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Writer | 49th Parallel
Ackland studied for the stage at the Central School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art in London, England. He made his stage debut in 1924 at the Gate Theatre. Spent several years acting before turning to the cinema. His first screenwriting success came with his collaboration on Bank Holiday in ...
2. Lewis Allen
Director | The 20th Century-Fox Hour
Born in England on Christmas Day, 1905, Lewis Allen first came on the show-biz scene when he was appointed executive in charge of West End and Broadway stage productions for famed impresario Gilbert Miller. Allen also co-directed some of the productions (including the celebrated "Victoria Regina" ...
4. Julian Amyes
Director | BBC Sunday-Night Theatre
Julian Amyes was born on August 9, 1917 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. He was a director and producer, known for BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950), Jane Eyre (1983) and Here I Stand... (1977). He was married to Anne Allan. He died on April 26, 1992 in London, England.
Director | Logan's Run
London-born Michael Anderson began his career in films as an office boy at Elstree studios. By 1938, he had progressed up the ladder to become assistant director for distinguished film makers Noël Coward, David Lean and Anthony Asquith. Shortly after, during wartime with the Royal Signals Corps (...
6. Ken Annakin
Director | The Longest Day
A former salesman and journalist, Ken Annakin got into the film industry making documentary shorts. His feature debut, Holiday Camp (1947), was a comedy about a Cockney family on vacation. It was made for the Rank Organization and was a modest success, spawning three sequels, all of which he ...
Director | Rome
Michael Apted was born on February 10, 1941 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England as Michael David Apted. He is a director and producer, known for Rome (2005), Enigma (2001) and The World Is Not Enough (1999). He has been married to Paige Simpson since January 8, 2014. He was previously married to ...
10. Jane Arden
Actress | The Other Side of the Underneath
Jane Arden was born in Wales in 1927 and left for London in her teens.
She trained at RADA and quickly began working as an actress and playwright. It was there that she met her future husband, Philip Saville, who is now perhaps most known for his work Boys from the Blackstuff (1982) and The Life and...
12. Leslie Arliss
Director | William Tell
Former journalist and film critic Leslie Arliss began his film career as a screenwriter in the 1930s, mainly for Gainsborough Pictures. He continued as a writer for ten years, leaving Gainsborough in 1941 when he was offered a chance to direct at Associated British. It wasn't long before he ...
14. Robert Asher
Director | The Avengers
British director Robert Asher began his film career in 1934 as an assistant director, and in that capacity worked with such directors as Roy Ward Baker and Anthony Pelissier. He became a director in 1959 with the Norman Wisdom comedy Follow a Star (1959). He and Wisdom were a good team, and Asher ...
15. Anthony Asquith
Director | The Browning Version
British film director Anthony Asquith was born on November 9, 1902, to H.H. Asquith, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and his second wife. A former home secretary and the future leader of the Liberal Party, H.H. Asquith served as prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1908-1916 and was ...
Actor | Jurassic Park
Lord Richard Attenborough was born in Cambridge, England, the son of Mary (née Clegg), a founding member of the Marriage Guidance Council, and Frederick Levi Attenborough, a scholar and academic administrator who was a don at Emmanuel College and wrote a standard text on Anglo-Saxon law. ...
18. Ray Austin
Director | Magnum, P.I.
Ray Austin was born on December 5, 1932 in London, England as Raymond John DeVere Austin. He is known for his work on Magnum, P.I. (1980), Department S (1969) and The Avengers (1961). He has been married to Wendy DeVere Knight-Wilton since November 3, 1984. He was previously married to Yasuko ...
19. John Badham
Director | WarGames
English-born "Army brat" John Badham is the son of English actress Mary Hewitt and the stepson of an American Army general. Raised in Alabama and schooled at Yale, he cut his teeth producing and directing for TV before making his feature debut with The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor ...
22. Robert S. Baker
Producer | The Saint
London-born Robert S. Baker served as an artilleryman in the British army during World War II, posted to North Africa (where he met future partner Monty Berman), and later joined the army's film and photography unit, becoming a combat cameraman in Europe. At war's end he and Berman formed Tempean ...
23. Roy Ward Baker
Director | Asylum
Roy Ward Baker's first job in films was as a teaboy at the Gainsborough Studios in London, England, but within three years he was working as an assistant director. During World War II, he worked in the Army Kinematograph Unit under Eric Ambler, a writer and film producer, who, after the war, gave ...
