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Famous Television Directors from England

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

This is a list that features people like Ricky Gervais and Alfred Hitchcock.

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

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  • Adam Buxton1

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Adam Offord Buxton (born 7 June 1969) is an English comedian, writer and actor. He forms one...  more
  • Adrian Lester2

    BirthplaceBirmingham, United Kingdom

    Adrian Anthony Lester (born 14 August 1968), born Anthony Harvey, is an English actor,...  more
  • Alan Clarke3

    Alan Clarke

    Dec. at 55 (1935-1990)

    BirthplaceCheshire, Wallasey, Eurasia, United Kingdom, North West England

    Alan John Clarke (28 October 1935 – 24 July 1990) was an English television and film director,...  more
  • Alexander Siddig4

    Alexander Siddig

    Age: 54


    Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi (Arabic:...  more
  • Alfred Hitchcock5

    Alfred Hitchcock

    Dec. at 81 (1899-1980)

    BirthplaceLeytonstone, London, United Kingdom

    Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director and...  more

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  • 6
    Andrew Gunn may refer to: Andrew Gunn (director), British television director Andrew Gunn...  more
  • Andrew McLaglen7

    Andrew McLaglen

    Dec. at 94 (1920-2014)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Andrew Victor McLaglen (July 28, 1920 – August 30, 2014) was a British-born American film and...  more
  • Arthur Crabtree8

    Arthur Crabtree

    Dec. at 75 (1900-1975)

    BirthplaceShipley, United Kingdom

    Arthur Crabtree (29 October 1900 in Shipley, Yorkshire, England – 15 March 1975 in Worthing,...  more
  • 9

    Baz Taylor

    Age: 76

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    Baz Taylor is a television director and producer....  more
  • Ben Elton10

    Ben Elton

    Age: 61

    BirthplaceCatford, London, United Kingdom

    Benjamin Charles Elton (born 3 May 1959) is a British-Australian comedian, author, playwright,...  more

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  • Ben Miller11

    Ben Miller

    Age: 54

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Bennet Evan Miller (born 24 February 1966) is an English comedian, actor and director. He is...  more
  • Ben Wheatley12

    BirthplaceEast of England, Eurasia, Borough of Basildon, Billericay, United Kingdom

    Ben Wheatley (born May 1972) is an English filmmaker and screenwriter. Beginning his career in...  more
  • 13


    Brian Trenchard-Smith (born 1946) is an English-Australian film and television director,...  more
  • 14

    BirthplaceLytham St Annes, United Kingdom

    Brian Woods may refer to: Brian Woods (filmmaker) (born 1963), British documentary...  more
  • 15
    Bruce Gowers is a British television director and producer, best known for his work on...  more
  • 16

    C.M. Pennington-Richards

    Dec. at 94 (1911-2005)

    BirthplaceSouth Norwood, London, United Kingdom

    Cyril Montague Pennington-Richards (17 December 1911 – 2 January 2005) was a British film...  more
  • 17

    Charles Crichton

    Dec. at 89 (1910-1999)

    BirthplaceCheshire, Wallasey, Eurasia, United Kingdom, North West England

    Charles Ainslie Crichton (6 August 1910 – 14 September 1999) was an English film director and...  more
  • Charles Jarrott18

    Charles Jarrott

    Dec. at 84 (1927-2011)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Charles Jarrott (16 June 1927 – 4 March 2011) was a British film and television director. He...  more
  • 19

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Charles B. G. Sturridge (born 24 June 1951) is an English screenwriter, producer, stage,...  more
  • Christopher Morahan20

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Christopher Thomas Morahan CBE (9 July 1929 – 7 April 2017) was an English stage and...  more
  • Claire Stansfield21

    Claire Stansfield

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceEurope, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England

    Claire Stansfield (born 27 August 1964) is an English-Canadian actress, director, fashion...  more
  • Clive A. Smith22


    Clive A. Smith (often credited as Clive Smith) is a British expatriate director and animator...  more
  • Craig Cash23

    Craig Cash

    Age: 60

    BirthplaceManchester, United Kingdom

    Craig Cash (born 11 September 1960) is an English comedian, actor, director and BAFTA...  more
  • 24

    Cyril Coke

    Dec. at 79 (1914-1993)

    BirthplaceEurope, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England

    Cyril Coke was a television director....  more
  • 25

    BirthplaceEast End of London, Stoke Newington, Eurasia, London Borough of Hackney, United Kingdom

    Cyril S. Frankel (28 December 1921 – 7 June 2017) was a British film and television director....  more