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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 20 prizes at over 70 film festivals worldwide. Her most recent short film '...

6. Alexandra Boyd

Director | Widow's Walk

Alexandra's varied career in film, TV, theatre and voiceover spans more than thirty years. She grew up in Norwich, Norfolk in England. From a very early age she studied all forms of dance at Laine Theatre Arts and then acting at Drama Studio, London. She moved to the US in 1989 and lived there for ...

7. Alice Seabright

Director | Sex Education

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

8. Aliethea D'Angelo

Ocean's Eleven

From childhood, Aliethea D'Angelo has had a passion for filmmaking and what started with home movies shot on a Super 8 camera on the outskirts of Detroit, Michigan evolved when she arrived in Los Angeles at 16. Aliethea navigated her early career working on studio films such as in a variety of ...

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

Director | Pedigree

Ani Laurie was born in London, U.K. She is a director and writer, known for The Earth Belongs To No One (2015), Pedigree (2015), Dreamer (2018) and Sofia (2012). An alumni of the British film school The National Film & Television School, and Central St Martins school of Art where she produced short...

11. Anna Maguire

Actress | EverAfter

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

15. Aurora Fearnley

Director | Pulsar

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 | Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators

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 written and directed several acclaimed short films that have been selected for ...

23. Caroline Bartleet

Producer | Operator

Caroline Bartleet is an actress and producer, known for Operator (2015), Quartet (2012) and The Bind (2018).

24. Carys Watford

Producer | Theatreland

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 an actress and director, known for At First Sight (2015), Pucker (2018) and Mary (2014).

29. Claire Leona Apps

Director | And Then I Was French

Raised in Asia and educated at the London Film School, British-Canadian 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 perspective and ...

31. Claire Tailyour

Director | Ruby's Skin

Claire Tailyour is a director and editor, known for Ruby's Skin (2014), Tick Tock (2012) and Belittled (2018).

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), Let Him Have It (1991) and Inspector Lewis (2006). She was previously married to Howard Davies.

34. Cosima Spender

Director | Palio

Cosima Spender is a director and producer, known for Palio (2015), Dolce vita africana (2008) and The Drink (2019).

35. Daina Oniunas-Pusic

Director | Zvjerka

Daina Oniunas-Pusic is a director and actress, known for Zvjerka (2015), Rhonna & Donna (2016) and Elephants (2012).

36. Daisy Aitkens

Actress | Watson & Oliver

Daisy Aitkens was born on March 25, 1986 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She 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 | Finding Clive Teaser Trailer

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.


46. Elizabeth Sankey

Director | Romantic Comedy

Elizabeth Sankey is an actress and director, known for Romantic Comedy (2019), Beyond Clueless (2014) and First (2016).

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 a producer and writer, known for Automatic (2019), The Family (2016) and A Stone Appears (2016).

51. Emma Sullivan

Director | After Tomorrow

Emma Sullivan is a director and writer, known for After Tomorrow (2009), Into the Deep (2020) and Doctor Who (2005).

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), A Winter Love and Zohra (2006).

61. Flavia Casà

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

London based, Turkish-Italian Director Flavia Casà has a BFA in filmmaking from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She has worked for acclaimed directors Cédric Klapisch and Noah Baumbach. With Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu, she had the honor of working on the Academy Award-winning Birdman, where she ...

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 | Garfield

Georgi Banks-Davies is a director born in the UK. A graduate of the Newport Film School, she has also directed many festival screened shorts - two of which; 'The Glossy Mag' & 'Penny Collectors' were UK lottery funded. Her short film, Garfield (2016) was selected for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival...

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 | Pas De Deux

Mexican Born film director, studied Communication Sciences for two years at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, won best short-film national award in the competition"Te Doy Tres por México". Moved to London to pursue her career in filmmaking, studying in London School of Film Media and ...

71. Jacqueline Pepall

Director | The Last Words of Gavrilo Princip

Jacqueline Pepall is an award-winning director for film and television. Her recent credits include the short film "Wishin' & Hopin'" (BFI Flare 2018), "The Hotel Affair" (London Short Film Festival 2018), "Ophelia's End" (Best Film, Dallas Flicks by Chicks Film Festival, 2017), "Visiting Mr Keats" ...

74. Jane Gull

Director | My Feral Heart

Jane Gull is a director and actress, known for My Feral Heart (2016), Sunny Boy (2011) and Twitcher (2014).

77. Jennifer Sheridan

Director | Rose

Having honed her skills as a storyteller through her work as an editor for the last ten years (her most recent credits include CUCKOO and LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN), Jen's work as an award-winning director is visually stunning with a great clarity of vision.

Jennifer has just finished filming on her debut...

78. Jessica 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

Producer | Folk America

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

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 recently directed the short film 'Whisper' staring Imogen Doel (Channel 4 Misfits) which premiered in Paris at PAMA (Winner Best Actress), ...

82. Jo Southwell

Director | Deirdre

A multi-award winning director and writer Jo's first production in 2012, Holding On, received nominations for Best Short Film, Best Fiction and Best Director at two major festivals and was an official selection at international festivals including Hollywood Shorts, Galway, Palm Springs, Cannes and ...

84. Kat Wood

Writer | Envoy

Kat Wood is a writer and director, known for Envoy, Home (2016) and Stine (2018).

85. Kate Cheeseman

Director | What Happened to Evie

Kate Cheeseman is an award-winning and highly visual director working in both film and high-end television. She loves working with actors and has directed in the theatre, where she spent her childhood. She also loves the technical side of film directing, having begun her career in editing. She then...

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 | Lesbian Argument: Tales From Pussy Willow

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 ...

91. Katharine Round

Producer | The Divide

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 | Mindless

Katie Bonham is an award winning writer and director. Bonham is known for her love of social realism and the horror genre, which she combines to create original and thought provoking films. Bonham's second film, The Porcelain Ground (2014), made it through to the semi-finals for the Shortcuts to ...

94. Kyla Simone Bruce

Director | Mercury

Writer and Director Kyla Simone Bruce, prides herself on depicting strong and honest characters who lead captivating journeys that mirror true life, framing their stories within a realistic yet poetic style.

Kyla's most recent short film 'The Interpreter' has been nominated for the British ...

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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