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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.

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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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Adrian Keith Noble is a theatre director, and was also the artistic director and chief executive of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1990 to 2003. ...more

Age: 65

Birthplace: Chichester, United Kingdom

Profession: Theatre Director

Credits: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Verdi: Macbeth

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Alan Ayckbourn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Theatre Directors from England
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Sir Alan Ayckbourn, CBE is a prolific English playwright. He has written and produced more than seventy full-length plays in Scarborough and London and was, between 1972 and 2009, the artistic director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, where all but four of his plays have received their ...more

Age: 78

Birthplace: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Theatre Director, Screenwriter, Writer, Playwright

Credits: Smoking/No Smoking, Sweet Revenge, Private Fears in Public Places, A Chorus of Disapproval, The Norman Conquests: Living Together, + more

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Alan Rickman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Theatre Directors from England
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Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman is an English actor. Rickman is a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company in both modern and classical theatre productions. His breakout performance was as the Vicomte de Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. Rickman is ...more

Age: 71

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Graphic Designer, Actor, Voice acting, + more

Credits: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Die Hard, Galaxy Quest

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Andrew Lloyd Webber is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Theatre Directors from England
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Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber 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 on Broadway. He has composed 13 musicals, a song cycle, a set of variations, two film scores, and a Latin Requiem Mass. ...more

Age: 69

Birthplace: Kensington, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Impresario, Film Score Composer, Theatre Director, Businessperson, Songwriter, + more

Credits: The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Odessa File, The Phantom of the Opera at The Royal Albert Hall, + more

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