Philippe Claudel, is a French writer and film director.
Claudel was born in Dombasle-sur-Meurthe, Meurthe-et-Moselle. In addition to his writing, Claudel is a Professor of Literature at the University of Nancy.
He directed the 2008 film I've Loved You So Long. Much admired, it won the 2009 BAFTA for the best film not in English.