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1. Andrea Arnold

Director | Fish Tank

Andrea Arnold was born on April 5, 1961 in Dartford, Kent, England as Andrea Patricia Arnold. She is an actress and director, known for Fish Tank (2009), American Honey (2016) and Red Road (2006).

2. Jim Field Smith

Director | Criminal: UK

Jim Field Smith was born on February 20, 1979 in England. He is a director and producer, known for Criminal: UK (2019), Stag (2016) and The Wrong Mans (2013).

4. Nisha Ganatra

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. ...

5. Richard Laxton

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...

7. Susan Tully

Actress | EastEnders

Susan Tully was born on October 20, 1967 in Highgate, London, England. She is an actress and director, known for EastEnders (1985), Up 'n' Under (1998) and Stella (2012).

8. Becky Martin

Director | Peep Show

Becky Martin is a director and producer, known for Peep Show (2003), Veep (2012) and The Peter Serafinowicz Show (2007).

9. Aneil Karia

Director | Surge

Aneil Karia is a director and writer, known for Surge (2020), Beat (2013) and The Long Goodbye (2020).

10. Otto Bathurst

Director | Robin Hood

Otto Bathurst was born in June 1971 in Hammersmith, London, England as Otto Benjamin Charles Bathurst. He is a director and producer, known for Robin Hood (2018), Peaky Blinders (2013) and Black Mirror (2011).

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 ...

12. John Carney

Director | Sing Street

John Carney was born in 1972 in Dublin, Ireland. He is a director and writer, known for Sing Street (2016), Once (2007) and Begin Again (2013).

13. Owen Harris

Director | Black Mirror

Owen Harris is a director and producer, known for Black Mirror (2011), Brave New World (2020) and Holy Flying Circus (2011).

14. Toby Haynes

Director | Sherlock

Toby Haynes is working on the as yet un-named Star Wars: Cassian Andor series for Disney+. In 2020, he was nominated by BAFTA for his work on Brexit: The Uncivil War for both Best Director and Best Single Film. Brexit written by James Graham and starring Benedict Cumberbatch was also nominated for ...

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 ...

16. Michael Winterbottom

Director | A Mighty Heart

Michael Winterbottom was born on March 29, 1961 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England. He is a director and producer, known for A Mighty Heart (2007), A Summer in Genoa (2008) and The Killer Inside Me (2010).

17. Steve Bendelack

Director | Mr. Bean's Holiday

Steve Bendelack is known for his work on Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007), Friday Night Dinner (2011) and Spitting Image (1984).

18. Al Campbell

Director | Fit

Al Campbell is a director and actor, known for Fit (2013), Code 404 (2020) and Dead Wood (2011).

19. Ben Palmer

Director | The Inbetweeners Movie

Ben Palmer is a director and writer, known for The Inbetweeners (2011), Breeders (2020) and Man Up (2015).

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

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

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 ...

22. Andy De Emmony

Director | Father Ted

Andy De Emmony is a director and assistant director, known for Father Ted (1995), Cutting It (2002) and Canterbury Tales (2003).

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...

25. Tim Kirkby

Director | Fleabag

Tim Kirkby was born on November 13, 1970 in Sidcup, Kent, England. He is a director and producer, known for Fleabag (2016), Don't Forget the Driver (2019) and Brockmire (2017).

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 ...

27. Jesse Peretz

Director | Our Idiot Brother

Jesse Peretz was born in 1968. He is a director and producer, known for Our Idiot Brother (2011), The Château (2001) and Girls (2012).

28. Stephen Merchant

Producer | Extras

Stephen Merchant was born on November 24, 1974 in Bristol, England. He is a producer and writer, known for Extras (2005), Fighting with My Family (2019) and Logan (2017).

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.

30. Will Sharpe

Actor | Flowers

Will Sharpe was born on September 22, 1986 in Camden, London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Flowers (2016), Giri/Haji (2019) and Defending the Guilty (2018).

31. David Kerr

Director | Johnny English Strikes Again

David Kerr is a BAFTA-winning comedy director. David has been the pilot / lead director of iconic TV shows including "Inside No.9", "Fresh Meat", "Whites" and "That Mitchell and Webb Look."

In 2018, David directed "Johnny English Strikes Again" for Working Title/Universal Studios, starring Rowan ...

32. Ben Wheatley

Director | Free Fire

Ben Wheatley was born in May 1972 in Billericay, Essex, England. He is a director and writer, known for Free Fire (2016), Kill List (2011) and Sightseers (2012).

33. S.J. Clarkson

Director | The Defenders

S.J. Clarkson is a director and writer, known for The Defenders (2017), Life on Mars (2006) and Jessica Jones (2015).

34. Mark Mylod

Director | Succession

Mark Mylod is a director and producer, known for Succession (2018), Game of Thrones (2011) and Shameless (2011). He is married to Amy Westcott. They have four children.

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