by littlenorthernlight | created - 21 Oct 2019 | updated - 11 Feb 2021 | Public

UK Female Director List -

1. Abigail Blackmore

Actress | Vintage Blood

Abigail Blackmore is known for Vintage Blood (2015), Blind Date (2010) and Tales from the Lodge (2019).

2. Adina Istrate

Director | Riga: 2041 3D

Adina Istrate is known for Riga: 2041 3D (2015), Terminally Happy (2016) and Outland (2012).

3. Afia Nkrumah

Director | The Trousseau

Afia Nkrumah is known for The Trousseau (2006), Enduring Love (2004) and Shadow Man (2014).

4. Aleksandra Czenczek

Director | Last Day of Summer

Aleksandra is an award-winning Writer/Director with a background in Visual Effects. Her debut feature 'Dolls Can't Cry' staring BIFA awarded actress Lara Belmont, together with her short films have been screened and awarded multiple prizes at almost 100 film festivals worldwide. 'Last Day of Summer...

5. Aislinn Clarke

Director | The Devil's Doorway

Aislinn Clarke is known for The Devil's Doorway (2018), Childer (2016) and God Mother.

6. Alexandra Boyd

Director | Widow's Walk

Alexandra's career in film, TV, theatre and voiceover spans more than thirty five years. She grew up in England where she studied all forms of dance and theatre. She trained at Laine Theatre Arts and Drama Studio, London. She moved to the US in 1989 and lived there for nearly two decades. She now ...

7. Alice Seabright

Writer | Chloe

Alice Seabright is known for Chloe (2022), Sex Education (2019) and End-O (2019).

8. Aliethea D'Angelo

Producer | Normal

Aliethea D'Angelo is a Director, Writer, and Conceptualist with a long standing career in the entertainment industry. From childhood, Aliethea has had a passion for all things creative and over the years she has developed a visual style that expresses the vulnerable yet gritty exploration of often ...

9. Amy Mathieson

Actress | Actor's Anonymous

Amy Mathieson is known for Actor's Anonymous (2010), 1 Way Up: The Story of Peckham BMX (2014) and I Bet Your Wife (2010).

10. Ani Laurie

Writer | Pedigree

Ani Laurie was born in London, U.K. She is a Director and screenwriter. Fellow alumni of the British film school The National Film & Television School and University of the Creative Arts, London. Ani was awarded a Toledo scholarship in 2014 for directing fiction by noteworthy renowned producer and ...

11. Anna Maguire

Actress | Ever After

Anna Maguire is known for Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998), The Hummingbird Project (2018) and Your Mother and I (2016).

12. Annetta Laufer

Director | Afro Punk Girl

Annetta Laufer is known for Afro Punk Girl (2016), Winnie and the Duppy Bat (2006) and Scarlet (2016).

13. Ashtar Al Khirsan

Director | Abdullah and Leilah

Ashtar Al Khirsan is known for Abdullah and Leilah (2018), Shawafa (2019) and Bafta Night (1998).

14. Asmita Shrish

Director | Chandra

Asmita Shrish is known for Chandra (2015), Gyalmu's House (2016) and Auntie Ganga (2014).

15. Aurora Fearnley

Director | The Break

Aurora was born in Kent, England, UK but grew up in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England, UK. She is an actress and director who graduated from The Northern Film School in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK, with a First BA Degree. Her film career started with directing and editing, promos and ...

16. Beryl Richards

Director | My Life as a Popat

Beryl Richards is a multi award-winning writer and director, receiving 6 Bafta awards, 2 Emmy nominations, and 2 Bafta nominations. She lives in Northern Ireland and London, and specializes in young and untrained actors. She has directed two drama series in South Africa, and has produced multiple ...

17. B Welby

Director | Bodies

B Welby is known for Bodies (2015), Inbox (2017) and The Body (2010).

18. Camilla Hall

Director | Copwatch

Camilla Hall is an award-winning documentary Director known for Copwatch, which was nominated for Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival and the Stockholm International Film Festival in 2017. Her short-film An Everyday Problem premiered at the United States of Women conference in Los Angeles...

19. Candida Scott Knight

Spice World

Candida Scott Knight is known for Spice World (1997), EastEnders (1985) and Hollyoaks (1995).

20. Carey McKenzie

Writer | Transatlantic

Carey McKenzie is a screenwriter and director with an international background and credits. She writes films and drama series of some scope and directs documentaries and more modestly budgeted films.

Most recently she has written a feature adaptation of Joan Didion's political romance, Democracy, ...

