Stefan Schwartz (born May 1, 1963 in London, UK) is an English/Canadian film and television director/writer plus a former actor, most known for the feature film Shooting Fish and his work on the BBC's Spooks and Luther and Showtime's Dexter.
Stefan Schwartz teamed up with Richardinho Holmes at York University and formed The Gruber Brothers. The duo made a number of films together including, Bonded, broadcast on BBC 2, and the award-winning short The Lake starring Frances Barber. Stefan made his feature film debut with Soft Top Hard Shoulder (1992) starring Peter Capaldi and Phyllis Logan, which went on to win two BAFTA’s in Scotland and the London Film Festival’s prestigious audience award. Building on this success in 1995 he directed Giving Tongue, shown as part of BBC2′s Wicked Women series and in 1996 wrote and directed Shooting Fish, a crime-caper comedy starring Kate Beckinsale which won several awards and made over twenty million dollars worldwide.