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

Guy RitchieGuy Ritchie
10 September 1968
Filmmaker & Businessman

Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan
30 July 1970
Film Director

Ralph FiennesRalph Fiennes
22 December 1962
Actor, Director, Producer

Charles DanceCharles Dance
10 October 1946
Actor
Kenneth BranaghKenneth Branagh
10 December 1960
Actor, Director

BanksyBanksy
1974 AD
Graffiti Artist

Alfred HitchcockAlfred Hitchcock
13 August 1899
Film Director and Producer

Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
26 March 1970
Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker
Danny BoyleDanny Boyle
20 October 1956
Film Director, Screenwriter, Film Producer

Richard AttenboroughRichard Attenborough
29 August 1923
Actor, Director, Producer
Ridley ScottRidley Scott
30 November 1937
Film Producer, Director

Stan LaurelStan Laurel
16 June 1890
Actor

Louis TherouxLouis Theroux
20 May 1970
Documentary Filmmaker
Andy SerkisAndy Serkis
20 April 1964
Actor

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor
Warwick DavisWarwick Davis
03 February 1970
Actor

Edgar WrightEdgar Wright
18 April 1974
Director

Sam MendesSam Mendes
01 August 1965
Film Director
Sophie HunterSophie Hunter
16 March 1978
Theatre Director

Jason ConneryJason Connery
11 January 1963
Actor, Director
Bonnie WrightBonnie Wright
17 February 1991
Actress

Duncan JonesDuncan Jones
30 May 1971
Film Director

Jessica HynesJessica Hynes
30 October 1972
Actress

Roddy McDowallRoddy McDowall
17 September 1928
Actor
Simon MonjackSimon Monjack
09 March 1970
Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Paul W. S. AndersonPaul W. S. Anderson
04 March 1965
Director, Producer

Shaun EvansShaun Evans
06 March 1980
Actor

Jonathan NolanJonathan Nolan
06 June 1976
Screenwriter, Director, Producer

David MorrisseyDavid Morrissey
21 June 1964
Actor
Tom HooperTom Hooper
01 October 1972
Director

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

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Alex GarlandAlex Garland
26 May 1970
Novelist, Screenwriter, Film Director
Jim ThreapletonJim Threapleton
1973 AD
Filmmaker & Actor

Abigail HopkinsAbigail Hopkins
20 August 1968
Singer-songwriter
Blake HarrisonBlake Harrison
22 July 1985
Actor

Sir David LeanDavid Lean
25 March 1908
Film Director, Producer & Screenwater

Gavin FreeGavin Free
23 May 1988
Actor, Director
Ken RussellKen Russell
03 July 1927
Film Director

Stephen TompkinsonStephen Tompkinson
15 October 1965
Actor
Mary NighyMary Nighy
17 July 1984
Actress

Carol ReedCarol Reed
30 December 1906
Film Director

John Richard SchlesingerJohn Schlesinger
16 February 1926
Film Director

Guy HamiltonGuy Hamilton
16 September 1922
Film Director

Fred ZinnemannFred Zinnemann
29 April 1907
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

Jack ClaytonJack Clayton
01 March 1921
Film 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
Film director

Dexter FletcherDexter Fletcher
31 January 1966
Actor
Adrian DunbarAdrian Dunbar
01 August 1958
Actor

David ThewlisDavid Thewlis
19 March 1963
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
Paul BlackthornePaul Blackthorne
05 March 1969
Actor

Shane MeadowsShane Meadows
26 December 1972
Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Film editor
Rupert SandersRupert Sanders
16 March 1971
Film director

Joe WrightJoe Wright
25 August 1972
Film director

Neil MarshallNeil Marshall
25 May 1970
Screenwriter, Film director

Delroy LindoDelroy Lindo
18 November 1952
Actor
Angus MacfadyenAngus Macfadyen
21 September 1963
Actor
Tracey UllmanTracey Ullman
30 December 1959
Actress

Michael AptedMichael Apted
10 February 1941
Film director, Television director, Trade unionist

Anthony MinghellaAnthony Minghella
06 January 1954
Screenwriter, Playwright, Film director, Film

Michael AttenboroughMichael Attenborough
13 February 1950
Theatre director
Simon CallowSimon Callow
15 June 1949
Actor

Ken LoachKen Loach
17 June 1936
Director

Sean MathiasSean Mathias
14 March 1956
Actor, Screenwriter, Film director, Theatre

Tony RichardsonTony Richardson
05 June 1928
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Actor

Steven BerkoffSteven Berkoff
03 August 1937
Actor
David YatesDavid Yates
30 November 1963
Screenwriter, Film director

Adam CurtisAdam Curtis
26 May 1955
Television director, Journalist, Writer, Director
Andrea ArnoldAndrea Arnold
05 April 1961
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter

Mike LeighMike Leigh
20 February 1943
Film director, Actor, Playwright, Theatre

Derek JarmanDerek Jarman
31 January 1942
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Diarist,
James WhaleJames Whale
22 July 1889
Film director, Theatre director, Screenwriter

Asif KapadiaAsif Kapadia
1972 AD
film director, screenwriter, actor
Sophie FiennesSophie Fiennes
12 February 1967
Film director, Film producer

Crispin Bonham-CarterCrispin Bonham-Carter
23 September 1969
Actor

John BoormanJohn Boorman
18 January 1933
Screenwriter, Film producer, Film director

Alan ParkerAlan Parker
14 February 1944
Screenwriter, Film producer, Film director
Nicolas RoegNicolas Roeg
15 August 1928
Film director, Cinematographer

Paul GreengrassPaul Greengrass
13 August 1955
Film director, Screenwriter, Writer
Lynne RamsayLynne Ramsay
05 December 1969
Film director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film

Michael WinnerMichael Winner
30 October 1935
Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter,

Stephen FrearsStephen Frears
20 June 1941
Actor, Film director, Film producer

Stephen DaldryStephen Daldry
02 May 1960
film director, film producer, theatre director
Ben WheatleyBen Wheatley
1972 AD
Director