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Steven Knight is a Director, Scriptwriter and Producer British born on 1 january 1959 at Birmingham (United-kingdom)

Steven Knight

Steven Knight
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 1 january 1959 (61 years) at Birmingham (United-kingdom)

Steven Knight (born 1959) is a British screenwriter and film director. Knight has written scripts for numerous British television programmes such as the British version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, BBC's Commercial Breakdown, The Detectives and others. However, he is best known for screenplays he wrote for films Dirty Pretty Things and Eastern Promises. His work on the screenplay for Dirty Pretty Things earned him the Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay and London Film Critics Circle award for British Screenwriter of the Year. The screenplay was also nominated for several other awards including the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay and the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Knight wrote a draft of a screenplay based on the book Shutter Island written by Dennis Lehane, but the draft that was used for the movie of the same name was written by Laeta Kalogridis.

Biography


Best films

Wrath of the Titans (2012)
(Scriptwriter)
Shutter Island (2010)
(Scriptwriter)
Eastern Promises (2007)
(Scriptwriter)
Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
(Scriptwriter)

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Filmography of Steven Knight (19 films)

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Director

Serenity
Serenity (2019)
, 1h46
Directed by Steven Knight
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about computing, Jeu
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou, Jeremy Strong
Rating52% 2.649112.649112.649112.649112.64911
Baker Dill est le capitaine d'un navire de pêche. Il est un jour recontacté par Karen, son ex-femme. Cette dernière lui demande de venir la sauver, elle et leur fils Patrick, de son nouveau mari violent. Karen supplie Baker pour qu'il organise une sortie en mer, au cours de laquelle il serait livré aux requins.
Locke
Locke (2014)
, 1h25
Directed by Steven Knight
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson, Tom Holland, Andrew Scott, Olivia Colman, Ben Daniels
Rating70% 3.548743.548743.548743.548743.54874
The day before he must supervise a large concrete pour in Birmingham, construction foreman Ivan Locke learns that Bethan, a colleague with whom he had a one-night stand seven months previously, has gone into premature labour. Despite his job responsibilities and although his wife and sons are eagerly awaiting his arrival home to watch an important football match, Locke decides to drive to London to be with Bethan during childbirth. Locke never forgave his father for abandoning him as a child, and he is determined not to make the same mistake.
Hummingbird, 1h40
Directed by Steven Knight
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Films about sexuality, Transport films, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Aviation films, Erotic thriller films, Robot films
Actors Jason Statham, Vicky McClure, Dai Bradley, Christian Brassington, Benedict Wong, Agata Buzek
Rating61% 3.098563.098563.098563.098563.09856
Joseph Smith (Jason Statham) is an ex-Special Forces veteran who went AWOL from his unit in Afghanistan, and now lives as a homeless drunk in London. One night while fleeing thugs who were shaking down the homeless, he breaks into an apartment and discovers the owner, a photographer named Damon, will be in New York for several months until the first of October. He begins to assume the life of the owner, driving his car and living in the apartment, calling himself Joey Jones, and spends his time looking for his homeless friend Isabel (Victoria Bewick), from whom he was separated in the streets. He finds Damon's new debit card in the apartment mail, and begins a regimen of self-improvement. Meanwhile Isabel has been coerced into becoming a prostitute by the same thug that hassled her and Joey.

