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

Kenneth BranaghKenneth Branagh
10 December 1960
Actor, Director

Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland
21 December 1966
Actor, Director, Producer, Voice Actor
BanksyBanksy
1974 AD
Graffiti Artist

Andy SerkisAndy Serkis
20 April 1964
Actor

Guy RitchieGuy Ritchie
10 September 1968
Filmmaker & Businessman
Alfred HitchcockAlfred Hitchcock
13 August 1899
Film Director

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

David ThewlisDavid Thewlis
20 March 1963
Actor

Warwick DavisWarwick Davis
03 February 1970
Actor

Sam MendesSam Mendes
01 August 1965
Film Director

Louis TherouxLouis Theroux
20 May 1970
Documentary Filmmaker
Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

Edgar WrightEdgar Wright
18 April 1974
Director

Jason ConneryJason Connery
11 January 1963
Actor, Director

Simon MonjackSimon Monjack
09 March 1970
Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Duncan JonesDuncan Jones
30 May 1971
Film Director

Charles DanceCharles Dance
10 October 1946
Actor
Shaun EvansShaun Evans
06 March 1980
Actor

Bonnie WrightBonnie Wright
17 February 1991
Actress

Stan LaurelStan Laurel
16 June 1890
Actor
Jonathan NolanJonathan Nolan
06 June 1976
Screenwriter, Director, Producer

Roddy McDowallRoddy McDowall
17 September 1928
Actor
Danny BoyleDanny Boyle
20 October 1956
Film Director, Screenwriter, Film Producer

Paul W. S. AndersonPaul W. S. Anderson
04 March 1965
Director, Producer

Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
26 March 1970
Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker
Rupert SandersRupert Sanders
16 March 1971
Film Director

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Alex GarlandAlex Garland
26 May 1970
Novelist, Screenwriter, Film Director
Sophie HunterSophie Hunter
16 March 1978
Theatre Director

Joe WrightJoe Wright
25 August 1972
Film Director

Reg TravissReg Traviss
12 February 1977
Film Director, Screenwriter

Jessica HynesJessica Hynes
30 October 1972
Actress
Tim MinchinTim Minchin
07 October 1975
Comedian
Susan TullySusan Tully
20 October 1967
Actress

Sean PertweeSean Pertwee
04 June 1964
Actor

David MorrisseyDavid Morrissey
21 June 1964
Actor

Harold PinterHarold Pinter
10 October 1930
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Sir David LeanDavid Lean
25 March 1908
Film Director, Producer & Screenwater

Stephen TompkinsonStephen Tompkinson
15 October 1965
Actor

Jim ThreapletonJim Threapleton
1973 AD
Filmmaker & Actor

Tom HooperTom Hooper
01 October 1972
Director

Blake HarrisonBlake Harrison
22 July 1985
Actor
Ken RussellKen Russell
03 July 1927
Film Director

Gavin FreeGavin Free
23 May 1988
Actor, Director
Joe CornishJoe Cornish
20 December 1968
Comedian

Ben WheatleyBen Wheatley
30 April 1972
Director

Mary NighyMary Nighy
17 July 1984
Actress
John Richard SchlesingerJohn Schlesinger
16 February 1926
Film Director

Carol ReedCarol Reed
30 December 1906
Film Director
Fred ZinnemannFred Zinnemann
29 April 1907
Film Director

Catherine ShepherdCatherine Shepherd
16 September 1975
Actress

Guy HamiltonGuy Hamilton
16 September 1922
Film Director

Jack ClaytonJack Clayton
01 March 1921
Film Director

Jack CardiffJack Cardiff
18 September 1914
Cinematographer, Film Director
Abigail HopkinsAbigail Hopkins
20 August 1968
Singer-songwriter

Harry HollandHarry Holland
14 February 1999
Actor, Director

Dan CadanDan Cadan
02 January 1975
Actor

Christopher BrosnanChristopher Brosnan
11 November 1972
Director, Producer
Tom AckerleyTom Ackerley
01 January 1990
Director, Film Producer

Steve McQueenSteve McQueen
09 October 1969
Artist
Soni RazdanSoni Razdan
25 October 1956
Actress

Alex WinterAlex Winter
17 July 1965
Actor

Delroy LindoDelroy Lindo
18 November 1952
Actor
Jerry O'ConnellJerry O'Connell
17 February 1974
Actor

Alan ParkerAlan Parker
14 February 1944
Screenwriter, Film producer, Film director
Terry GilliamTerry Gilliam
22 November 1940
Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Animator, Film

Maxine PeakeMaxine Peake
14 July 1974
Actress

Noel GallagherNoel Gallagher
29 May 1967
Singer
Kevin McKiddKevin McKidd
09 August 1973
Actor

Tony ScottTony Scott
21 June 1944
Film director
Alex SmithAlex Smith
22 November 1967
Writer

Sam Taylor-JohnsonSam Taylor-Johnson
04 March 1967
Filmmaker

Richard E. GrantRichard E. Grant
05 May 1957
Actor

Tracey UllmanTracey Ullman
30 December 1959
Actress
Alexander SiddigAlexander Siddig
21 November 1965
Actor
Victoria WoodVictoria Wood
19 May 1953
Comedian

Peter SerafinowiczPeter Serafinowicz
10 July 1972
Actor

David SoulDavid Soul
28 August 1943
Actor

Keiran LeeKeiran Lee
15 January 1984
Actor
Graham McTavishGraham McTavish
04 January 1961
Actor

Ida LupinoIda Lupino
04 February 1918
Actress

Peter UstinovPeter Ustinov
16 April 1921
Actor

Mackenzie CrookMackenzie Crook
29 September 1971
Actor

Sarah LancashireSarah Lancashire
04 October 1964
Actress
Clive BarkerClive Barker
05 October 1952
Playwright

Ol ParkerOl Parker
02 June 1969
Writer
Angus MacfadyenAngus Macfadyen
21 September 1963
Actor

Dexter FletcherDexter Fletcher
31 January 1966
Actor
Simon CallowSimon Callow
15 June 1949
Actor
Tony RichardsonTony Richardson
05 June 1928
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Actor