Special events

Steven Knight

Steven Knight

Screenwriter & Director



Monday 8th April
2PM - Miramar

Steven Knight, the famous british director, will share with CANNESERIES' public about his career and experience in the universe of series.

Born in 1959, Steven Knight grew up in Birmingham (UK), and in 1988 started a freelance writing partnership with Mike Whitehill, providing material for television. In 2002, his first screenplay Dirty Pretty Things, directed by Stephen Frears, premiered at the 2002 Venice Film Festival to outstanding reviews and won a host of prestigious awards, as well as an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Along with writing many other screenplays over the years, he has also written and directed three films Hummingbird (2013), Locke (2013), and Serenity (2019). On the TV side, he is the creator and Executive Producer/writer on BAFTA Award winning Peaky Blinders, starring Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Paul Anderson, as well as Executive Producer/creator/writer on BBC series Taboo, which starred Tom Hardy. A new drama series he created for Apple, See, is now in production. He also had four novels published, and is one of co-creators of the world-famous quiz show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. 


Free entry (subject to availability of limited spaces)

Steven Knight

The masterclass will be moderated by Constance Jamet (Le Figaro) et Stéphanie Guerrin (Le Parisien - Aujourd’hui en France) 

In the presence of Steven Knight 

Selective Filmography

1993-1997 / THE DETECTIVES – TV  

2002 / DIRTY PRETTY THINGS by Stephen Frears 

2006 / AMAZING GRACE by Michael Apted 

2007 / EASTERN PROMISES by David Cronenberg 

2013 / HUMMINGBIRD (Crazy Joe) * 

2013 / LOCKE * 

2013-present / PEAKY BLINDERS – TV 

2016 / ALLIED by Robert Zemeckis 

2017/ TABOO – TV  

2018 / WOMAN WALK AHEAD by Susanna White 

2019 / SERENITY * 

2019 / SEE – TV  

*also director

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