21. Caris Rianne

Producer | Demi

Caris Rianne is a film maker from Harlow, Essex, England. After taking film courses at Raindance London she founded the production company Rianne Pictures in 2013 at age 22. Her debut feature film Demi won the Royal Reel award at the Canadian International Film Festival in 2016. Rianne focuses her ...

22. Carolina Giammetta

Director | The Drowning

CAROLINA GIAMMETTA is an award winning Writer/Director known for her in-depth work and connection with actors, her creative visual storytelling and the unique energy and collaboration she brings on set.

She has directed 12 x episodes of DOCTORS & CASUALTY for BBC DRAMA and SHAKESPEARE & HATHAWAY a ...

23. Caroline Bartleet

Writer | Operator

Caroline Bartleet is known for Operator (2015), Quartet (2012) and A Confession (2019).

24. Carys Watford

Producer | Space Girls

Carys Watford is an award-winning Writer/Director passionate about making comedic, female led films packed with personality and heart. Her debut feature script, 'Fly in the Ointment', won the 2019 BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition (Film) & her short film, Space Girls, won the Grand Prize ...

25. Chloe Wicks

Director | The Flatshare

Chloe Wicks is known for The Flatshare (2022), At First Sight (2015) and Pucker (2018).

26. Christiana Ebohon-Green

Director | Outlander

Christiana Ebohon-Green is known for Outlander (2014), Call the Midwife (2012) and Vera (2011).

27. Chryssanthi Kouri

Director | The Loft

Chryssanthi Kouri is known for The Loft (2018), Unrequited (2012) and Rainy Days.

28. Christine Lalla

Director | Silent Witness

Christine is a sports photographer turned filmmaker. Trained at the London Film School she lit several short films across the globe before writing and directing her micro budget feature, The New Boy, which premiered at The East End Film Festival. In the last few years she has directed TV drama ...

29. Claire Leona Apps

Director | Ages of Man

Raised in Asia and educated at the London Film School, British-Canadian award-winning writer/director Claire Leona Apps's debut feature And Then I Was French, released in 2018, is a psychological thriller compared by critics to Andrea Arnold and David Lynch. Apps is known for her cross-cultural ...

30. Claire Oakley

Director | Make Up

Claire Oakley is known for Make Up (2019), The Uninvited (2009) and Boy A (2007).

31. Claire Tailyour

Director | Ruby's Skin

Claire Tailyour is known for Ruby's Skin (2014), Mother Wild and Mother Wild.

32. Clare Holman

Actress | Blood Diamond

Clare Holman was born on January 12, 1964 in London, England, UK. She is an actress and director, known for Blood Diamond (2006), Suite Française (2014) and Inspector Lewis (2006). She was previously married to Howard Davies.

33. Clare Macdonald

Director | Bleachers

Clare Macdonald is known for Bleachers (2020), The Mountain (2022) and The Nocebo Effect (2014).

34. Cosima Spender

Director | Palio

Cosima Spender was born and grew up in Siena in an English artists' family. Cosima moved to England at fourteen. A university degree (BA 1st Class Hons) in anthropology and art history at the University of London sparked her interest in storytelling, cultural identity and traditions. Cosima ...

35. Daina Oniunas-Pusic

Director | Zvjerka

Daina Oniunas-Pusic is known for The Beast (2015), Rhonna & Donna (2016) and Tuesday.

36. Daisy Aitkens

Actress | Watson & Oliver

Daisy Aitkens was born on March 25, 1986 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Daisy is an actor and writer, known for Watson & Oliver (2012), 96 Ways to Say I Love You (2015) and The Crazy Ones (2013).

37. Daphne Schmon

Director | Orange Grove Live

Daphne is an American director and producer. She was born in New York City to a Canadian father and Greek mother. In 2009, Daphne graduated Wesleyan University with honors in Film. Daphne's feature directorial debut, "Children of the Wind" won 8 awards in the film festival circuit, including "Best ...

38. Debbie Anzalone

Director | Three Sacks Full of Hats

Debbie Anzalone is known for Three Sacks Full of Hats (2018), My Home Is My Shoes (2009) and My Music (2008).

39. Debbie Howard

Director | Peekaboo

Debbie worked as an actor before setting up Big Buddha Films in 2006. She has written and directed several award winning short films, and the critically acclaimed feature documentary, Still Loved. Her BFI Network funded short film, Safe, is due for release shortly. She has directed over 70 episodes...

