by littlenorthernlight | created - 21 Oct 2019 | updated - 11 months ago | Public

UK Female Director List -

1. Abigail Blackmore

Actress | Vintage Blood

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

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 a director and writer, known for The Devil's Doorway (2018), Childer (2016) and God Mother.

6. Alexandra Boyd

Director | Widow's Walk

Alexandra's varied career in film, TV, theatre and voiceover spans more than thirty five years. She grew up in Norwich, Norfolk in England. From an early age she studied all forms of dance and theatre. She trained professionally at Laine Theatre Arts and Drama Studio, London. She moved to the US in...

7. Alice Seabright

Writer | Sex Education

Alice Seabright is a writer and director, known for Sex Education (2019), End-O (2019) and Pregnant Pause (2016).

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 an actress and director, 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 | EverAfter

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

15. Aurora Fearnley

Director | The Break

Aurora was born in Kent, UK but grew up in Stockport, Cheshire. She is an Actor and Director who graduated The Northern Film School with a First BA Degree. Her career started directing and editing promos and commercials through her own company Little Northern Light and co-founded Production Company...

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 ...

18. Camilla Hall

Producer | 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...

20. Carey McKenzie

Director | Cold Harbour

Carey read English at Cambridge and studied filmmaking at NYU in the Tisch graduate film program and at the Binger Film Lab in Amsterdam.

Carey wrote and directed Cold Harbou (2014) a South African crime thriller in which a township cop takes on the Triad and police corruption in Cape Town. Tony ...

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

Producer | Operator

Caroline Bartleet is an actress and producer, 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 | At First Sight

Chloe Wicks is a director and actress, known for At First Sight (2015), Pucker (2018) and Fragile Package (2021).

26. Christiana Ebohon-Green

Director | Call the Midwife

Christiana Ebohon-Green is a director and producer, known for Call the Midwife (2012), Grantchester (2014) and Some Sweet Oblivious Antidote (2018).

28. Christine Lalla

Director | Midsomer Murders

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 ...

31. Claire Tailyour

Director | Ruby's Skin

Claire Tailyour is a director and assistant director, 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 as Clare Margaret Holman. 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.

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 a director and writer, 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 actress 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 ...

39. Debbie Howard

Director | Peekaboo

After working as a professional actor for over twenty years, Debbie set up Big Buddha Films in 2006 and has made several award winning short films, both fiction and documentary. She directed the award winning, critically acclaimed feature documentary, Still Loved and was commissioned to make Absent...

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 | Joe Millionaire UK

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

42. Deva Palmier

Director | Blue

Deva is a Writer-Director working in comedy, genre and drama. She is passionate about making cinematic films 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.


43. Diane Jessie Miller

Director | One by One

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

46. Elizabeth Sankey

Director | Romantic Comedy

Elizabeth Sankey is an actress and director, known for Romantic Comedy (2019), Cult (2019) and Lucky Fred (2011).

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 | Presence of Mind

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 a producer and writer, known for Automatic (2019), Draw with me (2020) and Squirrel (2015).

51. Emma Sullivan

Director | After Tomorrow

Emma Sullivan is a director and writer, known for After Tomorrow (2009), Doctor Who (2005) and Find Your Feet (2015).

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) ...

56. Evy Barry

Director | Exposure

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

57. Farrah Drabu

Editor | Ill Manors

Farrah Drabu is an editor and producer, 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.

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 a director and writer, 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 born in the UK. A graduate of the Newport Film School, her TV debut was as lead director on 'I Hate Suzie' for Sky Atlantic written by Lucy Prebble, starring Billie Piper. She has also directed many festival screened shorts, most notably 'Garfield' ...

65. Georgia Oakley

Director | Little Bird

Georgia Oakley was born on July 31, 1988 in Oxfordshire, England. She is a director and writer, known for Little Bird (2017), Atonement (2007) and Hush (2012).

68. Irene Marco

Producer | 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 a director and writer, known for The Rain Collector (2016), Waiting (2017) and Black Dog, Red Dog (2015).

70. Isabelle Sieb

Director | Vigil

Isabelle Sieb is a BAFTA and Royal Television Society Award-nominated film and television director.

Isabelle was the lead director on the 26-episode drama "The Athena" for Sky in the UK and Amazon Prime in the US, starring "Charlie's Angels" Ella Balinska. Isabelle directed the pilot as well as ...

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 "...

74. Jane Gull

Director | My Feral Heart

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

75. Jane McGee

Director | The Optician

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

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 a director and producer, known for Imagine (2003), Originals: The Allen Toussaint Touch (2006) and Folk America (2009).

81. Jo Lewis

Producer | #Sugarwater

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

An award-winning director, noted for her ability to cast, create drama, evoke emotion and pace a script to screen. Selected to shadow Jon East on KILLING EVE (BBC America). A rare opportunity that has allowed her to develop her own unique style for TV and film directing. Jo has since been invited ...

84. Kat Wood

Writer | Envoy

Kat Wood is a writer and director, known for Envoy, Home (2016) and Diplomatic Courier.

85. Kate Cheeseman

Director | What Happened to Evie

Kate Cheeseman is a BAFTA & RTS Award winning director working in both film and high-end television. She loves working with actors and has also directed in the theatre where she spent her childhood. Having studied script development she also has a strong understanding of this element of her work ...

86. Kate Hardie

Actress | National Treasure

Kate Hardie was born on April 26, 1969 in the UK as Kate Louise Oddie. 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 Comedy, Genre and Drama. She has been featured as a 'Screen International Star of Tomorrow', 'Broadcast Hot Shot', one of 'Forbes 30 under 30' and on the 'BBC Hot New Talent List' . She was described as "A huge comedy voice in the years to come" by Sky ...

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 film and theatre. Most notably her magical realism short, Mab (2018) screened at Film festivals worldwide with it's World Premiere at Frightfest in Leicester Square, London, and Welsh Premiere at ...

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' (...

96. Laura Hypponen

Director | Charlie

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

98. Laura Smith

Director | Eva

Graduate of the National Film and Television School, UK.

100. Laurel Parker

Producer | The Case of the Rutherford Baby

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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