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British Film Directors

Quiz Questions

  1. Which 1966 BBC television play about homelessness was directed by Ken Loach?
  2. Which British filmmaker directed the film Deliverance?
  3. Which film director made many commercials in the 1970s, including the iconic 1973 Hovis bread advertisement?
  4. Who was the artistic director for the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics?

  5. Who was known as the "Master of Suspense"?
  6. Who earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Director for the 2017 film Dunkirk?
  7. Richard Attenborough won an Academy Awards for which film?
  8. Who is best known for directing the 1969 Oscar-winning film Women in Love?
  9. Which play for stage and television about the aspirations and tastes of the new 1970s middle class was directed in 1977 by Mike Leigh?
  10. Who directed large-scale epics such as The Bridge on the River Kwai and Lawrence of Arabia?
  11. Which Academy Award-winning British actor also directed the 1997 drama film Nil by Mouth?
  12. In 1988, what was English film director Charles Crichton's final film?


  1. Cathy Come Home
  2. John Boorman
  3. Ridley Scott
  4. Danny Boyle
  5. Alfred Hitchcock
  6. Christopher Nolan
  7. Gandhi
  8. Ken Russell
  9. Abigail's Party
  10. Sir David Lean
  11. Gary Oldman
  12. A Fish Called Wanda