Sam Taylor-Wood

Film Director
Born Mar 4, 1967

Samantha "Sam" Taylor-Wood OBE, is an English filmmaker, photographer, and visual artist. Her directorial feature film debut came in 2009 with Nowhere Boy, a film based on the childhood experiences of The Beatles songwriter and singer John Lennon. She is one of a group of artists known as the Young British Artists. She is married to English actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson.… Read More

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    Huffington Post - Jan 25, 2014
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    US Magazine - Oct 24, 2013
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    Bucks Free Press - Aug 27, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Sam Taylor-Wood.


1967 Birth Born on March 4, 1967.


1993 26 Years Old One collaboration with Henry Bond, titled 26 October 1993, featured Bond and Taylor-Wood reprising the roles of Yoko Ono and John Lennon in a pastiche of the photo-portrait made—by photographer Annie Leibovitz—a few hours before Lennon was assassinated, in 1980.
1994 27 Years Old In 1994, she exhibited a multi-screen video work titled Killing Time, in which four people mimed to an opera score. … Read More


1997 30 Years Old 1 More Event
She won the Illy Café Prize for Most Promising Young Artist at the 1997 Venice Biennale.
2000 33 Years Old In 2000, Taylor-Wood created a wraparound, photomural around scaffolding of the London department store Selfridges while it was being restored; the mural featured 21 cultural icons including Elton John, musician Alex James and actors Richard E. Grant and Ray Winstone. … Read More
2002 35 Years Old In 2002, Taylor-Wood was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to make a video portrait of David Beckham—whom she depicted sleeping. … Read More


In August 2008, Taylor-Wood was chosen to direct Nowhere Boy, a biopic about the childhood of the Beatles' singer, John Lennon. … Read More
…  Her directorial feature film debut came in 2009 with Nowhere Boy, a film based on the childhood experiences of the Beatles songwriter and singer John Lennon. … Read More
In 2011, she directed the music video of "Überlin" by R.E.M.. … Read More