Steve McQueen, CBE

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Steve McQueen is the most influential auteur director working in the UK at present. As a video artist he won the Turner Prize in 1999, and his first feature film, Hunger, won him a BAFTA as the Most Promising Newcomer. He was also the first British director to win the Camera d’Or at Cannes. Also credited with Shame, the British film-maker was named Best Director by the New York Film Critics Circle for his most recent hard-hitting movie 12 Years a Slave in December 2013. In 2011, McQueen was appointed Commander of the British Empire for his services to the visual arts.

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