Steve McQueen

  • Birth Name: Steven Rodney McQueen
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Profession: Director, Producer, Writer, Artist, Actor

Fast Facts

  • Father is from Grenada; mother is from Trinidad.
  • Released his first short film, Bear, in 1993 as part of his final project at Goldsmiths College.
  • Briefly attended New York University, but left when he found the program to be too restricting. 
  • Won the Turner Prize, given to a British visual artist, in 1999.
  • Awarded an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) in 2002, and a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2011.
  • First British director to win the Caméra d'Or (for first-time feature film directors) at the Cannes Film Festival, for his film Hunger (2008).
  • Frequently works with actor Michael Fassbender.

Awards

  • 2012, European Film Awards — European Director: Nominee
  • 2013, Toronto International Film Festival — People's Choice Award: Winner
  • 2013, Goya Awards — Best European Film: Nominee
  • 2014, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Director: Winner
  • 2008, European Film Awards — European Director: Nominee
  • 2012, BAFTA Film Awards — Outstanding British Film: Nominee
  • 2014, David di Donatello Awards — Best Foreign Film: Nominee
  • 2014, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 2015, Robert Awards — American Film of the Year: Nominee
  • 2013, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Winner
  • 2014, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Winner
  • 2014, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Feature: Winner
  • 2012, Independent Spirit Awards — Best International Film: Nominee
  • 2008, Toronto International Film Festival — Discovery Award: Winner
  • 2012, European Film Awards — European Film: Nominee
  • 2013, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 2009, BAFTA Film Awards — The Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer in their First Feature Film: Winner
  • 2009, BAFTA Film Awards — Outstanding British Film: Nominee
  • 2013, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 2014, European Film Awards — European Achievement in World Cinema: Winner
  • 2014, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2014, Guldbagge Award — Best Foreign Movie: Nominee
  • 2014, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Winner
  • 2009, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Foreign Film: Nominee
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Relationships

  • Dexter McQueen — Son
  • Mary — Mother
  • Bianca Stigter — Significant Other
  • Alex McQueen — Daughter

College

  • Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, England; Goldsmiths College, University of London, London, England (BA in Fine Art, 1993); attended New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York, United States
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