Famous Television Directors from Scotland

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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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Andy Harries is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Television Directors from Scotland
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Andrew D. M. Harries is a British television and film producer. After graduating from Hull University in the 1970s, Harries began his television career on the Granada Television current affairs series World in Action, before moving on to freelance work. He directed and produced programmes for Jonathan Ross's Channel X production company in the 1980s, before being appointed controller of the newly created comedy department at Granada in 1992. Over the next decade he produced and executive produced several critically acclaimed series, including The Royle Family, Cold Feet and The Grimleys. In 2000 his portfolio was expanded to include Granada's drama productions. He worked on the revivals of ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 64

Birthplace: Inverness, United Kingdom

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Armando Iannucci is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Television Directors from Scotland
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Armando Giovanni Iannucci, OBE is an Oscar and Emmy-nominated Scottish satirist, writer, television director and radio producer of Italian descent. Born in Glasgow, he studied at Oxford University and left graduate work on a PhD about John Milton to pursue a career in comedy. Rising quickly through BBC Scotland and BBC Radio 4, his early work with Chris Morris on the radio series On the Hour was transferred to television as The Day Today. A character from this series, Alan Partridge, went on to feature in a number of Iannucci's television and radio programmes including Knowing Me, Knowing You and I'm Alan Partridge. In the meantime, Iannucci also fronted the satirical Armistice review shows ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 55

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

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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 until the book is found by Marnie. 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 in the Midlands, Les Misérables, Braveheart ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

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Gilbert Gunn was a British screenwriter and film director. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 62 (1905-1967)

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

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