Sam Taylor-Johnson – NOWHERE BOY (2009)
Sam Taylor-Johnson directed her way into the cinematic spotlight with John Lennon biopic, NOWHERE BOY, in 2009. The film follows Lennon through his teen years, the formation of The Beatles, and the relationships he has with his mother and aunt. It was a successful time for Taylor-Johnson; meeting her boyfriend (and now husband and father of her two children), Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and being nominated for four BAFTA awards including Best British Film and Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer. Taylor-Johnson’s second directing venture, FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, arrives in cinemas from 13th February.