Paul Greengrass is an English film director, screenwriter and former journalist. He was born on August 13, 1955 in Cheam, United Kingdom. His mother was a teacher and his father a river pilot and merchant seaman. He studied at Westcourt Primary School, Gravesend Grammar School and Sevenoaks School and later he attended Queens’ College, Cambridge. He started his professional career as a director when he directed Resurrected. In 1998 he directed the film The Theory of Flight. In 2006 he directed, wrote and produce a film United 93 for which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Direction and three other award nominations. His next directional debut was in 2007 when he direct the film The Bourne Ultimatum for which he was nominated for BAFTA Award for Best Direction and BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film. In 2013 he directed the film Captain Phillips for which he has been nominated for four awards. In June 2008 he was one of many British directors to set up Directors UK and is currently the president of the board.