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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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(age 82) in UK

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Known For

The Imposter
The Imposter Himself - Consul General, U. S. Embassy in Spain
(2012)
Sabu: The Elephant Boy
Sabu: The Elephant Boy Himself - interviewee
(1993)
Empire of the Censors
(1995)

Filmography

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 2012 The Imposter (Documentary)
Himself - Consul General, U. S. Embassy in Spain (as Phillip French)
 2003 100 Greatest Sexy Moments (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
 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)
Himself (as Phillip French)
 1995 Empire of the Censors (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
 1993 Sabu: The Elephant Boy (Documentary)
Himself - interviewee
 1992 The South Bank Show (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Sir Richard Attenborough (1992) ... Himself
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Phillip French
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[on Dalton Trumbo, 1971]: A generous, honest, amusing man, a firm friend, a trustworthy employee, an admirable husband, a lovably understanding father, as modest in times of good fortune as he is cheerful and resilient in adversity. See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2013 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Film. He is a film critic for the Observer. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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