Steve McQueen (director)

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Steven Rodney "Steve" McQueen, CBE (born 9 October 1969) is a British movie director and artist. He has directed three feature films. The most recent one is 12 Years a Slave (2013).

Early life[change | edit source]

McQueen was born in London and is of Grenadan descent. He went to Drayton Manor High School. After doing A Level art at Hammersmith and West London College he went to Goldsmiths College, University of London. It was there that he made his first short films.

Career[change | edit source]

In 1993 his first major movie Bear was shown at the Royal College of Art in London. It is black and white and there is no sound in it. In 1999 McQueen won the Turner Prize.[1] In 2008 Hunger was released. It was the first feature film directed and written by McQueen. McQueen is making a drama for HBO.[2]

Personal life[change | edit source]

McQueen lives in Amsterdam with Bianca Stigter.

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