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Saul Dibb (born 1968)[1] is an English director and screenwriter. His father is the documentary maker Mike Dibb.

Saul Dibb
John Saul Dibb

London, England
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active1997–present
Partner(s)Kira Phillips
ChildrenRex and Hal Phillips-Dibb
Parent(s)Elizabeth and Mike Dibb

Born in London, England, Saul Dibb is a graduate of the University of East Anglia. He is best known for co-writing and directing Bullet Boy, for which he was nominated for the Douglas Hickox Award,[2] The Line of Beauty, and The Duchess. In 2016, he directed the adaptation for BBC2 of Zadie Smith's bestselling novel NW into a 90-minute television film of the same name, starring Nikki Amuka-Bird and Phoebe Fox.[3][4] Dibb directed a film adaptation of R. C. Sherriff's 1928 play Journey's End, which was released in 2017. This has been dubbed 'The best ever film about the Great War' by The Times.[5]




  1. ^ BBC - Movies - interview - Saul Dibb.
  2. ^ Saul Dibb - BIFA
  3. ^ "Nikki Amuka-Bird and Phoebe Fox to star in Zadie Smith’s NW for BBC Two", BBC Media Centre, 10 June 2016.
  4. ^ James Gill, "Luther and Hollow Crown actors set to star in BBC Zadie Smith drama NW", Radio Times, 10 June 2016.
  5. ^ Chappell, Ali (18 September 2017). "TIFF 2017 Interview: Journey's End Director Saul Dibb". Retrieved 5 October 2017.

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