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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.
  • Adam Curtis

    BirthplaceSouth East England, Eurasia, Kent, United Kingdom, England


    Films DirectedThe Century of the Self - 3: There is Policeman Inside all our Heads He Must Be Destroyed, Modern Times: The Way of All Flesh, The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom, All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace, It Felt Like A Kiss

    Kevin Adam Curtis (born 26 May 1955) is a British documentary filmmaker. His favourite theme...  more
  • A.E. Coleby

    Dec. at 54 (1876-1930)

    BirthplaceEurope, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Films DirectedHoly Orders, Long Odds, Thelma, Kent, the Fighting Man

    A. E. Coleby (1876 – July 15, 1930) was a British film director, actor and screenwriter of the...  more
  • Abner Pastoll

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceGauteng, Johannesburg, Africa, South Africa

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Films DirectedMe or the Dog, Homicide: Division B, A Great Mistake

    Abner Pastoll (born 12 February 1982) is a British-South African film director, screenwriter,...  more
  • Adam Croasdell

    BirthplaceZimbabwe, Africa

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Adam Croasdell (born 10 July 1976) is a Zimbabwean-born British actor. He has appeared on TV...  more
  • Adam Deacon

    BirthplaceEast End of London, Eurasia, London Borough of Hackney, Greater London, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Films DirectedAnuvahood

    Adam Steven Deacon (born 4 March 1983) is an English film actor, rapper, writer and director....  more
  • Terry Hughes
    Terry Hughes is a British television director. He won the 1976 BAFTA Award for Best...  more
  • Adam Roberts

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Films DirectedMike Bassett: England Manager

    Adam Charles Roberts (born 30 June 1965) is a British science fiction and fantasy novelist....  more
  • Adam Wimpenny

    Age: 42

    BirthplaceHuddersfield, Yorkshire, Eurasia, United Kingdom, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Films DirectedDerren Brown Presents the 3D Magic Spectacular, Roar

    Adam Wimpenny is a film and television director....
  • Adrian Biddle

    Adrian Biddle

    Dec. at 53 (1952-2005)

    BirthplaceEurasia, Woolwich, United Kingdom, London, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Adrian Biddle, BSC (20 July 1952 – 7 December 2005), was an English cinematographer....  more
  • BirthplaceEurasia, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Films DirectedTandem

    Adrian Hume Robinson is an actor, film director, screenwriter, film producer and film editor....  more
  • Aidan Wood

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceEurasia, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, North West England, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Films DirectedAngel Wing

    Aidan Wood is a film director,film editor and screenwriter...
  • Ainslie Henderson

    BirthplaceEdinburgh, Scotland

    NationalityScotland, United Kingdom

    Films DirectedI Am Tom Moody

    Ainslie Thomas Henderson (born 28 January 1979, Edinburgh, Scotland) is a Scottish...  more
  • BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Auckland Region, Auckland, Oceania, Realm of New Zealand

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Films DirectedInvaders of the Lost Gold, Ten Little Indians, The House of Usher, Killer's Moon, The Man Who Couldn't Get Enough

    Alan Birkinshaw, FRGS (born 15 June 1944, in Auckland, New Zealand) is a British film...  more
  • Alan Bridges

    Dec. at 86 (1927-2013)

    BirthplaceLiverpool, Eurasia, Lancashire, North West England, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Films DirectedThe Shooting Party, The Return of the Soldier, Invasion, Rain on the Roof, Let's Murder Vivaldi

    Alan Bridges (28 September 1927 – 7 December 2013) was an English film and television...  more
  • Alan Bromly

    Dec. at 80 (1915-1995)

    BirthplaceSouth East England, Surrey, Godalming Hundred, Eurasia, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Films DirectedFollow That Horse!

    Alan Bromly was a producer and a film director....  more
  • Alan Brown

    Dec. at 85 (1919-2004)

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Films DirectedPrivate Romeo, Boys Life 4:Four Play, Book of Love, Superheroes

    Alan Everest Brown (born in Malton, Yorkshire, 20 November 1919 – died in Guildford, Surrey,...  more
  • Alan Cooke is a British actor. He has appeared in many British television shows, including...  more
  • BirthplaceSouth East England, Buckinghamshire, Burnham, Eurasia, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Films DirectedLet's Go Crazy

    Alan Cullimore is a film director, screenwriter and film producer....  more
  • Alan Cumming

    BirthplaceAberfeldy, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited States of America, Scotland, United Kingdom

    Films DirectedThe Anniversary Party, Butter, Suffering Man's Charity

    Alan Cumming (born 27 January 1965) is a Scottish-American actor, singer, writer, producer,...  more

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  • Alan Dossor

    Age: 79

    BirthplaceEurasia, Humberside, United Kingdom, Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Films DirectedFirst and Last, The Life and Crimes of William Palmer

    Alan Dossor is a British theatre director. He was artistic director of the Everyman Theatre...  more
  • Alan Ereira

    Alan Ereira is an award-winning British author, historian and documentary filmmaker. He is a...  more
  • Alan Goodrick

    Alan David Goodrick (born April 1962 in Manchester), better known under the pseudonym Gimpo,...  more
  • Alan Hume

    Alan Hume

    Dec. at 86 (1924-2010)

    BirthplaceEurope, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Films DirectedThe Hunchback of Notre Dame

    Alan Hume, BSC (16 October 1924 – 13 July 2010) was an English cinematographer....  more
  • Alan Rickman

    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom,England

    Films DirectedA Little Chaos, A Little Chaos, The Winter Guest

    Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (21 February 1946 – 14 January 2016) was an English actor and...  more

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  • Alan Root

    Age: 83

    BirthplaceEurope, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Films DirectedLights, Action, Africa!

    Alan Root is a cinematographer, film producer and film director....