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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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Adrian J. McDowall is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland

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Ainslie Henderson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland

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Alan Cumming is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
Alan Cumming age 52

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Alan Myerson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
Alan Myerson age 77

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Alex Graham is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
Alex Graham age 64

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Alex Walker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
Alex Walker age 33

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Allan Jacobsen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland

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Andrew Black is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
Andrew Black age 43

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Andrew Crawford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
Andrew Crawford Died at 77 (1917-1994)

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Andrew Lang is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
Andrew Lang Died at 68 (1844-1912)

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Andrew P. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland

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Anne Milne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland

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

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Ben Humble is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
Ben Humble Died at 74 (1903-1977)

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Bill Bryden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
Bill Bryden age 75

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Bill Forsyth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
Bill Forsyth age 71

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Bob Spiers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
Bob Spiers Died at 63 (1945-2008)

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Brian Cox is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
Brian Cox age 71

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Caroline Paterson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland

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Catriona MacInnes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland

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Charles Gormley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
Charles Gormley Died at 68 (1937-2005)

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Colm McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
Colm McCarthy age 44

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

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Dallas Campbell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland

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David Byrne is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
David Byrne age 65

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David Hayman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
David Hayman age 69

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David MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
David MacDonald Died at 79 (1904-1983)

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David McKay is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland

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David Mitton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
David Mitton Died at 69 (1939-2008)

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David Tennant is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
David Tennant age 46

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David Winters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
David Winters age 34

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Denis Lawson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
Denis Lawson age 70

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Des Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
Des Hamilton age 52

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Don Boyd is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
Don Boyd age 69

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Douglas Gordon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland

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Ester Gould is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
Ester Gould age 42

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Fiona Samuel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland

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Frank Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
Frank Lloyd Died at 74 (1886-1960)

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Gavin Millar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
Gavin Millar age 79

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George Scott is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
George Scott age 51

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Gilbert Gunn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
Gilbert Gunn Died at 62 (1905-1967)

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Gordon Flemyng is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
Gordon Flemyng Died at 61 (1934-1995)

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Harry Watt is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
Harry Watt Died at 81 (1906-1987)

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Ian Knox is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
Ian Knox age 63

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Ian MacNaughton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
Ian MacNaughton Died at 77 (1925-2002)

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Ian Stewart is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
Ian Stewart Died at 47 (1938-1985)

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Peter Mullan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
Peter Mullan age 58

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J. M. Barrie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
J. M. Barrie Died at 77 (1860-1937)

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Jack Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
Jack Buchanan Died at 66 (1891-1957)

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James Erskine, Lord Grange is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Directors from Scotland
James Erskine, Lord Grange Died at 75 (1679-1754)