Edgar Anstey

Edgar Anstey, (16 February 1907, Watford, Hertfordshire, England- 26 September 1987, London, England), was a leading British documentary film-maker.

Anstey was educated at Watford Grammar School for Boys and Birkbeck College. He spent a few years as a civil servant before starting in 1930 at The Empire Marketing Board's film unit, under the direction of John Grierson. In 1949 he joined the British Transport Films unit, when he headed until 1974.

ee also

*Alberto Cavalcanti
*Arthur Elton
*British Transport Films
*John Grierson
*Humphrey Jennings
*Wolfgang Suschitsky

External links

* Nicholas Pronay, [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/39921 ‘Anstey, Edgar Harold Macfarlane (1907–1987)’] , rev., "Oxford Dictionary of National Biography", Oxford University Press, 2004, accessed 4 Oct 2007
* [http://www.bufvc.ac.uk/podcast/BUFVC%20Podcasting%20Site.html British Universities Film & Video Council Website featuring a Podcast Interview with Edgar Anstey.]

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