Honorary graduates


Shane Meadows

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts in recognition of his significant contribution to the British film industry with his international reputation as a film-maker.

Shane Meadows



Still in his early 40s, Shane Meadows is already one of Britain’s most accomplished film-makers, a writer and director who co-works with his actors to create powerful drama.

After school in Uttoxeter, where he was born, he moved aged 20 to Nottingham where he broke into the film industry.

Many storylines draw on aspects of Shane’s own youth, and they all unflinchingly tackle issues and experiences of people on the fringes or utterly beyond the comfortable norms of mainstream society.  

His films include Twenty-Four Seven, A Room for Romeo Brass, This is England, Somers Town and Dead Man’s Shoes, and a documentary about the band The Stone Roses.

He has amassed more than a dozen awards and additional nominations by BAFTA and international film festivals.


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