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Famous Film Directors from United Kingdom

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List of famous film directors from United Kingdom, listed alphabetically with photos when available. United Kingdom 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 British directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of United Kingdom and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

List features items like Antony Darnborough and David T. Guest.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best British directors?" and "Which directors are from United Kingdom?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of United Kingdom in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented British directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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Adam Curtis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from United Kingdom
age 64
Kevin Adam Curtis, better known as Adam Curtis, is an English documentary filmmaker. Curtis says that his favourite theme is "power and how it works in society", and his works explore ...more
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A.E. Coleby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from United Kingdom
A.E. Coleby Dec. at 54 (1876-1930)
A.E. Coleby was a British film director, actor and screenwriter of the silent era.
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Abner Pastoll is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from United Kingdom
Abner Pastoll age 37
Abner Pastoll is a British film director, screenwriter, and editor, born in South Africa, where his family used to own a two-screen cinema.
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Adam Croasdell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from United Kingdom
age 39
Adam Croasdell is a Zimbabwe-born British actor. He has appeared on TV in Supernatural, The Chase, Holby City, Peak Practice, London's Burning, Agatha Christie's Cat Among the Pigeons and ...more
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Adam Deacon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from United Kingdom
age 36
Adam Steven Deacon is an English film actor, rapper, writer and director. He is best known for his lead role in the films Kidulthood, the sequel Adulthood and for his directorial debut,
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Terry Hughes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from United Kingdom
Terry Hughes is a British television director. He has won a BAFTA Award and two Emmy Awards. Hughes has produced or directed BBC TV variety shows such as Val Doonican, Harry Secombe and Kenneth ...more
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Adam Roberts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from United Kingdom
age 54
Adam Charles Roberts is an academic, critic and novelist. He also writes parodies under the pseudonyms of A.R.R.R. Roberts, A3R Roberts and Don Brine. He has a degree in English from the ...more
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Adam Wimpenny is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from United Kingdom
Adam Wimpenny age 41
Adam Wimpenny is a film and television director.
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Adrian Biddle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from United Kingdom
Dec. at 53 (1952-2005)
Adrian Biddle, BSC, was an English cinematographer.
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Adrian Hume Robinson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from United Kingdom
age 46
Adrian Hume Robinson is an actor, film director, screenwriter, film producer and film editor.
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Aidan Wood is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from United Kingdom
Aidan Wood age 37
Aidan Wood is a film director,film editor and screenwriter
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Ainslie Henderson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from United Kingdom
age 40
Ainslie Thomas Henderson is a Scottish singer-songwriter. He is best known for his appearance on the BBC's television programme, Fame Academy, and his subsequent Top 5 UK single, "Keep Me a ...more
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Alan Birkinshaw is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from United Kingdom
age 75
Alan Birkinshaw, FRGS is a British film director, writer, and television and film producer. The son of two physicians, his first job was as a jackaroo in the Australian outback, before becoming ...more
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Alan Bridges is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from United Kingdom
Dec. at 86 (1927-2013)
Alan Bridges was an English film and television director. He won the Grand Prix at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival for his film The Hireling. His film Out of Season was entered into the 25th ...more
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Alan Bromly is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from United Kingdom
Dec. at 80 (1915-1995)
Alan Bromly was a producer and a film director.
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Alan Brown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from United Kingdom
Dec. at 85 (1919-2004)
Alan Everest Brown was a British racing driver from England. He took up motor racing in a Cooper, later forming the Ecurie Richmond team with Eric Brandon. He participated in 9 World ...more
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Alan Cooke is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from United Kingdom
Alan Cooke is a British actor. He has appeared in many British television shows, including Grange Hill, The Bill and EastEnders, playing Carl Talbot.
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Alan Cullimore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from United Kingdom
age 97
Alan Cullimore is a film director, screenwriter and film producer.
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Alan Cumming is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from United Kingdom
age 54
Alan Cumming, OBE, is a Scottish actor who has appeared in numerous films, television shows and plays. His London stage appearances include Hamlet, the lead in Bent, and the National Theatre of ...more
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Alan Dossor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from United Kingdom
Alan Dossor age 78
Alan Dossor is a British theatre director. He was artistic director of the Everyman Theatre Liverpool from 1970 to 1975. His production of John, Paul, George, Ringo ... and Bert by Willy Russell ...more
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Alan Ereira is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from United Kingdom
Alan Ereira
Alan Ereira is an award-winning British author, historian and documentary filmmaker.
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Alan Goodrick is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from United Kingdom
Alan Goodrick
Alan Goodrick is usually known by his nom de guerre Gimpo. He is best known as a friend and collaborator of The KLF and the K Foundation. He filmed the Watch the K Foundation Burn a Million Quid ...more
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Alan Hume is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from United Kingdom
Dec. at 86 (1924-2010)
Alan Hume was a cinematographer.
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Alan Rickman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from United Kingdom
age 73
Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman is an English actor. Rickman is a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company in both modern and classical theatre productions. His breakout performance was as the ...more
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Alan Root is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from United Kingdom
Alan Root age 82
Alan Root is a cinematographer, film producer and film director.