Philip French

British film critic and former radio producer (1933-2015)

Philip Neville French OBE (28 August 1933 – 27 October 2015) was a British movie critic and former radio producer. French began his career in journalism in the late 1950s, before becoming a BBC Radio producer, and later a movie critic.

Philip French

Philip Neville French

(1933-08-28)28 August 1933
Died27 October 2015(2015-10-27) (aged 82)
Cause of deathHeart attack
EducationBristol Grammar School
Alma materExeter College, Oxford
Indiana University Bloomington
OccupationFilm critic
Years active1957–2013
SpouseKersti French

He began writing for The Observer in 1963, and continued to write criticism regularly there until his retirement in 2013.[1]

French was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in December 2012.[1] He died of a heart attack at the age of 82.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Shoard, Catherine (27 October 2015). "Philip French, much-loved Observer film critic, dies at the age of 82". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 27 October 2015.