Christopher Nolanwears mutliple hats. He is one of the most critically acclaimed and highest grossing director of Hollywood. He was born in Westminster, London in the year 1970. His father, Brendon Nolan was an advertising executive and his mother, Christina Nolan was a flight attendant. He had passion for film making since childhood. Christopher was a big fan of “ Star Wars”, so he created his own film, “Space Wars” shooting his action figures with the help of his father’s Super 8 Camera when he was 7 years old. Since, Christopher Nolan’s father was a British and mother was an American, he travelled a lot from London to Chicago and he has a dual citizenship of England and America. He did his schooling from Hailey bury and Imperial Service College, and an independent school in Hertford Heath, Hertfordshire.

He completed his graduation from University College London. He preferred this college due to its film making facilities which comprised  editing suite and 16 mm film cameras. He shot two short films in the college, Tarantella and Larceny with the university’s equipment. Both the movies were funded by Christopher. However, Larceny was shown at Cambridge Film Festival and considered to be one of the best short films shown by UCL. In the college, he met Emma Thomson whom he later on married. Emma Thomson produced the movies of Nolan and now both run the production company, Syncopy Inc. in Los Angeles. In 1998, Nolan directed a movie, “Following”, funded by him and his friends with a total budget of £6,000. The movie grossed a sum of £48.4 thousand at the box office. However, the movie was critically acclaimed and won several awards at many film festivals.

The next movie directed by Nolan was “Momento”, for which the budget provided was $ 9 million. The movie was a commercial success at the box office which garnered $ 39.7 million. His next movie was a psychological thriller which also proved to be the best movie of 2000s was “Insomnia”. In 2003, Christopher Nolan wrote script for a Batman movie which Warner Bros. agreed to finance. It starred Christian Bale, Michael Cane, Gary Oldman and the movie was based on a dark theme. The movie was a commercial hit at the box office which became ninth highest grossing film worldwide.

Before directing another Batman movie, he directed movie, “ The Prestige”, which was written by his younger brother. Then he continued with another Batman movie, Dark Knight which was a super hit movie. The next movie, “ Inception” received many awards and appreciation. After that he did another Batman movie, “ The Dark Knight Rises” which is counted among highest -grossing movies of all times. His films have been appreciated a lot and he is credited to change the cinema and redefine it with his movies.

Christopher B. Landon English Actor

Christopher B. Landon

Christopher Beau Landon was born on February 27, 1975. He is an American film director. His profession is not only limited to the art of direction, but also covers producing films and screenplay writing. He is the son of the late actor Michael Landon. His parents divorced when he was four years old, and thereafter he lived with his father. Landon followed his father’s footsteps in filmmaking by studying screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University, but he dropped out of the course and got an offer for a writing job from film director Larry Clark. Soon, he proceeded to co-write the script of 'Another Day in Paradise'. He was called a faggot by his peers during his time at Beverly Hills High School. He made his debut in the field of direction with the thriller 'Burning Palms'. In 1999, he publicly accepted of him being a gay and was well aware that his sexuality would harm his potential in the industry. Most of his films dealt with gay themes and issues. Importantly '$30', one of the five components in 'Boys life 3', a collection of short stories dealing with the various problems faced by gays, and a script about the relationship between a straight man and a gay man. He has donned the role of screenplay writer for films such as 'Blood and Chocolate', 'The Flock', 'Disturbia'. Among these, Disturbia was acclaimed all over the world. It was initially brought to Montecito Pictures and then to DreamWorks Pictures. It was the No.1 box-office hit at the time of its release. He also worked on 'The Lesson'. His first TV project was 'Dirty Sexy Money'. He also worked on the screenplay of the film adaptation of the novel 'Wake'. He gained fame by directing the movies 'Paranormal Activity 2', 'Paranormal Activity 3', 'Paranormal Activity 4'. He also made 'Scouts Guides to the Zombie Apocalypse'.


Stephen Frears

Stephen Arthur Frears took birth in Leicester, England. He was born on June 20th, 1941. He is a British film director and has been directing from the 1980s. His notable work consists of My Beautiful Laundrette and The Queen. Early Life Stephen started school at Gresham’s School in 1954. He dropped from Gresham in 1959 and joined the Trinity College, Cambridge in 1960 to study law. He graduated from Trinity College in the year 1963. His father was an accountant and mother a social worker. Stephen was brought up in the English culture, but his mother was Jewish. After graduating, Stephen worked as an assistant director initially, but with time, he became one of the biggest directors in the industry. Career Stephen began his journey as a director by assisting for films like Morgan! and If…. As a beginner, Stephen mostly worked for television. He directed many television shows which were mainly for the BBC. Alongside this, he has also directed many commercial sectors. He has contributed to much high profile series on the BCC channel. He became international with his feature films. Stephen made his debut in 1971 when he directed the detective spoof Gumshoe. He became popularly known worldwide for My Beautiful Laundrette. It was not expected to do much but was widely noticed. He next directed Prick Up Your Ears. His next hit was the Dangerous Liaisons which released in 1988. Stephen stepped up something new every time he took the stage. Another one of his notable work was in 2000 when he directed High Fidelity. In 2006, the audiences were brought to their feet by the release of The Queen. Stephen has directed many films for which he has also been rewarded. Best Foreign Film at Cesar Awards for Dangerous Liaisons. Best Director for The Hi-Lo Country. His films have also been part of nominations at various award shows. Best European Film for The Queen. He was presented for his career on television. Also, he won the BAFTA TV Awards twice in 1982 and 2003 respectively. Stephen soon became a veteran in the industry. He endorsed for the parliamentary vacancy in the 2015 elections. Stephen has four children from two of his relationships. He currently lives with Anne Rothenstein after failing in his first with Mary-Kay Wilmers. Stephen is still active in the industry as he promises to continue doing good films. Upcoming Projects In 2015, Stephen directed The Program, which did not make a lot of headlines, but he has another release this year, Florence Foster Jenkins, which stars Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. It is set to release this May.

Stephen Frears English Actor