24. Antony Balch
Director | Secrets of Sex
A legendary figure in British film distribution of the 1960s and 1970s, Antony Balch was renowned for buying up European art/exploitation films and giving them catchy new English titles ("Weird Weirdo", "Don't Deliver Us From Evil"), as well as being responsible for the legendary sound version of ...
32. John Baxter
Director | Fortune Lane
John Baxter was born on December 31, 1896 in Foots Cray, Kent, England as John Philip Baxter. He was a director and producer, known for Fortune Lane (1947), Let the People Sing (1942) and Ramsbottom Rides Again (1956). He died on February 15, 1975 in London, England.
35. Charles Bennett
Writer | Foreign Correspondent
Born just before the century turned, Charles Bennett made his writing debut as a child in 1911, fought in France during World War I while still a teen and resumed his acting career after the war's end. In 1926 he dropped acting to concentrate on being a playwright, later turning one of his most ...
36. Compton Bennett
Director | The Seventh Veil
Compton Bennett started out as a bandleader and then became a commercial artist. He turned out a few amateur films that caught the attention of producer Alexander Korda's London Films, and they hired him in 1932 as a film editor. During World War II he directed a few instructional films for the ...
38. Thomas Bentley
Director | After Office Hours
Thomas Bentley was born on February 23, 1884 in St George Hanover Square, London, England as William Dearsley Horn. He was a director and writer, known for After Office Hours (1932), The Old Curiosity Shop (1913) and Hard Times (1915). He died on December 23, 1966 in Bournemouth, England.
39. Monty Berman
Producer | Department S
Monty Berman was a producer of popular action series for ITC in the 1960's and early 70's. He was born Nestor Montague Berman to Jewish parents in the poor Whitechapel district of London. After completing his education at the University College School, he joined the small Twickenham Studio as a ...
41. Kevin Billington
Director | The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer
Kevin Billington was born on June 12, 1934 in England. He is a director and producer, known for The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970), Reflections (1984) and The Light at the Edge of the World (1971). He has been married to Rachel Billington since 1967. They have four children.
42. Richard Bird
Actor | The Halfway House
Richard Bird was born on April 4, 1895 in Liverpool, England as George Bird. He was an actor and director, known for The Halfway House (1944), Tilly of Bloomsbury (1931) and Mimi (1935). He was married to Joyce Barbour. He died in December 1979 in Northwood, London, England.
45. Robert Bolt
Writer | A Man for All Seasons
Son of a small shopkeeper, he attended Manchester Grammar School. He later said that he made poor uses of his opportunities there. He went to work in an insurance office, but later entered Manchester University, taking a degree in History. A post-graduate year at Exeter University led to a ...
47. John Boorman
Producer | Excalibur
John Boorman attended Catholic school (Salesian Order) although his family was not, in fact, Roman Catholic. His first job was for a dry-cleaner. Later, he worked as a critic for a women's journal and for a radio station until he entered the television business, working for the BBC in Bristol. ...
49. John Boulting
Producer | Seven Days to Noon
John Boulting was born on December 21, 1913 in Bray, Berkshire, England. He was a producer and director, known for Seven Days to Noon (1950), I'm All Right Jack (1959) and Private's Progress (1956). He was married to Anne Josephine Flynn, Ann Marion Ware, Jacqueline Helen Duncan and Veronica Davide...
50. Roy Boulting
Director | Seven Days to Noon
Roy Boulting was born on December 21, 1913 in Bray, Berkshire, England. He was a director and writer, known for Seven Days to Noon (1950), A French Mistress (1960) and The Family Way (1966). He was married to Sandra Spencer, Hayley Mills, Enid Munnik, Jean Capon and Marian Angela Warnock. He died ...
53. Philip Brandon
Producer | The Fallen Idol
Philip Brandon was born on December 7, 1898 in London, England. He was an assistant director and producer, known for The Fallen Idol (1948), The Missing Million (1942) and We'll Meet Again (1943). He died on August 25, 1982 in Port Charlotte, Florida, USA.
54. Alan Bridges
Director | American Playhouse
Alan Bridges was born on September 28, 1927 in Liverpool, England as Alan James Stuart Bridges. He was a director and producer, known for American Playhouse (1981), The Hireling (1973) and Play for Today (1970). He was married to Ann Castle. He died on December 7, 2013 in the UK.
