This is a list of English film directors and television directors who were born in England, or lived and/or worked in England during a significant part of their career. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film. A television director directs the activities involved in making a Television Episode. Irish, Scottish, American, and European Directors who have worked for large portions of their career in England are included on this list.
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Richard Samuel Attenborough Baron Attenborough Keith Boak is a British Television director, best known for his work on several popular continuing drama series during the 1990s and 2000s John Boorman (born January 18, 1933) is an English filmmaker currently based in Ireland best known for his feature films such as Point John and Roy Boulting were English film-makers, who became known for their popular series of satirical comedies in the 1950s and 1960s Danny Boyle (born 20 October 1956 is an English director and Film producer, best known for his work on films such as Trainspotting Kenneth Charles Branagh (born 10 December 1960) is an Emmy Award -winning Academy Award -nominated Northern Irish Actor Martin Campbell (born October 24[[ 944]] Hastings) is a New Zealand film and Television director. Alan Clarke ( 28 October 1935 – 24 July 1990) was a television and Film director, producer and writer born Alexander Cox (born December 15, 1954) is a British Film director and sometime Actor, notable for his idiosyncratic style and approach Charles Crichton ( August 6, 1910 in Wallasey, Cheshire – September 14, 1999 in South Kensington, Terence Davies ( 10 November 1945 - is an English Screenwriter - Film director, sometime Novelist and Actor Basil Dean ( March 26, 1887 &mdash April 22, 1978) was an English Actor, Writer, Film producer / Clive Donner (b 21 January 1926, London) is a British Film director who started his career in the mid-1950s after working Cyril Raker Endfield ( November 10 1914 &ndash April 16 1995) was an American Screenwriter, Film director, Theatre Stephen Arthur Frears (born 20 June 1941) is a two-time Oscar -nominated English film director Charles Frend (1909-1977 was an English Film director, born in Pulborough, Sussex, England. Lewis Gilbert CBE (born March 6, 1920) is an English Film director, producer and Screenwriter, born in Terrence Vance Gilliam (born 22 November 1940) is an American -born British Writer, Filmmaker, Animator and member Peter Glenville ( 28 October 1913 - 3 June 1996) born Peter Patrick Brabazon Browne, was an English film and stage actor Peter Greenaway, CBE (born 5 April 1942) is an English Film director born in Wales. Val Guest ( December 11 1911 &ndash May 10, 2006) was a British Film director, best known for his science-fiction John Guillermin (born on 11 November 1925) is a British Film director, Writer, and producer who was most active in big Paul Greengrass (b August 13, 1955 in Cheam, Surrey) is an Academy Award -nominated BAFTA Award -winning English Robert Hamer ( 31 March, 1911 – 4 December, 1963) was a Film director and Screenwriter. Guy Hamilton (born September 16, 1922) is a noted English Film director. Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 Mike Hodges (born 29 July 1932 in Bristol England) is an English screenwriter and film director who began his career as a current affairs producer Hugh Hudson (born 25 August 1936) is an British Academy Award -nominated Film director. John Irvin (born May 7, 1940 in Newcastle upon Tyne) is an English film director James Francis Ivory (born June 7, 1928) is an award-winning American Film director, best known for the results of his long Collaboration Derek Jarman ( January 31 1942 – February 19 1994) was an English Film director, Stage designer For other uses see Terry Jones (disambiguation. Terence Graham Parry Jones (born 1 February 1942) is a Welsh Anthony Kimmins (1901-1964 was a director, Playwright, Screenwriter, producer and Actor. Bernard Knowles was an English Film director, producer, Cinematographer and Screenwriter. Sir Alexander Korda (September 16 1893 - January 23 1956 was a Hungarian-born Film director and producer. Zoltán Korda ( 3 June 1895 – 13 October 1961) was a Hungarian -born Motion picture Screenwriter, director Simon Langton (born 5 November 1941 in Amersham) is a television director and producer