Best Fantasy Authors and Filmmakers

With there being so many wonderful fantasy books to be read, it also means that there is a wonderful selection of authors. Here are just a few of them that have become a household name for many:


This author was born in Belfast, Ireland. So maybe it was the folklore of his homeland that inspired him to enter the world of fantasy writing. Lewis has a long list of books that he has authored, most of which were well received that included his beloved fantasy writings such as:

  • The Magician’s Nephew
  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

J.K. Rowling

There are many times that children get so caught up in the title of their books, but they really don’t know who the author is. This cannot be said about J.K. Rowling as all the children recognise her writings. Of course, much of this stems from the Harry Potter series but she has also produced many other wonderful works such as:

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • The Tale of Beedle the Bard

Moving on to great fantasy filmmakers/directors, there are also many who have climbed to fame for their exceptional movie productions.

Robert Stevens

Robert is widely recognised for his production of Mary Poppins. This really is a classic movie that almost anyone can relate to.

Tim Burton

For those that had the opportunity to see the movie Edward Scissorhands, they have witnessed the wonderful fantasy work of Mr.Burton.

Peter Jackson

Of course, Peter Jackson is widely recognised for his amazing production of Lord of the Rings.

Joe Johnson

Joe was the director of Captain America: The First Avenger, but also for other great fantasy production Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and Jumanji. This is a director who knows what kids want when it comes to their fantasy expectations.