Throughout history, there have been many British women directors who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great British female directors such as Karen Gillan, Bonnie Wright, Lynne Ramsay, Andrea Arnold, Jordan Scott.
Karen GillanKaren Gillan
28 November 1987, British
Actress
Bonnie WrightBonnie Wright
17 February 1991, British
Actress

Sophie HunterSophie Hunter
16 March 1978, British
Theatre Director

Susan TullySusan Tully
20 October 1967, British
Actress

Jessica HynesJessica Hynes
30 October 1972, British
Actress

Mary NighyMary Nighy
17 July 1984, British
Actress
Catherine ShepherdCatherine Shepherd
16 September 1975, British
Actress

Abigail HopkinsAbigail Hopkins
20 August 1968, British
Singer-songwriter

Sam Taylor-JohnsonSam Taylor-Johnson
04 March 1967, British
Filmmaker
Soni RazdanSoni Razdan
25 October 1956, Indian, British
Actress

Tracey UllmanTracey Ullman
30 December 1959, British, American
Actress
Sheila HancockSheila Hancock
22 February 1933, British
Actress

Victoria WoodVictoria Wood
19 May 1953, British
Comedian

Sarah LancashireSarah Lancashire
04 October 1964, British
Actress

Ida LupinoIda Lupino
04 February 1918, British, American
Actress

Emma Walton HamiltonEmma Walton Hamilton
27 November 1962, British
Actress
Samantha WomackSamantha Womack
02 November 1972, British
Actress

Maxine PeakeMaxine Peake
14 July 1974, British
Actress

Kathy BurkeKathy Burke
13 June 1964, British
Actress

Julia DavisJulia Davis
25 August 1966, British
Comedian
Barbara BroccoliBarbara Broccoli
18 June 1960, British, American
Producer

Pollyanna McIntoshPollyanna McIntosh
15 March 1979, British, American, Scottish
Actress
Julia McKenzieJulia McKenzie
17 February 1941, British
Actress

Eve BestEve Best
31 July 1971, British
Actress

Sophie FiennesSophie Fiennes
12 February 1967, British
Film director, Film producer
Lynne RamsayLynne Ramsay
05 December 1969, British
Film director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film

Gurinder ChadhaGurinder Chadha
10 January 1960, Kenyan, British
Film director
Clare HolmanClare Holman
12 January 1964, British
Actress

Emma ForrestEmma Forrest
26 December 1976, British, American
Journalists

Andrea ArnoldAndrea Arnold
05 April 1961, British
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter
Eva Le GallienneEva Le Gallienne
11 January 1899, British, American
Actress

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Viv AlbertineViv Albertine
01 December 1954, British
Musician
Suze RandallSuze Randall
18 May 1946, British
Nurse, Photographer, Model, Director, Glamour

Jordan ScottJordan Scott
1977 AD, British
director, screenwriter, photographer, film

Sarah GavronSarah Gavron
20 April 1970, British
Film director

Sophie MullerSophie Muller
31 January 1962, British
Film producer
Katrine BoormanKatrine Boorman
06 August 1960, British
Actress
Joan LittlewoodJoan Littlewood
06 October 1914, British
Actor

Sukki SingaporaSukki Singapora
20 October 1989, British
Director

Julia SmithJulia Smith
26 May 1927, British
Director

Jill CraigieJill Craigie
07 March 1911, British
Film director
Alicia MarkovaAlicia Markova
01 December 1910, British
Ballerina

Clare PeploeClare Peploe
1942 AD, Italian, British
Screenwriter

Joy BatchelorJoy Batchelor
12 May 1914, British
Animator

Cosima SpenderCosima Spender
1972 AD, British
Film director, Writer

Wendy ToyeWendy Toye
01 May 1917, British
Dancer
Peggy van PraaghPeggy van Praagh
01 September 1910, British
Dancer

Ingrid SinclairIngrid Sinclair
1948 AD, British, Zimbabwean
Director