Puffin's list

by rainmark | created - 06 Feb 2013 | updated - 06 Feb 2013 | Public

1. Stephen Frears

Director | Dangerous Liaisons

Stephen Frears was born on June 20, 1941 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Stephen Arthur Frears. He is a director and producer, known for Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Philomena (2013) and The Queen (2006). He has been married to Anne Rothenstein since 1992. They have two children. He was ...

2. Tom Hooper

Director | The Danish Girl

Tom Hooper was educated at one of England's most prestigious schools, Westminster. His first film, Runaway Dog, was made when he was 13 years old and shot on a Clockwork 16mm Bolex camera, using 100 feet of film. At age 18, he wrote, directed and produced the short film Painted Faces (1992), which ...

3. 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 assistant director, known for Robin Hood (2018), Peaky Blinders (2013) and Black Mirror (2011).

4. Mick Jackson

Director | Volcano

Mick Jackson was born on October 4, 1943 in Aveley, Essex, England. He is a director and producer, known for Volcano (1997), The Bodyguard (1992) and Temple Grandin (2010).

5. Peter Kosminsky

Director | No Child of Mine

Born in London, Kosminsky attended Oxford University as a chemistry major. He spent much of his time at the university in theater, where he was a lighting designer for the Dramatic Society and where he ultimately produced a successful touring production of Twelfth Night, co-starring fellow student ...

6. Philippa Lowthorpe

Director | Three Girls

Philippa Lowthorpe is an award winning film and TV director.

She became the first woman to win a BAFTA for Best Director at the BAFTA Television Craft Awards in 2013. She was awarded her second directing BAFTA for Three Girls, the highly acclaimed Television Series in 2018. She is still the only ...

7. Paul Greengrass

Director | United 93

Paul Greengrass started his filmmaking career with a super 8 camera he found in his art room in secondary school. Those short movies were animation horror films he made using old dolls, artist dummies, and the general art room clutter.

After studying in Cambridge University he got into Granada ...

8. David Frankel

Director | The Devil Wears Prada

David Frankel was born on April 2, 1959 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and director, known for The Devil Wears Prada (2006), One Chance (2013) and Band of Brothers (2001).

9. Simon Cellan Jones

Director | Our Friends in the North

Simon Cellan Jones is known for his work on Our Friends in the North (1996), Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) and Some Voices (2000).

10. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Director | Das Leben der Anderen

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck was born on May 2, 1973 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Florian Maria Georg Christian Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck. He is a director and writer, known for The Lives of Others (2006), The Tourist (2010) and Werk ohne Autor (2018). He is married to ...

11. Tomas Alfredson

Director | Låt den rätte komma in

Tomas Alfredson was born on April 1, 1965 in Lidingö, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is known for his work on Let the Right One In (2008), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) and Fyra nyanser av brunt (2004).

12. David Leland

Writer | Wish You Were Here

David Leland was born on April 20, 1947 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Wish You Were Here (1987), Band of Brothers (2001) and Mona Lisa (1986). He has been married to Sabrina Canale since May 26, 2007.



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