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Philip French (I) (1933–2015)

Philip French was born in Liverpool on 28 August 1933 to John and Bessie French and originally studied Law at Exeter College, Oxford. However after National Service he went into journalism, particularly writing about film. In 1978 he became the cinema critic for the Observer newspaper and remained in that capacity until 2013, when he received the ... See full bio »


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 2012 The Imposter (Documentary)
Himself (as Phillip French)
 2003 100 Greatest Sexy Moments (TV Movie documentary)
 1996 François Truffaut: The Man Who Loved Cinema - Love & Death (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (as Phillip French)
 1996 François Truffaut: The Man Who Loved Cinema - The Wild Child (TV Movie documentary)
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 1995 Empire of the Censors (TV Movie documentary)
 1993 Sabu: The Elephant Boy (Documentary)
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 1992 The South Bank Show (TV Series documentary)
- Sir Richard Attenborough (1992) ... Himself

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[on Béla Tarr] [His] films move so slowly that they're less like watching paint dry than observing the shifting of the Earth's tectonic plates. See more »


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