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Sam Taylor-Johnson


Sam Taylor-Johnson was born on March 4, 1967 in London, England as Samantha Louise Taylor-Wood. She is a director and producer, known for Nowhere Boy (2009), Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) and Love You More (2008). She has been married to Aaron Taylor-Johnson since June 21, 2012. They have two children. She was previously married to Jay Jopling. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 7 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Nowhere Boy Director
(2009)
(2015)
Love You More Director
(2008)
Destricted Director
(2006)

Filmography

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 2017 Gypsy (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Morgan Stop (2017)
- The Rabbit Hole (2017)
 2015 The Weeknd: Earned It (Video short)
 2011 James Bond Supports International Women's Day (Short) (as Sam Taylor-Wood)
 2011 R.E.M.: Überlin (Video short)
 2009 Nowhere Boy (as Sam Taylor-Wood)
 2008 Love You More (Short) (as Sam Taylor-Wood)
 2006 Destricted (segment "Death Valley", as Sam Taylor-Wood)
 2005 Elton John: Turn the Lights Out When You Leave (Video short) (as Sam Taylor-Wood)
 2001 Elton John: I Want Love (Video short)
 1996 Misfit (Short) (as Sam Taylor-Wood)
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1 Interview | 11 Articles | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sam Taylor-Wood | Sam Taylor-Woods
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Personal Quote:

[on some favourite things, 2011:] I've got a couple of favourite cameras, but the Leica M7 is the one I like to carry with me at all times. Otherwise I end up using my iPhone camera. I prefer to stick with film so the mistakes I make aren't just white-washed by digital life. Another favourite belonging is a postcard of Francis Bacon in Primrose Hill. It's a place I visit nearly every day and is ... See more »

Trivia:

She is not related to her Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) star Dakota Johnson, even though they share the same last name. Nevertheless, the two women share a strong bond. The director had first seen Dakota in a eye-catching cameo in The Social Network (2010) and said she wanted to know more about her, and then cast her in her star-making turn. Even though, she declined to direct the sequels, she has ... See more »

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