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Date of Birth 1941London, England, UK

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David Thomson was born in 1941 in London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2003), Edge of Outside (2006) and Strictly Courtroom (2008). He is married to Lucy Gray. They have two children.

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Lucy Gray (? - present) (2 children)

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Film critic.
Curator of the 60 Years of Berlinale retrospective "Play It Again...!" in 2010.

Personal Quotes (7)

The overwhelming drive in the mainstream film business now is to make blockbuster animated films, preferably ones that can be cloned - repeated, reheated and sold in packs of two or three or six, like fizzy drinks.
[on current Hollywood directors] Mostly born in the 1940s, they are of an age still to be our great directors, but they have yielded to a generation of new kids who do what the money demands. You see, we don't have great directors anymore. The computer makes our movies. Its efficient anonymity is the new style.
The cinema comes to life in the dark - like Dracula.
There is something so frank, so modern in her feelings, yet so classical in her aura, so passionate and so wounded, that Isabelle Adjani seems made to play Sarah Bernhardt one day.
Facebook is an evolved movie system: it involves us looking at screens and converting our desire into a fee payment or a surrender to ads. Its aura of youthful generosity and utility belies how easily it could be turned into a system of surveillance and control.
[on Katharine Hepburn]: Her best work has not dated a fraction of an inch; from 1932 to 1945, she had it in her to be the most interesting, difficult, challenging woman in American pictures. Why? I'd guess it has to do with her confusion, for she loved movies while disapproving of them.
[on Richard Harris]: He is most at home in terrible films.

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