Frank Launder ( January 28 1906 &mdash February 23 1997) was an English Writer, director and producer Sir David Lean KBE ( 25 March, 1908 &ndash 16 April, 1991) was an English Film director and producer Mike Leigh, OBE (born February 20, 1943) is an English film and theatre director screenwriter and playwright Richard Lester (born January 19, 1932) is a British -based Film director famous for his work with The Beatles in the 1960s Kenneth Loach (born 17 June 1936) known as Ken Loach, is an English television and Film director. Adrian Lyne (born 4 March, 1941 in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England) is an English Filmmaker and producer Career Personal life Born in Bath, England, Lynn was educated at Kingswood School, Bath (1954–1961 after which he studied Law at Alexander Mackendrick ( September 8 1912 - December 22 1993) was a Scottish-American Film director Neil Marshall (born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England on 25 May 1970 is a Film director and Screenwriter. Shane Meadows (born 26 December, 1972) is a Film director, Screenwriter, and occasional Actor, from Uttoxeter, Samuel Alexander Mendes CBE (born 1 August 1965) is an English stage and Film director. Ronald Neame, CBE (born 23 April 1911) is a British film Cinematographer, producer, Screenwriter, and Christopher Jonathan James Nolan (born July 30 1970 is a Film director, writer and producer. Sir Alan William Parker, CBE (born 14th February, 1944) is a British Film director, producer, Writer, and Sally Potter (b 19 September 1949 in London) is an English Film director and Screenwriter. Michael Latham Powell ( 30 September 1905 &ndash 19 February 1990) was a British Film director, renowned for his partnership Emeric Pressburger ( 5 December &ndash 5 February) was an Oscar -winning Hungarian / British screenwriter film director and producer For the New York weathercaster see Carol Reed (weather broadcaster. Karel Reisz ( July 21, 1926 – November 25 2002) was one of the most important filmmakers in post– war Britain Tony Richardson ( June 5, 1928 – November 14, 1991) was an English theatre and Academy Award -winning film Guy Stuart Ritchie (born 10 September 1968 in Hatfield, Hertfordshire) is an English Screenwriter and Film director. Jerome Robbins (11 October 1918 – 29 July 1998 was an American film director and Choreographer whose work has included everything from classical ballet to Nicolas Jack Roeg, BSC (born August 15, 1928 in London) is an English Cinematographer and Film director. Henry Kenneth Alfred Russell, known as Ken Russell (born 3 July 1927 is an English Film director. Geoffrey Sax (sometimes credited as Geoff Sax) is a British film and Television director, who has worked on a John Richard Schlesinger, CBE ( February 16, 1926 &ndash July 25, 2003) was an Academy Award -winning English Sir Ridley Scott (born November 30 1937 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear) is a British Academy Award Nominated and Golden Globe Emmy Award and BAFTA Award winning Anthony D L "Tony" Scott (born 21 July 1944) is a British Film director. Roger Spottiswoode (born January 5 1945 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian-born Film director and writer who began his career as an editor in Ralph Thomas ( 10 August 1915 &mdash 17 March 2001) was an English film director born in Hull. John Lee-Thompson ( 1 August, 1914 - 30 August, 2002) better known as J Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov (ˈjuːstɪnɒf or /ˈuːstɪnɒf/ 16 April 1921 – 28 March 2004) born Peter Alexander Baron von Ustinow Matthew Vaughn (born 7 March, 1971 in London, England) is a British film producer ( Layer Cake, Snatch Michael Winner (born 30 October 1935) is an English Film director and producer, active in both Europe and the United Edgar Wright (born 18 April 1974 in Poole, Dorset) is an English film and Television director. Joe Wright (born 1972 is a three time BAFTA-winning Golden Globe -nominated English Film director best known for 2005's Pride and Prejudice Michael Winterbottom (b March 29 1961 in Blackburn, Lancashire) is a prolific British Filmmaker who has directed fifteen A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film. The United Kingdom has been influential in the technological, commercial and artistic development of cinema.
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