Famous Theatre Directors from England

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

People include everything from Alan Rickman to Sam Mendes.

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

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    • Birthplace: Chichester, United Kingdom
    Adrian Keith Noble (born 19 July 1950) is a theatre director, and was also the artistic director and chief executive of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1990 to 2003.
    • Birthplace: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
    Sir Alan Ayckbourn (born 12 April 1939) is a prolific British playwright and director. He has written and produced more than seventy full-length plays in Scarborough and London and was, between 1972 ...more
  • Alan Rickman
    Dec. at 69 (1946-2016)
    • Birthplace: London, England
    Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (February 21, 1946 – January 14, 2016) was an English actor and director. Rickman trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and became a member of the Royal ...more
    • Birthplace: Kensington, London, United Kingdom
    Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is an English composer and impresario of musical theatre. Several of his musicals have run for more than a decade both in the West End and ...more
  • Antony Holland
    Dec. at 95 (1920-2015)
    • Birthplace: Tiverton, Devon, England, UK
    Antony Holland (28 March 1920 – 29 July 2015) was an English actor, playwright and theatre director who until his death in 2015 lived on Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Brian Bedford
    Dec. at 80 (1935-2016)
    • Birthplace: Morley, Yorkshire, England, UK
    Brian Bedford (16 February 1935 – 13 January 2016) was an English actor. He appeared on the stage and in film, and is known for both acting in and directing Shakespeare productions. He received seven ...more