The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy." He also directed Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and co-wrote Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin and the Marvel film Ant-Man. His signature style includes tracking shots and zooms. 
 4 
Simon Pegg
(English Actor, Screenwriter and Producer)
Simon Pegg
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Birthdate: February 14, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brockworth, England, United Kingdom

Simon Pegg is a British actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter. Simon Pegg achieved popularity and is best known for playing nerdy characters. Apart from being a popular actor, he is also an ardent supporter of HeForShe, a feminist campaign. In 2020, he signed an open letter urging the wealthiest to pay more tax to help fight inequality.

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John Cleese
(Co-Founder of the Comedy Troupe ‘Monty Python’)
John Cleese
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Birthdate: October 27, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Before stepping into sketch comedy with Monty Python's Flying Circus, John Cleese wrote scripts for Broadway and West End shows. A Cambridge law graduate, John has had a species of lemurs named after him, owing to his love for the animal. His dark humor is part of his signature style.
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David Jason
(Best Known for His Role as Derek "Del Boy" Trotter in the BBC sitcom 'Only Fools and Horses')
David Jason
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Birthdate: February 2, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Edmonton, London, England
David Jason is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and executive producer who is famous for his role in the sitcom Only Fools and Horses. His other popular works include TV series A Touch of Frost, Open All Hours and Still Open All Hours and The Darling Buds of May. He was knighted in 2005 for services to acting and comedy.
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Richard Osman
(Television Presenter)
Richard Osman
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Birthdate: November 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Billericay, Essex, England, United Kingdom

Richard Osman is an English writer, television presenter, comedian, and producer. He is credited with creating the popular British TV quiz show Pointless. He is also renowned for his work as creative director of the famous TV production company Endemol UK. Also an influential writer, Richard Osman's novel The Thursday Murder Club is expected to be adapted into a film.

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Paddy Considine
(Actor, Director, Screenwriter)
Paddy Considine
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Birthdate: September 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England

Paddy Considine is an English actor, musician, screenwriter, and director. The quintessential antihero of the British film industry, Paddy Considine is also famous for playing emotionally vulnerable characters. As a musician, he is credited with forming bands, such as She Talks To Angels and Pedestrians. He is currently an important member of the rock band Riding the Low.

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Richard E. Grant
(Swazi-English Actor and Presenter)
Richard E. Grant
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Birthdate: May 5, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mbabane, Hhohho, Swaziland
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Peter Serafinowicz
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Birthdate: July 10, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
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Douglas Adams
(Author of the BBC Radio Comedy Series "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy")
Douglas Adams
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Birthdate: March 11, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: May 11, 2001

English author, screenwriter, and essayist, Douglas Adams, is most remembered for his comedy science fiction series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. As a screenwriter, he wrote two stories for the TV series Doctor Who. He advocated for environmentalism and spoke about environmental issues in his non-fiction radio series Last Chance to See.

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Jonathan Nolan
(Creator of TV series 'Person of Interest', 'Westworld' & Co-writer of Movies 'The Presitige', 'The Dark Knight')
Jonathan Nolan
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Birthdate: June 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England

Jonathan Nolan is a British-American television producer, director, screenwriter, and author. He is credited with creating the CBS science fiction crime drama Person of Interest. He is also credited with co-creating HBO's popular science fiction Western television series Westworld. Along with his brother Christopher Nolan, Jonathan has co-written popular films, such as The Dark Knight and Interstellar.

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James Acaster
(Comedian)
James Acaster
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Birthdate: January 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kettering, Northamptonshire, England

English comedian James Acaster is best known for his shows such as The Island and We the Jury. While he initially studied music and played drums for various bands, Acaster found fame with stand-up comedy. He has penned bestsellers such as James Acaster's Classic Scrapes and also has a Netflix special.

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Mark Gatiss
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Birthdate: October 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sedgefield, County Durham, England
Mark Gatiss is best known for both writing and appearing in Doctor Who, Dracula, and Sherlock. He is also part of the comedy group The League of Gentlemen and has appeared as Tycho Nestoris in Game of Thrones. He has written the Lucifer Box novels, too.
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Peter Ustinov
(British Actor Known for Playing 'Inspector Hercule Poirot' in 'Agatha Christie' Mystery Films)
Peter Ustinov
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Birthdate: April 16, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Swiss Cottage, London, England
Died: March 28, 2004

Peter Ustinov was a British actor, writer, and filmmaker. An intellectual, Ustinov held several academic posts and served as the president of the World Federalist Movement. Over the course of his illustrious career, Peter Ustinov won many prestigious awards, such as the Golden Globes, Emmy Awards, Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, and BAFTA Awards.

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Steve McQueen
(British Director Best Known for His Film '12 Years a Slave')
Steve McQueen
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Birthdate: October 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England

Steve McQueen is a British filmmaker and video artist best known for his film 12 Years a Slave. The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture, making him the first black filmmaker to win the award. He is also a prominent visual artist and a recipient of the Turner Prize, the highest award given to a British visual artist. 