58. Clive Brook
Actor | On Approval
Born in London, England to Charlotte Mary (opera singer) and George Alfred Brook. He was educated privately. Stage experience included: "Oliver Twist", "Voysey Inheritence", "If I were King", "Importance of Being Ernest", Fair and Warmer", "Over Sunday", "Clothes and the WOman", and many others. ...
59. Peter Brook
Director | Lord of the Flies
Born in London, Peter was educated at Westminster, and Magdalen College Oxford. He has staged numerous productions for Birmingham Rep, Stratford Upon Avon and Broadway. In 1962 he was appointed Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, a position he held for 2 decades. His most famous stage ...
62. Adrian Brunel
Director | The Constant Nymph
Producer/director Adrian Brunel was a major director in England during the 1920s and 1930s. He founded Minerva Films in partnership with actor Leslie Howard, but his career started to fade during World War II. He later founded the London Film Society, an organization dedicated to eliminating ...
64. Jack Buchanan
Actor | The Sky's the Limit
Born in Scotland, Jack Buchanan made his stage acting debut in Britain in 1912, and on Broadway in 1924. Though he made his film debut in 1917 during the silent film era, Buchanan is probably best remembered for The Band Wagon (1953), co-starring with Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Nanette Fabray, ...
Director | Without Love
After serving in the US Army during World War I, British-born Harold S. Bucquet entered the film business, first as an extra and then as a set designer. He became an assistant to director Allen Holubar, and later was hired as an assistant director at MGM--a studio where he was to spend the rest of ...
66. Stuart Burge
Director | Talking Heads 2
Stuart Burge was born on January 15, 1918 in Brentwood, Essex, England. He was a director and producer, known for Talking Heads 2 (1998), Secret Agent (1964) and Talking Heads (1987). He was married to Josephine Parker. He died on January 24, 2002 in Lymington, Hampshire, England.
68. Richard Burton
Actor | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Probably best-remembered for his turbulent personal life with Elizabeth Taylor (whom he married twice), Richard Burton was nonetheless also regarded as an often brilliant British actor of the post-WWII period.
Burton was born Richard Walter Jenkins in 1925 into a Welsh (Cymraeg)-speaking family in ...
69. Anthony Bushell
Actor | A Night to Remember
Anthony Bushell was born on May 19, 1904 in Westerham, Kent, England as Anthony Arnatt Bushell. He was an actor and producer, known for A Night to Remember (1958), The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934) and The Royal Bed (1931). He was married to Zelma O'Neal and Anne. He died on April 2, 1997 in Oxford, ...
70. Donald Cammell
Director | Wild Side
British director Donald Cammell, born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1934, came from a wealthy shipbuilding family. He began his career as a painter and by the mid-'60s was celebrated among the "Swinging London" crowd. He made his foray into the film industry when he wrote the script for The Touchables...
71. Jack Cardiff
Director | Sons and Lovers
Almost universally considered one of the greatest cinematographers of all time, Jack Cardiff was also a notable director. He described his childhood as very happy and his parents as quite loving. They performed in music hall as comedians, so he grew up with the fun that came with their theatrical ...
72. Michael Carreras
Producer | What a Crazy World
Michael Carreras was born on December 21, 1927 in Wandsworth, London, England as Michael Henry Carreras. He was a producer and director, known for What a Crazy World (1963), Prehistoric Women (1967) and The Lost Continent (1968). He died on April 19, 1994 in Chelsea, London.
Director | Lassie from Lancashire
Writer-director John Paddy Carstairs was born Nelson Keys, the son of actor Nelson Keys and the brother of producer Anthony Nelson Keys, in London, England, in 1910. Beginning his career as an assistant cameraman, he worked his way up to screenwriter and made his directorial debut in 1933. While ...
Writer | Rosie Dixon - Night Nurse
Justin Cartwright was born on April 20, 1945 in Cape Town, South Africa as Justin James Cartwright. He was a writer and director, known for Rosie Dixon - Night Nurse (1978), The Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls (2013) and Look at It This Way (1992). He was married to Penny. He died on December 3, ...
75. Henry Cass
Director | The Glass Mountain
Henry Cass was born on June 24, 1903 in Hampstead, London, England. He was a director and writer, known for The Glass Mountain (1949), Mr. Brown Comes Down the Hill (1965) and Give a Dog a Bone (1965). He was married to Joan Hopkins and Nancy Hornsby. He died on March 15, 1989 in Hastings, Sussex, ...