40. Deborah Haywood

Director | Pin Cushion

Following her first short Deborah was selected for Screen International's Stars of Tomorrow, 2007. She is BIFA nominated and has won several awards including Best Short at Soho Rushes Short Film Festival with her short film Sis.

Deborah is working on several feature scripts, including Pin Cushion ...

41. Debs Patterson

Actress | The Perfect Posse

Debs Patterson is known for The Perfect Posse (1992) and Joe Millionaire UK (2003).

42. Deva Palmier

Director | Blue

Deva is a Writer-Director working in comedy, genre and drama. She is passionate about working on stories that are driven by misfits and maybe that's because she is one. Half Egyptian-Maltese, half UK, Deva was born in New Zealand and as a child lived in Indonesia, India, Switzerland and the UK.

She ...

43. Diane Jessie Miller

Director | One by One

Diane Jessie Miller is known for One by One (2014), The Gifted (2013) and An Irish Story (2017).

44. Dictynna Hood

Writer | Wreckers

Dictynna Hood is known for Wreckers (2011), Journey Man (2002) and Small War (1988).

45. Duska Zagorac

Producer | The Lost Leonardo

Duska Zagorac is known for The Lost Leonardo (2021), La apertura (2005) and Patria mia, nomad direction (2008).

46. Elizabeth Sankey

Director | Romantic Comedy

Elizabeth Sankey is known for Romantic Comedy (2019), Cult (2019) and Let It Snow (2019).

47. Elizabeth Stopford

Producer | Forgiveness

Elizabeth Stopford was born in Newcastle, England. She graduated from Oxford University with a Masters in English literature. She has specialised in sensitive access to closed communities. Her long-form films include a portfolio of documentaries for the BBC about silence and monastic life; the ...

48. Elizabeth Stopford

Producer | Forgiveness

Elizabeth Stopford was born in Newcastle, England. She graduated from Oxford University with a Masters in English literature. She has specialised in sensitive access to closed communities. Her long-form films include a portfolio of documentaries for the BBC about silence and monastic life; the ...

49. Ella Jones

Actress | Sliding Doors

Ella is a film director born and based in London. Ella began her career as a professional actress before studying at Cambridge University. After graduating with a double first class degree in History, she moved into film and television Development as an Executive for Bonafide Films, and more ...

50. Emma Doxiadi

Producer | Automatic

Emma Doxiadi is known for Automatic (2019), Draw with me (2020) and Squirrel (2015).

51. Emma Sullivan

Director | After Tomorrow

Emma was nominated for a Palme d'Or at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival and won many awards worldwide including Best Short Film at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 2009. That year she was also named one of Screen International's Stars of Tomorrow.

She has MA in Fiction Direction from the Nation Film and ...

53. Eva María Fernández

Actress | Goodbye Mary

Eva María Fernández is a director, screenwriter and actress from Murcia, Spain. She has several publications like the play "Un final para Ana" (An end to Ana) and the short story "El triste desenlace de las máquinas" (The sad death of the machines). Her first feature length, "Por horas" (By hours) ...

54. Eva Riley

Director | Patriot

Eva Riley is known for Patriot (2015), Perfect 10 (2019) and Sweetheart (2011).

55. Eva Weber

Director | Disgraceful Conduct

Eva Weber is known for Disgraceful Conduct (1997), City of Cranes (2007) and The Intimacy of Strangers (2005).

56. Evy Barry

Director | Exposure

Evy Barry is known for Exposure (2016), Whoopee (2011) and Forever Young.

57. Farrah Drabu

Editor | Ill Manors

Farrah Drabu is known for Ill Manors (2012), Riz MC: Sour Times (2009) and Riz MC: Radar 'MICroscope' live show version (2009). She has been married to Marcus Dryden since July 8, 2006. They have two children.

58. Fateme Ahmadi

Director | Bitter Sea

Fateme Ahmadi is known for Bitter Sea (2018), Chandra (2015) and One Thousand & One Teardrops (2014).

59. Faye Gilbert

Director | Perdie

Faye Gilbert is known for Perdie (1999), Zero (2022) and Leaving Eva (2009).

60. Faye Jackson

Editor | Changeling

Faye Jackson is known for Changeling (2019), Snowflakes (2019) and Strigoi (2009).

61. Flavia Casà

Producer | Beautiful in the Morning

Paris born & New York raised, Turkish-Italian Writer/Director Flavia Casà has a BFA in filmmaking from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. During her time there, her short film Fragile Forms (starring Broad City's Arturo Castro) received the Gucci Award for Women in Cinema Scholarship. After graduating...

