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List of notable or famous animators from the United Kingdom, with bios and photos, including the top animators born in the United Kingdom and even some popular animators who immigrated to the United Kingdom. If you're trying to find out the names of famous British animators then this list is the perfect resource for you. These animators are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known animator from the United Kingdom is included when available.

Examples include Terry Gilliam and Norman McLaren.

This historic animators from the United Kingdom list can help answer the questions "Who are some British animators of note?" and "Who are the most famous animators from the United Kingdom?" These prominent animators of the United Kingdom may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected British animators.

Use this list of renowned British animators to discover some new animators that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (31 items)
Alexander Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Animators from the United Kingdom
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Alexander "Alex" Williams is an English film animator and cartoonist. He is the son of animator Richard Williams. He has worked on numerous animated films, and is the author of the Queens Counsel cartoon strip in The Times. ...more

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Age: 49

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Profession: Barrister, Cartoonist, Animator

Credits: A Christmas Carol, Charlie & Yip

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Chris Shepherd is a BAFTA nominated television/film writer and director. Born in Anfield, Liverpool, Lancashire, in 1967. He is mainly known for combining live action with animation. His work fuses comedy with commentary on the darker side of human nature. ...more

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Age: 49

Birthplace: Anfield, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Animator, Film Director

Credits: Dad's Dead, Who I Am And What I Want, Bad Night for the Blues, The World Of Interiors, Silence Is Golden, + more

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Curtis Jobling is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Animators from the United Kingdom
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Curtis Jobling is a British illustrator, animator and author, born in Blackpool, England but lives in Warrington. He is best known for his role as production designer of children's TV hit, Bob The Builder, where he visualised all of that programme's inimitable characters and sets. Jobling is also an ...more

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Age: 45

Birthplace: Blackpool, United Kingdom

Profession: Art Director, Production Designer, Writer

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Daniel Lavender


Daniel Lavender is an animator. ...more

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Birthplace: England

Profession: Animator