76. Don Chaffey
Director | The Avengers
British director Don Chaffey began his career in the film industry in the art department at Gainsborough Pictures. He began directing in 1951, often working on films aimed at children. He branched out into television in the mid-'50s, turning out many of the best episodes of such classic series as ...
77. Charles Chaplin
Writer | The Great Dictator
Considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, Charlie Chaplin lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular character, the Little Tramp; the man with the ...
78. Matthew Chapman
Writer | The Ledge
Matthew Chapman was born in Cambridge, England. He came to America in the 80s and has lived here ever since, first in Los Angeles, then, for the last fifteen years, in New York. He writes and directs films but also works as a journalist and author. He has written for Harpers Magazine, Huffington ...
80. Roger Christian
Set_decorator | Star Wars
Academy Award winner Roger Christian has had an extensive film career. He won an Academy Award for set decoration on director George Lucas's Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), which began a long collaboration between the filmmakers. Christian subsequently worked with Lucas on Star Wars: ...
81. Jim Clark
Editor | The Mission
Jim Clark was born on May 24, 1931 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England as James Clark. He was an editor and director, known for The Mission (1986), The Killing Fields (1984) and Marathon Man (1976). He was married to Laurence Méry-Clark and Jessica Andrew. He died on February 25, 2016 in the UK.
82. Alan Clarke
Director | Screen Two
Liverpool native Alan Clarke got his start in the film business in Canada, where he studied acting and directing. Upon returning to England he got a job at ITV, then moved over to the BBC in 1969. He worked mostly in television, but he made a couple of feature films that got attention for their ...
84. Jack Clayton
Producer | The Innocents
Jack Clayton was born on March 1, 1921 in Brighton, East Sussex, England. He was a producer and director, known for The Innocents (1961), The Bespoke Overcoat (1955) and Room at the Top (1959). He was married to Haya Harareet, Katherine Kath and Christine Norden. He died on February 26, 1995 in ...
86. Brian Clemens
Writer | The Avengers
Brian Clemens was born on July 30, 1931 in Croydon, Surrey, England as Brian Horace Clemens. He was a writer and producer, known for The Avengers (1961), Highlander II: The Quickening (1991) and See No Evil (1971). He was married to Janet Elizabeth Clemens and Brenda Prior. He died on January 10, ...
88. David Cobham
Director | Woof!
David Cobham was born on May 11, 1930 in Bridlington, Yorkshire, England as Michael David Cobham. He was a director and producer, known for Woof! (1989), Woof! (1989) and Tarka the Otter (1978). He was married to Liza Goddard and Janet Cobham. He died on March 25, 2018 in Norfolk, England.
92. Peter Collinson
Director | The Italian Job
Peter Collinson was born on April 1, 1936 in Lincolnshire, England as Peter Kenneth Collinson. He was a director and producer, known for The Italian Job (1969), The Long Day's Dying (1968) and Up the Junction (1968). He was married to Ann Collinson and Lisa Shane. He died on December 16, 1980 in ...
93. Lance Comfort
Director | Temptation Harbour
Director Lance Comfort began his film career as a camera operator. He also worked as a sound recordist and animator, mostly in British documentaries and medical training films. His first feature was the big-budget but slow-moving Courageous Mr. Penn (1942), a biography of 18th-century political ...
94. Kevin Connor
Director | Love at First Glance
Born Kings Cross, London. At school - age of twelve developed a passion for films, which he has retained ever since. Entered employment with a documentary film company, British Films Ltd., in London's Soho, as an Assistant Film Editor. Over several years, he worked in the editing rooms of Pinewood,...
95. Ray Cooney
Writer | Not Now Darling
Ray Cooney was born on May 30, 1932 in London, England as Raymond George Alfred Cooney. He is a writer and actor, known for Not Now Darling (1973), Not Now, Comrade (1976) and Brian Rix Presents ... (1960). He has been married to Linda Dixon since 1962. They have two children.
Director | Things Are Looking Up
Albert de Courville began his career as a stage director in Great Britain before turning to films in the 1930s. He directed several Jesse Mathews musicals, including There Goes the Bride (1932), and a Constance Cummings comedy, Strangers on a Honeymoon (1936). In the 1940s he journeyed to New York ...
100. Alex Cox
Director | Repo Man
Throughout his years in the industry, Alex Cox, an English writer-director, has not only proven his loyalty and integrity to cult cinema, but also his love for it. This all began in 1977, when Cox dropped out of Oxford University to study Radio, Film & TV at Bristol until graduating in 1977. Seeing...