If a film is a tree, directors are the roots of the tree. An idea that buds in a tiny part of the mind is sowed, watered and reaped into a beautiful tree which encapsulates the thought into a 90-minute film that showcases a story, a belief and a conviction that the filmmakers stand by. It is the director who envisions an idea and formulates the same into a film. The entire film unit functions according to the idea envisioned and work collaboratively to come up with a brilliant piece of performance that stands by the idea, thought or story. Since the earliest days of filmmaking, every country has had some ace directors who have given audience some scintillating movies that you just can’t get enough of even after watching it several times. It is to these directors that we owe much of our entertainment. British filmmakers have given world audience some exceptional movies that have been high on content and purely entertaining. The most outstanding quality of British films is that once seen, their work cannot be easily forgotten. Some of the exceptionally talented British directors include Alfred Hitchcock, Ridley Scott, Ken Loach, Mike Leigh, David Lean, Christopher Nolan, Danny Boyle and so on. However, these are just a handful of the truckloads of outstanding directors that Britain has been home to. Check with this segment to know more about famous British directors, their life, profile, works and movies.
Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan
30 July 1970
Director
Karen GillanKaren Gillan
28 November 1987
Actress

Ralph FiennesRalph Fiennes
22 December 1962
Actor

Stanley KubrickStanley Kubrick
26 July 1928
Film Director

BanksyBanksy
1974 AD
Graffiti Artist

Guy RitchieGuy Ritchie
10 September 1968
Filmmaker & Businessman
Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland
21 December 1966
Actor, Director, Producer, Voice Actor

Kenneth BranaghKenneth Branagh
10 December 1960
Actor, Director

Alfred HitchcockAlfred Hitchcock
13 August 1899
Film Director and Producer
Sam MendesSam Mendes
01 August 1965
Film Director

Andy SerkisAndy Serkis
20 April 1964
Actor
Ridley ScottRidley Scott
30 November 1937
Film Producer, Director

Richard AttenboroughRichard Attenborough
29 August 1923
Actor, Director, Producer

Louis TherouxLouis Theroux
20 May 1970
Documentary Filmmaker

Simon MonjackSimon Monjack
09 March 1970
Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer

Warwick DavisWarwick Davis
03 February 1970
Actor
David ThewlisDavid Thewlis
20 March 1963
Actor

Alex GarlandAlex Garland
26 May 1970
Novelist, Screenwriter, Film Director

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

Duncan JonesDuncan Jones
30 May 1971
Film Director
Bonnie WrightBonnie Wright
17 February 1991
Actress

Jonathan NolanJonathan Nolan
06 June 1976
Screenwriter, Director, Producer
Edgar WrightEdgar Wright
18 April 1974
Director

Charles DanceCharles Dance
10 October 1946
Actor

Jason ConneryJason Connery
11 January 1963
Actor, Director
Danny BoyleDanny Boyle
20 October 1956
Film Director, Screenwriter, Film Producer

Stan LaurelStan Laurel
16 June 1890
Actor
Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
26 March 1970
Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker

Roddy McDowallRoddy McDowall
17 September 1928
Actor

Paul W. S. AndersonPaul W. S. Anderson
04 March 1965
Director, Producer
Sophie HunterSophie Hunter
16 March 1978
Theatre Director

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Joe WrightJoe Wright
25 August 1972
Film Director
Rupert SandersRupert Sanders
16 March 1971
Film Director

Shaun EvansShaun Evans
06 March 1980
Actor

Reg TravissReg Traviss
12 February 1977
Film Director, Screenwriter

David MorrisseyDavid Morrissey
21 June 1964
Actor
Sean PertweeSean Pertwee
04 June 1964
Actor
Blake HarrisonBlake Harrison
22 July 1985
Actor

Jim ThreapletonJim Threapleton
1973 AD
Filmmaker & Actor

Tom HooperTom Hooper
01 October 1972
Director

Sir David LeanDavid Lean
25 March 1908
Film Director, Producer & Screenwater
Jessica HynesJessica Hynes
30 October 1972
Actress

Harold PinterHarold Pinter
10 October 1930
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

Stephen TompkinsonStephen Tompkinson
15 October 1965
Actor

Gavin FreeGavin Free
23 May 1988
Actor, Director

Susan TullySusan Tully
20 October 1967
Actress
Ken RussellKen Russell
03 July 1927
Film Director

Abigail HopkinsAbigail Hopkins
20 August 1968
Singer-songwriter
Mary NighyMary Nighy
17 July 1984
Actress

Ben WheatleyBen Wheatley
30 April 1972
Director

Carol ReedCarol Reed
30 December 1906
Film Director
John Richard SchlesingerJohn Schlesinger
16 February 1926
Film Director

Joe CornishJoe Cornish
20 December 1968
Comedian
Fred ZinnemannFred Zinnemann
29 April 1907
Film Director

Guy HamiltonGuy Hamilton
16 September 1922
Film Director

Catherine ShepherdCatherine Shepherd
16 September 1975
Actress

Jack ClaytonJack Clayton
01 March 1921
Film Director

Jack CardiffJack Cardiff
18 September 1914
Cinematographer, Film Director
Harry HollandHarry Holland
14 February 1999
Actor, Director

Christopher BrosnanChristopher Brosnan
11 November 1972
Director, Producer

Dan CadanDan Cadan
02 January 1975
Actor

Tom AckerleyTom Ackerley
01 January 1990
Director, Film Producer
Steve McQueenSteve McQueen
09 October 1969
Artist

Alex SmithAlex Smith
22 November 1967
Writer
Jerry O'ConnellJerry O'Connell
17 February 1974
Actor

Soni RazdanSoni Razdan
25 October 1956
Actress

Noel GallagherNoel Gallagher
29 May 1967
Singer
Richard E. GrantRichard E. Grant
05 May 1957
Actor

Terry GilliamTerry Gilliam
22 November 1940
Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Animator, Film
Tony ScottTony Scott
21 June 1944
Film director

Kevin McKiddKevin McKidd
09 August 1973
Actor

Tracey UllmanTracey Ullman
30 December 1959
Actress
Tim MinchinTim Minchin
07 October 1975
Comedian

Alexander SiddigAlexander Siddig
21 November 1965
Actor
David SoulDavid Soul
28 August 1943
Actor

Sarah LancashireSarah Lancashire
04 October 1964
Actress

Graham McTavishGraham McTavish
04 January 1961
Actor

Sam Taylor-JohnsonSam Taylor-Johnson
04 March 1967
Filmmaker
Peter UstinovPeter Ustinov
16 April 1921
Actor
Ol ParkerOl Parker
02 June 1969
Writer

Keiran LeeKeiran Lee
15 January 1984
Actor

Delroy LindoDelroy Lindo
18 November 1952
Actor

Emma Walton HamiltonEmma Walton Hamilton
27 November 1962
Actress
Mackenzie CrookMackenzie Crook
29 September 1971
Actor

Samantha WomackSamantha Womack
02 November 1972
Actress

Victoria WoodVictoria Wood
19 May 1953
Comedian

Dexter FletcherDexter Fletcher
31 January 1966
Actor

Angus MacfadyenAngus Macfadyen
21 September 1963
Actor
Simon CallowSimon Callow
15 June 1949
Actor

John SimmJohn Simm
10 July 1970
Actor
Adrian DunbarAdrian Dunbar
01 August 1958
Actor

Steve PembertonSteve Pemberton
01 September 1967
Actor
Ida LupinoIda Lupino
04 February 1918
Actress
Ken LoachKen Loach
17 June 1936
Director