|Date of Birth||16 February 1907, Watford, Hertfordshire, England, UK|
|Date of Death||26 September 1987, London, England, UK|
|Birth Name||Harold MacFarlane Anstley|
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Documentary producer Edgar Anstey was one of the pioneers of the British documentary movement. His mentor was famed documentarian John Grierson at the Empire Marketing Board Film Unit, for whom he made Uncharted Waters (1933) and Granton Trawler (1934), among others. Anstey later worked as a film critic for The Spectator, and during the war he produced documentaries for the Department of Information. He worked for the BBC in the late 1940s. In 1949 he helped start British Transport Films, for whom he produced several documentaries.
He died in London, England, at age 80, in 1987.
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