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Dexter Fletcher
(English Actor and Film Director)
Dexter Fletcher
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Birthdate: January 31, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Enfield, London, England, UK
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Alex Garland
(Novelist, Screenwriter, Film Director)
Alex Garland
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Birthdate: May 26, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London

Alex Garland is an English filmmaker and writer best known for penning the critically acclaimed novel, The Beach, which was adapted into a movie after being translated into 25 languages. Apart from writing screenplays of films like 28 Days Later, Garland has also directed movies like Ex Machina, which earned him an Oscar nomination and a couple of BIFA awards.

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Ian Hart
(Actor)
Ian Hart
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Birthdate: October 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Knotty Ash, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
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Wentworth Miller
(Best Known for His Lead Role of 'Michael Scofield' in the Series 'Prison Break')
Wentworth Miller
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Birthdate: June 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England

Wentworth Miller is known for his sturdy role as Michael Scofield in the popular TV series Prison Break. As sturdy as his character Michael in real life, Miller went on to establish a successful career despite suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts since his childhood. As an openly gay actor, he also serves as an inspiration to the LGBTQ community.

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Simon Callow
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Birthdate: June 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England, UK
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Mathew Horne
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Birthdate: September 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nottingham, England, UK
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Alex Winter
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Birthdate: July 17, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England, UK
 24 
Tom Baker
(English Actor and Voice Actor )
Tom Baker
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Birthdate: January 20, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
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Paul W. S. Anderson
(Director, Producer)
Paul W. S. Anderson
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Birthdate: March 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne
Paul W. S. Anderson is best known for directing sci-fi movies based on video games, such as the Resident Evil franchise and Mortal Kombat. His Event Horizon was panned by critics initially but went on to achieve a cult following later. He also created the Death Race series of films.
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Julian Fellowes
(Screenwriter who is primarily known as the author of several Sunday Times bestseller novels; for the screenplay for the film Gosford Park)
Julian Fellowes
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Birthdate: August 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
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Steven Moffat
(Television writer)
Steven Moffat
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Birthdate: November 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paisley, Scotland
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Raymond Chandler
(Novelist and Screenwriter)
Raymond Chandler
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Birthdate: July 23, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 26, 1959
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Mackenzie Crook
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Birthdate: September 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Maidstone, Kent, England
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Harold Pinter
(Playwright, Screenwriter)
Harold Pinter
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Birthdate: October 10, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Metropolitan Borough of Hackney
Died: December 24, 2008
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Dominic Holland
(Comedian)
Dominic Holland
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Birthdate: May 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
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Ol Parker
(Writer)
Ol Parker
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Birthdate: June 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England, UK
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Ade Edmondson
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Birthdate: January 24, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bradford, England
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Alex Horne
(Comedian)
Alex Horne
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Birthdate: September 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: UK
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Duke of Windsor
(Former King of the United Kingdom)
Duke of Windsor
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Birthdate: June 23, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Richmond Park, England
Died: May 28, 1972
 36 
Simon MacCorkindale
(British Actor, Director and Producer)
Simon MacCorkindale
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Birthdate: February 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ely, Cambridgeshire, England
Died: October 14, 2010

Simon MacCorkindale was a British actor, writer, and filmmaker. Although he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father to become an officer with the Royal Air Force, MacCorkindale had to pursue a theatre career due to poor eyesight. As it turned out, poor eyesight was a blessing in disguise as he became a prominent film and TV personality.  

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Steven Berkoff
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Birthdate: August 3, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stepney, London, England, UK
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Gareth Edwards
(British Filmmaker Best Known for His Independent Science-Fiction Horror Film 'Monsters')
Gareth Edwards
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Birthdate: June 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England

Gareth Edwards is a British filmmaker best known for his 2010 independent science-fiction horror film Monsters, for which he worked as the writer, cinematographer, director, and visual effects artist. He then went on to direct films like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Godzilla.

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Steve Pemberton
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Birthdate: September 1, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Blackburn, Lancashire, England, UK
 40 
Steven Knight
(Screenwriter)
Steven Knight
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Birthdate: August 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Marlborough, England
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Michael Redgrave
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Birthdate: March 20, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Died: March 21, 1985
 42 
David Mitchell (Author)
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Birthdate: January 12, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Southport, England
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Adrian Lester
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Birthdate: August 14, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Birmingham, England, UK
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John Cooper Clarke
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Birthdate: January 25, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Salford, Manchester, England
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Chuku Modu
(Actor)
Chuku Modu
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Birthdate: June 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, U.K
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Jesse Armstrong
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Birthdate: 1972 AD
Birthplace: Oswestry, England
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Ricky Tomlinson
(Actor Known for His TV Roles in the Series: ‘Brookside’, 'Cracker', and 'The Royle Family')
Ricky Tomlinson
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Birthdate: September 26, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bispham, Blackpool, England

Actor and political activist Ricky Tomlinson is best known as Bobby from Brookside and as Charlie from Cracker. He also played the titular role in the mockumentary Mike Bassett: England Manager and has appeared in The Royle Family. He has also written a bestselling autobiography and donates generously to charities.

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Rick Edwards
(Journalist)
Rick Edwards
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Birthdate: May 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Enfield, London, England
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Simon McBurney
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Birthdate: August 25, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
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Ray Harryhausen
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Birthdate: June 29, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: May 7, 2013