Directors in British and Irish Cinema

This is York, a 1953 advertisement for British Railways directed by J.B. Holmes.


Ten entries (some of them co-written with Geoff Brown): John Eldridge, Arthur Elton, Aveling Ginever, John Grierson, J.B. Holmes, Sergei Nolbandov, Marcel Varnel, Harry Watt and Arthur Woods.

The entries on Grierson, Jackson, Varnel and Watt have also been published on the British Film Institute’s ScreenOnline website.


In Robert Murphy (ed.), Directors in British and Irish Cinema: A Reference Guide, London, British Film Institute (2006), ISBN 978-1-844571-26-0.

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