Scriptwriter

Serenity
Serenity (2019)
, 1h46
Directed by Steven Knight
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about computing, Jeu
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou, Jeremy Strong
Rating52% 2.649112.649112.649112.649112.64911
Baker Dill est le capitaine d'un navire de pêche. Il est un jour recontacté par Karen, son ex-femme. Cette dernière lui demande de venir la sauver, elle et leur fils Patrick, de son nouveau mari violent. Karen supplie Baker pour qu'il organise une sortie en mer, au cours de laquelle il serait livré aux requins.
Woman Walks Ahead, 1h41
Directed by Susanna White
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Western
Actors Jessica Chastain, Michael Greyeyes, Sam Rockwell, Ciarán Hinds, Michael Nouri, Chaske Spencer
Roles Ecrivain
Rating66% 3.3005153.3005153.3005153.3005153.300515
Dans les années 1890, Caroline Weldon , peintre américaine, se rend dans le territoire du Dakota pour faire le portrait de Sitting Bull.
The Girl in the Spider's Web, 1h57
Directed by Fede Alvarez
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason, Sylvia Hoeks, Claes Bang, Vicky Krieps, Lakeith Stanfield
Rating60% 3.049073.049073.049073.049073.04907
Lisbeth Salander et le journaliste Mikael Blomkvist se retrouvent aux prises avec des espions, de cybercriminels et des membres corrompus du gouvernement. Par ailleurs, Lisbeth est suivie par une mystérieuse femme blonde.
November Criminals, 1h25
Directed by Sacha Gervasi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Ansel Elgort, Chloë Grace Moretz, Catherine Keener, David Strathairn, Tessa Albertson, Terry Kinney
Rating52% 2.648862.648862.648862.648862.64886
Se sentant coupable du décès de sa mère, Addison, un jeune étudiant, enquête sur le meurtre de son meilleur ami avec l'aide de Phoebe, une de ses amies dont il est amoureux.
Allied
Allied (2016)
, 2h4
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Romance
Themes Spy films
Actors Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Lizzy Caplan, Simon McBurney, Jared Harris, Anton Lesser
Roles Writer
Rating70% 3.5453553.5453553.5453553.5453553.545355
Durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, à Casablanca en 1942, un espion canadien du SOE, Max Vatan (Brad Pitt), et une espionne française, Marianne Beauséjour (Marion Cotillard), doivent former un couple pour les besoins d'une mission visant à tuer l'ambassadeur allemand. Après quelques jours, les faux sentiments deviennent réels. Une fois la mission accomplie, Max propose alors à Marianne de le suivre à Londres. Ils se marient et Marianne donne naissance à une petite fille quelques mois plus tard. Leur petite vie tranquille est remise en question lorsqu'un des supérieurs de Max l'informe des soupçons qui portent sur sa femme. Marianne est accusée d'être un agent dormant travaillant pour les nazis. Convaincu que les services de renseignement se trompent, Max va tout faire pour tenter de la disculper.
Pawn Sacrifice, 1h54
Directed by Edward Zwick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography
Themes Jeu, Sports films, Films about chess
Actors Lily Rabe, Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard, Tobey Maguire, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sophie Nélisse
Rating69% 3.49783.49783.49783.49783.4978
American grandmaster Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Union and its greatest player, Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber), for the 1972 World Chess Championship.
Burnt
Burnt (2015)
, 1h40
Directed by John Wells
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Cooking films, Films about religion
Actors Bradley Cooper, Jamie Dornan, Emma Thompson, Sienna Miller, Matthew Rhys, Daniel Brühl
Roles Histoire
Rating65% 3.2979753.2979753.2979753.2979753.297975
Adam Jones is an up-and-coming chef whose drug use and erratic behavior lead him to lose his restaurant. He attempts to rebuild his life and his career in London, in the hopes of returning to Paris to open a new restaurant that will gain three Michelin stars.
Locke
Locke (2014)
, 1h25
Directed by Steven Knight
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson, Tom Holland, Andrew Scott, Olivia Colman, Ben Daniels
Roles Writer
Rating70% 3.548743.548743.548743.548743.54874
The day before he must supervise a large concrete pour in Birmingham, construction foreman Ivan Locke learns that Bethan, a colleague with whom he had a one-night stand seven months previously, has gone into premature labour. Despite his job responsibilities and although his wife and sons are eagerly awaiting his arrival home to watch an important football match, Locke decides to drive to London to be with Bethan during childbirth. Locke never forgave his father for abandoning him as a child, and he is determined not to make the same mistake.
Seventh Son, 1h42
Directed by Sergueï Bodrov
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons, Witches in film
Actors Ben Barnes, Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Olivia Williams
Rating54% 2.747722.747722.747722.747722.74772
In a prologue, the witch Mother Malkin is imprisoned in an underground chamber by Gregory, the last of a knightly order known as the Falcons, who have long defended humanity against supernatural threats. Several decades later, Gregory now works as a "Spook," a roving witch hunter.
The Hundred-Foot Journey, 2h
Directed by Lasse Hallström
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Cooking films
Actors Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri, Juhi Chawla, Charlotte Le Bon, Clément Sibony
Rating72% 3.6498553.6498553.6498553.6498553.649855
The Kadam family ran a restaurant in Mumbai. The second-oldest son, Hassan (Manish Dayal), was being groomed to replace his mother (Juhi Chawla) as the restaurant's main cook. However, a mob attacks and firebombs the restaurant over an election dispute. Papa Kadam (Om Puri) and his family evacuate the guests, but Mama is killed. Seeking asylum in Europe, the family first settles in London, where their residence proves ill-suited for a restaurant. They depart for mainland Europe.
Closed Circuit, 1h36
Directed by John Crowley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about terrorism
Actors Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Ciarán Hinds, Jim Broadbent, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Barbora Bobulova
Rating61% 3.09883.09883.09883.09883.0988
The film opens with a crowded London market (borough market) being destroyed through an explosive terrorist attack. Farroukh Erdogan is detained as the primary suspect and mastermind of the attack while his two alleged co-conspirators are killed in attempts to apprehend them (unseen to the viewer).
Hummingbird, 1h40
Directed by Steven Knight
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Films about sexuality, Transport films, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Aviation films, Erotic thriller films, Robot films
Actors Jason Statham, Vicky McClure, Dai Bradley, Christian Brassington, Benedict Wong, Agata Buzek
Rating61% 3.098563.098563.098563.098563.09856
Joseph Smith (Jason Statham) is an ex-Special Forces veteran who went AWOL from his unit in Afghanistan, and now lives as a homeless drunk in London. One night while fleeing thugs who were shaking down the homeless, he breaks into an apartment and discovers the owner, a photographer named Damon, will be in New York for several months until the first of October. He begins to assume the life of the owner, driving his car and living in the apartment, calling himself Joey Jones, and spends his time looking for his homeless friend Isabel (Victoria Bewick), from whom he was separated in the streets. He finds Damon's new debit card in the apartment mail, and begins a regimen of self-improvement. Meanwhile Isabel has been coerced into becoming a prostitute by the same thug that hassled her and Joey.