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.
Karen GillanKaren Gillan
28 November 1987
Actress
Ralph FiennesRalph Fiennes
22 December 1962
Actor

Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland
21 December 1966
Actor, Director, Producer, Voice Actor

Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan
30 July 1970
Film Director

Charles DanceCharles Dance
10 October 1946
Actor

Kenneth BranaghKenneth Branagh
10 December 1960
Actor, Director
Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

Alfred HitchcockAlfred Hitchcock
13 August 1899
Film Director and Producer

BanksyBanksy
1974 AD
Graffiti Artist

Guy RitchieGuy Ritchie
10 September 1968
Filmmaker & Businessman
Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
26 March 1970
Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker

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

Stan LaurelStan Laurel
16 June 1890
Actor

Richard AttenboroughRichard Attenborough
29 August 1923
Actor, Director, Producer
Sam MendesSam Mendes
01 August 1965
Film Director

Louis TherouxLouis Theroux
20 May 1970
Documentary Filmmaker
Warwick DavisWarwick Davis
03 February 1970
Actor

Danny BoyleDanny Boyle
20 October 1956
Film Director, Screenwriter, Film Producer

Edgar WrightEdgar Wright
18 April 1974
Director
David ThewlisDavid Thewlis
20 March 1963
Actor

Sophie HunterSophie Hunter
16 March 1978
Theatre Director
Jason ConneryJason Connery
11 January 1963
Actor, Director

Duncan JonesDuncan Jones
30 May 1971
Film Director

Bonnie WrightBonnie Wright
17 February 1991
Actress

Joe WrightJoe Wright
25 August 1972
Film Director
Paul W. S. AndersonPaul W. S. Anderson
04 March 1965
Director, Producer
Simon MonjackSimon Monjack
09 March 1970
Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer

Jessica HynesJessica Hynes
30 October 1972
Actress

Roddy McDowallRoddy McDowall
17 September 1928
Actor

Shaun EvansShaun Evans
06 March 1980
Actor
Tom HooperTom Hooper
01 October 1972
Director

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Jim ThreapletonJim Threapleton
1973 AD
Filmmaker & Actor

David MorrisseyDavid Morrissey
21 June 1964
Actor

Jonathan NolanJonathan Nolan
06 June 1976
Screenwriter, Director, Producer

Sean PertweeSean Pertwee
04 June 1964
Actor
Reg TravissReg Traviss
12 February 1977
Film Director, Screenwriter

Harold PinterHarold Pinter
10 October 1930
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Alex GarlandAlex Garland
26 May 1970
Novelist, Screenwriter, Film Director

Ken RussellKen Russell
03 July 1927
Film Director

Sir David LeanDavid Lean
25 March 1908
Film Director, Producer & Screenwater
Abigail HopkinsAbigail Hopkins
20 August 1968
Singer-songwriter

Blake HarrisonBlake Harrison
22 July 1985
Actor
Gavin FreeGavin Free
23 May 1988
Actor, Director

Stephen TompkinsonStephen Tompkinson
15 October 1965
Actor

Susan TullySusan Tully
20 October 1967
Actress

John Richard SchlesingerJohn Schlesinger
16 February 1926
Film Director

Carol ReedCarol Reed
30 December 1906
Film Director
Mary NighyMary Nighy
17 July 1984
Actress

Fred ZinnemannFred Zinnemann
29 April 1907
Film Director

Guy HamiltonGuy Hamilton
16 September 1922
Film Director

Harry HollandHarry Holland
14 February 1999
Actor, Director
Catherine ShepherdCatherine Shepherd
16 September 1975
Actress

Jack CardiffJack Cardiff
18 September 1914
Cinematographer, Film Director
Christopher BrosnanChristopher Brosnan
11 November 1972
Director, Producer

Jack ClaytonJack Clayton
01 March 1921
Film Director

Dan CadanDan Cadan
02 January 1975
Actor
Tom AckerleyTom Ackerley
01 January 1990
Director, Film Producer

Steve McQueenSteve McQueen
09 October 1969
Film director
Dexter FletcherDexter Fletcher
31 January 1966
Actor

Adrian DunbarAdrian Dunbar
01 August 1958
Actor

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

Richard E. GrantRichard E. Grant
05 May 1957
Actor
Kevin McKiddKevin McKidd
09 August 1973
Actor

Paul BlackthornePaul Blackthorne
05 March 1969
Actor

Graham McTavishGraham McTavish
04 January 1961
Actor

Sheila HancockSheila Hancock
22 February 1933
Actress
Rupert SandersRupert Sanders
16 March 1971
Film director
Ida LupinoIda Lupino
04 February 1918
Actress

Simon McBurneySimon McBurney
25 August 1957
Actor

Delroy LindoDelroy Lindo
18 November 1952
Actor

Mackenzie CrookMackenzie Crook
29 September 1971
Actor
Angus MacfadyenAngus Macfadyen
21 September 1963
Actor

Douglas HodgeDouglas Hodge
25 February 1960
Actor

Tracey UllmanTracey Ullman
30 December 1959
Actress

Sarah LancashireSarah Lancashire
04 October 1964
Actress

Anthony MinghellaAnthony Minghella
06 January 1954
Screenwriter, Playwright, Film director, Film
Julia DavisJulia Davis
25 August 1966
Comedian

Samantha WomackSamantha Womack
02 November 1972
Actress
Simon CallowSimon Callow
15 June 1949
Actor

Ken LoachKen Loach
17 June 1936
Director

Tony RichardsonTony Richardson
05 June 1928
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Actor
Bernard CribbinsBernard Cribbins
29 December 1928
Actor

David YatesDavid Yates
30 November 1963
Screenwriter, Film director
Simon MacCorkindaleSimon MacCorkindale
12 February 1952
Actor

Adrian LesterAdrian Lester
14 August 1968
Actor

Denis LawsonDenis Lawson
27 September 1947
Actor

Adam CurtisAdam Curtis
26 May 1955
Television director, Journalist, Writer, Director
Sean MathiasSean Mathias
14 March 1956
Actor, Screenwriter, Film director, Theatre

Kathy BurkeKathy Burke
13 June 1964
Actress
Steven BerkoffSteven Berkoff
03 August 1937
Actor

Mike LeighMike Leigh
20 February 1943
Film director, Actor, Playwright, Theatre
Craig RobertsCraig Roberts
21 January 1991
Actor

Neil MarshallNeil Marshall
25 May 1970
Screenwriter, Film director
Michael AttenboroughMichael Attenborough
13 February 1950
Theatre director