Michael Winterbottom (born 1961) is an English film director. He began his career working in British television before moving into features. Three of his films—Welcome to Sarajevo, Wonderland, and 24 Hour Party People—have competed for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
Winterbottom often works with the same actors; many faces can be seen in several of his films, including Shirley Henderson, Paul Popplewell, John Simm, Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Raymond Waring, and Kieran O'Brien. His production company is Revolution Films and the company signed a first-look deal with Fremantle.