A guide to directors who have worked in the British and Irish film industries between 1895 and 2005. Each of its 980 entries on individuals directors gives a resume of the director's career, evaluates their achievements and provides a complete filmography. It is useful for those interested in film-making in Britain and Ireland.
Robert Murphy is Professor in Film Studies, De Montfort University, Leicester. Previous publications include The British Cinema Book, (ed.) (bfi Publishing, 1997, 2001) and Realism and Tinsel: Cinema and Society in Britain, 1939-49 (Routledge, 1989).