Saul Dibb
John Saul Dibb

18 August 1968
Barnes, London, England
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active1997–present
Spouse(s)Kira Phillips
ChildrenRex, Hal and Moe Phillips-Dibb
Parent(s)Elizabeth and Mike Dibb

Saul Dibb (born 18 August 1968)[1] is an English director and screenwriter. His father is the documentary maker 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, which won the Academy Award for Best Costume in 2009. 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.