Ben Winston is an English film and television director from London, England. He is best known for his work in popular series such as The Late Late Show with James Corden, The X Factor and One Direction: This Is Us.
Ben Winston was born on April 16, 1985, in London, England. He attended the prestigious St. Paul's School in London and later attended the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where he earned a degree in philosophy and psychology. After graduating, he pursued a career in television and film.
Winston began his career as a producer for Channel 4's BAFTA-winning series, Freshly Squeezed. He went on to produce two series of The Xtra Factor and was the series producer for The X Factor from 2011 to 2013. He earned a BAFTA nomination for his work on the show.
In 2012, Winston directed his first feature-length film, One Direction: This Is Us. The documentary film followed the wildly popular British boy band on their world tour and was a box office success. Following the film, Winston went on to direct the music videos for One Direction's hit singles "Best Song Ever" and "Story of My Life."
In 2015, Winston was appointed as the executive producer for The Late Late Show with James Corden, which is one of the most successful shows on television. He has been nominated for two Emmy Awards for his work on the show.
In addition to his work on television and film, Winston has directed music videos for artists such as Sam Smith, Little Mix, and James Bay and has produced commercials for Apple and Coca-Cola. He has also directed the feature films Late Night and Half of It.
In 2019, Winston was named one of Variety's "10 Directors to Watch" and, in 2020, he was named one of The Hollywood Reporter's "50 Best Showrunners in TV."
Winston is an incredibly versatile and talented director, with a strong portfolio of work across multiple genres and platforms. His work continues to be praised for its creativity and originality, and he is certainly an up-and-coming name in the world of film and television.