62. Frances Lea

Director | Oh, Julie!

Frances is a UK Screen Star of Tomorrow 2011. She wrote and directed Strawberry Fields ( with Microwave Film London/BBC Films/ Kent Film Office) which will have UK cinema release with Soda Pictures July 2012. Frances has directed TV drama series, Feature films, short films and theatre (The Queens ...

63. Gaëlle Denis

Director | Crocodile

Gaëlle Denis is known for Crocodile (2014), After the Rain (2006) and City Paradise (2004).

64. Georgi Banks-Davies

Director | I Hate Suzie

Georgi Banks-Davies is a BAFTA winning director. Her TV debut was as lead director on 'I Hate Suzie' for Sky Atlantic written by Lucy Prebble, and starring Billie Piper. She was the lead director on the Sci-fi adaptation, Paper Girls for Amazon. She has also directed many festival screened shorts, ...

65. Georgia Oakley

Director | Little Bird

Georgia Oakley was born on July 31, 1988 in Oxfordshire, England, UK. She is a director and writer, known for Little Bird (2017), Frayed (2013) and Atonement (2007).

66. Georgia Parris

Director | Abandon

Georgia Parris is known for Abandon (2017), Every Savage Can Dance (2013) and Mari (2018).

67. Guen Murroni

Director | Nice to Meet You All

Guen Murroni is known for Nice to Meet You All (2022), Playground (2017) and Bouquet (2014).

68. Irene Marco

Director | Laji'n: Birds Without Homeland

Mexican born award-winning London based drama and commercial director.

She moved to London in 2012 and since then she has directed commercials and short films which have screened in BAFTA and Oscar qualifying film festivals.

In 2019 she was named one of the Badass.gals which is a project by The Young...

69. Isabella Wing-Davey

Producer | The Rain Collector

Isabella Wing-Davey is known for The Rain Collector (2016), Black Dog, Red Dog (2015) and Waiting (2017).

70. Isabelle Sieb

Director | Vigil

Isabelle Sieb is an International Emmy-winning and three times BAFTA-nominated film and television director.

Isabelle is known for directing on season 1 of the 2021 BBC One hit drama "Vigil", starring Suranne Jones and Rose Leslie. "Vigil" was the most watched new drama in the UK in three years and ...

71. Jacqueline Pepall

Director | Goldie's Oldies

Jacqueline Pepall is a British-Canadian writer and director for film and television. Her recent credits include the teen comedy Goldie's Oldies for Nickelodeon, the film White is for Virgins for HBO, and the short film Wishin' & Hopin' (BFI Flare, BAFTA long list). She was listed as one of TV's "...

72. Jacqueline Wright

Director | Mute

Jacqueline Wright is known for Mute (2012), Turn Your Bloody Phone Off: The Second Batch (2013) and Stiffy (2005).

73. Jane Aprile

Producer | Love Film

Jane Aprile is known for Love Film (2011) and Across the River (2016).

74. Jane Gull

Director | My Feral Heart

Jane Gull is known for My Feral Heart (2016), The Haunted Hotel (2021) and Sunny Boy (2011).

75. Jane McGee

Director | The Optician

Jane McGee is known for The Optician (2008), Left (2007) and A Cake for Mabel (2013).

76. Jennifer Corcoran

Director | She Sings to the Stars

Jennifer Corcoran is known for She Sings to the Stars (2015).

77. Jennifer Sheridan

Director | Rules of the Game

Having grown up in South London, Jennifer developed her love for film at the BRIT school where she was introduced to Asian horror by her inspirational teacher, the late Dean Peckett. She worked her way into the industry using self taught editing skills and ultimately became a respected scripted ...

78. Jessica Maria Gilhooley

Actress | I Am...

Jessica Gilhooley is a British Actor and Film Maker, born and raised in London by her Colombian mother and Irish/Scottish father.

Jessica trained at the prestigious Drama Centre London otherwise known as 'trauma centre' in the industry due to it's vigorous training methods. Other past students ...

79. Jill Nicholls

Director | Imagine

Jill Nicholls is known for Imagine (2003), Originals: The Allen Toussaint Touch (2006) and Folk America (2009).

80. Joanna Coates

Director | Hide and Seek

Joanna Coates is known for Hide & Seek (2014), Where Are They Now? (2011) and Virtue.

