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

Ralph FiennesRalph Fiennes

22 December 1962

Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland

21 December 1966

Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan

30 July 1970

Charles DanceCharles Dance

10 October 1946

Guy RitchieGuy Ritchie

10 September 1968

Kenneth BranaghKenneth Branagh

10 December 1960

BanksyBanksy

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Richard AttenboroughRichard Attenborough

29 August 1923

Alfred HitchcockAlfred Hitchcock

13 August 1899

Stan LaurelStan Laurel

16 June 1890

Andy SerkisAndy Serkis

20 April 1964

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Louis TherouxLouis Theroux

20 May 1970

Ridley ScottRidley Scott

30 November 1937

Warwick DavisWarwick Davis

03 February 1970

Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh

26 March 1970

Steve-OSteve-O

13 June 1974

Edgar WrightEdgar Wright

18 April 1974

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Jason ConneryJason Connery

11 January 1963

Sophie HunterSophie Hunter

16 March 1978

Sam MendesSam Mendes

01 August 1965

Bonnie WrightBonnie Wright

17 February 1991

Danny BoyleDanny Boyle

20 October 1956

Simon MonjackSimon Monjack

09 March 1970

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Paul W. S. AndersonPaul W. S. Anderson

04 March 1965

Duncan JonesDuncan Jones

30 May 1971

Roddy McDowallRoddy McDowall

17 September 1928

David MorrisseyDavid Morrissey

21 June 1964

Jonathan NolanJonathan Nolan

06 June 1976

Harold PinterHarold Pinter

10 October 1930

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Alex GarlandAlex Garland

26 May 1970

Reg TravissReg Traviss

12 February 1977

Sir David LeanDavid Lean

25 March 1908

Abigail HopkinsAbigail Hopkins

20 August 1968

Gavin FreeGavin Free

23 May 1988

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Ken RussellKen Russell

03 July 1927

Mary NighyMary Nighy

17 July 1984

Carol ReedCarol Reed

30 December 1906

John Richard SchlesingerJohn Schlesinger

16 February 1926

Guy HamiltonGuy Hamilton

16 September 1922

Fred ZinnemannFred Zinnemann

29 April 1907

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Catherine ShepherdCatherine Shepherd

16 September 1975

Harry HollandHarry Holland

14 February 1999

Jack ClaytonJack Clayton

01 March 1921

Jack CardiffJack Cardiff

18 September 1914

Christopher BrosnanChristopher Brosnan

11 November 1972

Dan CadanDan Cadan

02 January 1975

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Tom AckerleyTom Ackerley

01 January 1990

Steve McQueenSteve McQueen

09 October 1969

Terry GilliamTerry Gilliam

22 November 1940

David ThewlisDavid Thewlis

19 March 1963

Tony ScottTony Scott

21 June 1944

Joe WrightJoe Wright

25 August 1972

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Neil MarshallNeil Marshall

25 May 1970

Rupert SandersRupert Sanders

16 March 1971

Shane MeadowsShane Meadows

26 December 1972

Michael AttenboroughMichael Attenborough

13 February 1950

Ken LoachKen Loach

17 June 1936

David YatesDavid Yates

30 November 1963

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Anthony MinghellaAnthony Minghella

06 January 1954

Tony RichardsonTony Richardson

05 June 1928

Mike LeighMike Leigh

20 February 1943

Sean MathiasSean Mathias

14 March 1956

Adam CurtisAdam Curtis

26 May 1955

Sophie FiennesSophie Fiennes

12 February 1967

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Lynne RamsayLynne Ramsay

05 December 1969

Tom HooperTom Hooper

01 October 1972

John BoormanJohn Boorman

18 January 1933

Paul GreengrassPaul Greengrass

13 August 1955

Alan ParkerAlan Parker

14 February 1944

Andrea ArnoldAndrea Arnold

05 April 1961

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Nicolas RoegNicolas Roeg

15 August 1928

Peter HowittPeter Howitt

05 May 1957

Stephen FrearsStephen Frears

20 June 1941

Michael WinnerMichael Winner

30 October 1935

Stephen DaldryStephen Daldry

02 May 1960

James WhaleJames Whale

22 July 1889

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Derek JarmanDerek Jarman

31 January 1942

Rupert WyattRupert Wyatt

26 October 1972

Ben WheatleyBen Wheatley

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