Steven Knight

Highest Rated: 94% Dirty Pretty Things (2003)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Not Available
As co-creator of the original, British iteration of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, Steve Knight could have easily lived out the rest of his life on the no doubt considerable residuals from the international-smash game show. Instead, he used his small-screen victory as a launching pad for an entirely different career path, as a screenwriter of distinctive, socially conscious dramas and thrillers. Born in Marlborough and raised in Birmingham, England, Knight got his start in advertising and radio upon graduation from college. Freelancing for television in the late '80s and '90s -- during which time he also wrote three novels -- he hit upon his greatest success with Millionaire. In 2002, his first screenplay, Dirty Pretty Things, was brought to the screen by director Stephen Frears; a tale of economic injustice and underworld corruption among London's illegal immigrant community, it garnered much acclaim, not to mention a respectable box-office take. The well-received abolitionist period drama Amazing Grace followed, as did a contemporary take on similar subject matter: Eastern Promises, a look at the criminal underbelly behind human trafficking in London. Knight then set to work adapting one of his own novels, the New York-set Alphabet City, for the screen.

Highest Rated Movies



20% Serenity Screenwriter Producer Director 2019
40% The Girl in the Spider's Web Screenwriter 2018
51% Woman Walks Ahead Screenwriter 2018
No Score Yet Millennium: A Garota na Teia de Aranha Screenwriter 2018
0% November Criminals Screenwriter 2017
60% Allied Executive Producer Screenwriter $40.1M 2016
28% Burnt Screenwriter 2015
72% Pawn Sacrifice Screenwriter $1.7M 2015
11% Seventh Son Screenwriter $15M 2015
91% Locke Screenwriter Director $1.4M 2014
43% Closed Circuit Screenwriter $9.7M 2013
49% Redemption Director $24.1K 2013
No Score Yet Hummingbird Screenwriter Director 2013
89% Eastern Promises Producer $17.2M 2007
68% Amazing Grace Screenwriter $21.2M 2007
94% Dirty Pretty Things Screenwriter $8M 2003


76% Taboo
Creator Screenwriter Executive Producer
  • 2017
95% Peaky Blinders
Creator Screenwriter Executive Producer
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
  • 2014


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