Directorsby emmalawson99 | created - 20 Feb 2019 | updated - 20 Feb 2019 | Public
Director | Chutney Popcorn
Nisha Ganatra was born in Vancouver, Canada, and raised in California in a traditional household.
Ganatra is a graduate of the prestigious New York University (NYU) film school, where she studied with Martin Scorsese, Barbara Kopple, and Spike Lee. Chutney Popcorn (1999) was her feature film debut. ...
Director | Mum
Richard Laxton started his career with the short film I Bet It Will Rain in 1992. Initially he mainly worked for TV production, and was nominated for British Academy Film Awards for several of his TV episodes. In 2006 he made his first feature film Life and Lyrics. His next feature films were Grow ...
6. Kate Winslet
Actress | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Ask Kate Winslet what she likes about any of her characters, and the word "ballsy" is bound to pop up at least once. The British actress has made a point of eschewing straightforward pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, she's built an eclectic resume that runs the gamut...
11. Gordon Anderson
Director | Lovesick
Gordon Anderson was born in Stirling, Scotland. He began his career in the theatre, training at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He went on to direct for many of the leading UK theatre and opera companies, including the Royal Court Theatre, The National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare ...
14. Toby Haynes
Director | Sherlock
Toby Haynes recently directed Brexit: An Uncivil War, written by James Graham and starring Benedict Cumberbatch. The film has been nominated for an Outstanding Television Movie Emmy. His episode of Black Mirror: USS Callister won the Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie last year.
In 2014 he ...
15. Richard Ayoade
Writer | Submarine
Richard Ellef Ayoade was born in Hammersmith, and grew up in Suffolk, in England, the son of a Norwegian mother, Dagny Amalie (Baassuik), and a Nigerian father, Layide Ade Laditi Ayoade. He studied Law at Cambridge university, and followed in the footsteps of British Comedy legends like Monty ...
20. Chris Addison
Actor | The Thick of It
Born in Cardiff, Chris Addison grew up in Manchester where he attended the Manchester Grammar School before going on to study at the University of Birmingham. Following his graduation in 1994, he put ambitions to direct theatre on hold and "drifted into stand-up comedy" which became his full-time ...
21. Mackenzie Crook
Mackenzie Crook, one of British comedy's best-known faces, who collected Star Wars figurines as a child, is now immortalized in plastic as a six-inch-high pirate action figure. He was born Paul Mackenzie Crook on September 29, 1971, in Maidstone, Kent, England, UK. His father worked for British ...
24. Alex Hardcastle
Director | Parks and Recreation
Alex Hardcastle is an award-winning director of film and television, and has worked with some of the biggest names in comedy and drama including Chris Pratt, Steve Carell, Daniel Radcliffe, Will Arnett, Mindy Kaling, Christian Slater, Rebel Wilson, Jon Hamm, Amy Poehler, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and...
26. Harry Bradbeer
Director | Fleabag
Harry is a multi award-winning director who began his career as assistant to John Schlesinger. He worked with the producer Tony Garnett on the cult hit This Life before becoming lead director on The Cops which won the BAFTA for Best Series two years in a row. Harry's other work includes The Hour ...
29. Mike Newell
Director | Four Weddings and a Funeral
Attended Cambridge University. Three year training course at Granada Television, with intention of going into theatre. Graduated to directing TV plays, building strong reputation for work with David Hare, David Edgar, Hohn, John Osborne, Jack Rosenthal.
31. David Kerr
Director | Johnny English Strikes Again
David Kerr is one of Britain's leading comedy directors.
Born in Belfast, David started acting and directing plays at Cambridge University. He graduated with a First in Classics and made documentaries for the BBC before pursuing his passion for comedy.
David won a Best Comedy BAFTA for the first ...