The h.Club 100: the winners

We salute the innovators, visionaries and pioneers behind what’s now and what’s next.

London media gurus The Hospital Club and Time Out devised the h.Club 100: a search for the most original and influential people in the UK creative and media industries. Then we asked you to vote – and here are the results: the talent that is shaping the future.

Okay, there are actually not exactly 100 people on this list: Grayson Perry sneaked in twice and we’ve counted some multi-person projects as one entry. That's okay, though. It’s a reminder that this is a snapshot of where UK creativity, in all its messy brilliance, is at right now. It’s been an incredible year for the arts in the UK. In 2012 we fell for ‘Sherlock’ (again), cheered on ‘Matilda’ and cried at Danny Boyle’s Olympics curtain-raiser. From backroom boys to major stars, we salute the innovators, visionaries and pioneers behind what’s now and what’s next.

Is there someone we've missed? Browse the list below then tell us who you think should have made the Top 100 in the comments below.

  • Danny Boyle


    Boyle’s spectacular, nation-affirming Olympics Opening Ceremony left us thinking: Actually, we’re all right, aren’t we? He’s putting the finishing touches to a London thriller about a botched art heist, ‘Trance’, starring James McAvoy.
    Follow Danny Boyle here on Twitter

  • Barbara Broccoli


    Broccoli is the woman behind the enduring success of the James Bond series – and its sensational return to form with ‘Skyfall’.

  • Paddy Considine

    actor, writer and director

    Considine’s brooding and fabulous feature-length directing debut, ‘Tyrannosaur’, won him a string of awards this year. More to come?

  • Michael Fassbender


    A great actor, his career has exploded over the past 12 months with roles in ‘X-Men: First Class’ and pseudo-‘Alien’ prequel ‘Prometheus’.

  • Patrick Fischer

    managing director and co-founder of Creativity Media

    Streetwise London-based independent filmmaker.

  • Tom Hardy


    Mesmerising in John Hillcoat’s ‘Lawless’. The next Tarzan?

  • Anna Higgs

    head of Film 4.0, Film 4

    Higgs only got the job this year and she’s already signed up to support Ken Loach’s forthcoming documentary ‘The Spirit of 1945’.
    Follow Anna Higgs here on Twitter

  • Steve McQueen

    artist and film director

    In 2011, McQueen followed up ‘Hunger’ with ‘Shame’. He is a winner of the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, the Turner Prize and a Bafta. McQueen is quite clearly destined to achieve greatness in several fields.

  • Abi Morgan


    Morgan has written two of the standout British films of the last 12 months: ‘Shame’ and ‘The Iron Lady’. She’s now working on the story of Charles Dickens’s mistress in ‘The Invisible Woman’.

  • Fabien Riggall 

    creative director and founder of Future Cinema

    He’s reinvented the way we watch movies with projects including Secret Cinema, Future Shorts, The Other Cinema and Secret Screening.
    Follow Fabien Riggall here on Twitter