81. Jo Lewis

Producer | Lady Luck

Jo is an award-winning Writer, Director and Producer, whose films have played at BAFTA and BIFA qualifying international film festivals all over the world. Jo's documentary #sugarwater following the first ever performance of a deaf and disabled theatre company (Graeae) at the National Theatre in ...

82. Jo Southwell

Director | Entrance No Exit

Jo is an award-winning Irish director across Film and TV, based in England. Having directed numerous and critically acclaimed short films, through Directors UK she undertook shadow directing mentorships on the hit shows Killing Eve for the BBC (under Jon East), and Trigger Point for ITV (under ...

84. Kat Wood

Writer | Ruby

Kat Wood is known for Ruby, Envoy and Diplomatic Courier.

85. Kate Cheeseman

Director | What Happened to Evie

Kate Cheeseman is a BAFTA and RTS Award Winning Director. Her most recent credits include Outlander, Doc Martin and Call the Midwife. Her short What Happened to Evie won prizes around the world including Best International short at Galway Film Festival. It screened this Christmas on Dutch ...

86. Kate Hardie

Actress | National Treasure

Kate Hardie was born on April 26, 1968 in Westminster, London, England, UK. She is an actress and writer, known for National Treasure (2016), Mona Lisa (1986) and Screenplay (1986). She was previously married to Rankin.

87. Kate Herron

Director | Loki

Kate Herron is a Writer-Director working in film, television and comic books.

She served as Executive Producer and directed the entirety of Marvel Studios "Loki", starring Tom Hiddleston with Owen Wilson, Sophia Di Martino, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wunmi Mosaku and Jonathan Majors. The show received ...

88. Kate Jessop

Director | Queer Heroes

Kate Jessop is an award winning animation filmmaker whose work spans across animated shorts, promos and artist's film and video. She has exhibited extensively internationally being selected for numerous national and international festivals and touring programmes such as Raindance; The Best of Birds...

89. Kate Lane

Director | Fear of Water

Kate Lane is a director and producer based in the UK. She started making short films at just 14 winning multiple awards. Her feature film debut Fear of Water (2015) was screened at over 8 international film festivals and secured world wide distribution. Her films have been screened in cinema's in ...

90. Katerina Philippou-Curtis

Writer | Marriage

Writer/director of multiple shorts, plays, music videos and two feature films, 'The Boys' (85min), funded by the Greek Film Centre and premiered at Thessaloniki International Film Festival, and the indie 'Marriage'(101 min) which was shown at many festivals around the world and has gathered ...

91. Katharine Round

Producer | The Magicians

Katharine Round's "tender and evocative" films are characterised by intimacy, warmth and insight into the human condition. In 2016, she directed and produced the critically-acclaimed "The Divide", called "fierce and unsettling" (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian), "jaw-dropping" (Evening Standard), "...

92. Katie Bonham

Director | Midnight

Katie Bonham is an award-winning writer and director with an extensive back catalogue of work across short film and theatre. Her work is recognised for its poignant style and original vision in exploring social commentaries within the concepts of folklore, fantasy and horror. Growing up in a small ...

93. Kirsty Robinson-Ward

State of Play

Kirsty Robinson-Ward is known for State of Play (2009), Paul (2011) and Redemption (2013).

94. Kyla Simone Bruce

Director | Undocument

Kyla's critically acclaimed drama 'Undocument' (receiving 4 star reviews from Total Film & Time Out + nominations for two BIFAs, for Best Debut Director & Most Promising Newcomer) was released in UK cinemas in March 2020, by Studio Soho distribution. Her internationally successful short 'Mercury' (...

95. Laura Evers Johns

Writer | By Hook

Laura Evers Johns is known for By Hook (2011) and Alice in the City (2007).

96. Laura Hypponen

Director | Charlie

Laura Hypponen is known for Charlie (2016), Ten Faces of Anna (2013) and Live East Die Young (2012).

97. Laura Scrivano

Director | The Lazarus Project

Laura Scrivano is known for The Lazarus Project (2022), Wedding Season (2022) and Alice (2017).

98. Laura Smith

Director | Eva

Laura Smith is known for Eva (2005), Curfew (2019) and King of the Road (1998).

99. Laura Spini

Director | You Are Whole

Laura Spini is known for You Are Whole (2015), Dumbboat (2017) and A Disappearance (2019).

100. Laurel Parker

Producer | The Impact

Laurel was born and raised in San Diego, California. Before she could write she was painting and playing the piano. At the age of eight she began dramatic training and eventually became a member of the San Diego Old Globe Theatre, where she worked with such well-known actors as Marsha Mason and ...

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