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Famous Television Directors from Scotland

Updated October 13, 2018 9 items

List of notable or famous television directors from Scotland, with bios and photos, including the top television directors born in Scotland and even some popular television directors who immigrated to Scotland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Scottish 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 Scotland is included when available.

These people, like Peter Capaldi and Armando Iannucci include images when available.

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

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  • Andrew "Andy" Harries (born 7 April 1954) is chief executive and co-founder of Left Bank Pictures, a UK based production company formed in 2007. In a career spanning four decades he has produced television dramas including The Royle Family, Cold Feet, the revivals of Prime Suspect and Cracker, as well as the BAFTA-winning television play The Deal. In 2006 he received an Academy Award nomination as producer of The Queen, which saw Helen Mirren win Best Actress for her role, and in 2007, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awarded him the Special Award in Honour of Alan Clarke. 2011 saw the Royal Television Society confer a Fellowship on Harries for outstanding contributions to...  more
    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: Inverness, United Kingdom
  • Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    Armando Giovanni Iannucci (; born 28 November 1963) is a Scottish satirist, writer, director, and radio producer. Born in Glasgow to Italian parents, Iannucci studied at the University of Glasgow followed by the University of Oxford, leaving graduate work on a D.Phil about John Milton to pursue a career in comedy. Starting on BBC Scotland and BBC Radio 4, his early work with Chris Morris on the radio series On the Hour transferred to television as The Day Today. A character from this series, Alan Partridge, co-created by Iannucci, went on to feature in a number of Iannucci's television and radio programmes, including Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge and I'm Alan Partridge....  more
    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • David McKay is a Scottish actor and television director. In the television series Shoebox Zoo, he played McTaggart who was the Keeper of the Book of Forbidden Knowledge who was bound to stay with Michael Scott (Peter Mullan) until the book is found by Marnie (Vivien Endicott-Douglas). McTaggart has been a number of people in the first series. A tour guide, a servant to Michael and Toledo and a clown. Now as the second series unfolds, he must help Marnie and Michael as much as he can to help find the Book and stop Toledo taking over and finding the Book before Marnie. He has also appeared in two Ken Loach films: Ae Fond Kiss... and My Name Is Joe. He has also had roles in Once Upon a Time...  more
    • Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Gilbert Gunn was a British screenwriter and film director....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 62 (1905-1967)
    • Birthplace: Europe, Eurasia, United Kingdom, Scotland, Glasgow