Famous Film Directors from Scotland

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List of famous film directors from Scotland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Scotland has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Scottish directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Scotland and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Scottish directors?" and "Which directors are from Scotland?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Scotland in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Scottish directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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    Dumfries, United Kingdom

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    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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    Eurasia, Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom

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    Edinburgh, Scotland

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    Glasgow, United Kingdom

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    Alex Walker Bellshill, United Kingdom

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    Allan Jacobsen Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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    Andrew Crawford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland

    Andrew Crawford Glasgow, Scotland

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    Scottish Borders, Selkirk, Scottish Borders

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    Eurasia, United Kingdom, Scotland

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    Scotland

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    Armando Iannucci is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland

    Armando Iannucci Europe, Eurasia, United Kingdom

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    Bill Bryden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland

    Bill Bryden Greenock, United Kingdom

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    Glasgow, United Kingdom

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    Glasgow, Scotland

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    Dundee, Scotland

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    Caroline Paterson Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom

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    Catriona MacInnes

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    Rutherglen, Scotland

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    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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    Craig Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland

    Craig Ferguson Springburn, United Kingdom

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    Kilmacolm, Scotland

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    David Byrne is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland

    David Byrne West Dunbartonshire, Eurasia, United Kingdom

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    Eurasia, Bridgeton, Glasgow

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    David MacDonald Helensburgh, United Kingdom

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    Glasgow, United Kingdom

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    Preston^! East Lothian, United Kingdom

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    David Tennant is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland

    David Tennant Bathgate, United Kingdom

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    Paisley, United Kingdom

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    Denis Lawson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland

    Denis Lawson Crieff, Scotland

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    Des Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland

    Des Hamilton Glasgow, United Kingdom

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    Nairn, United Kingdom

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    Glasgow, United Kingdom

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    Ester Gould is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland

    Ester Gould Scotland

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    Glasgow, Scotland

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    Scotland, Clydebank

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    George Scott Irvine, United Kingdom

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    Gilbert Gunn Glasgow, United Kingdom

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    Gordon Flemyng Glasgow, United Kingdom

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    Harry Watt Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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    Ian Knox Dundee, United Kingdom

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    Glasgow, Scotland

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    Pittenweem, United Kingdom

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    Peter Mullan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland

    Peter Mullan Peterhead, United Kingdom

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    J. M. Barrie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland

    J. M. Barrie Kirriemuir, United Kingdom

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