A Biographical Database
Part of an AHRC-funded project, this database covers extensive information on the hundred most influential émigrés in British cinema, from the 1920s through to the post-World War II period.
From the mid-1920s onwards, film personnel from
The influence of these émigrés, especially on future
British filmmakers, cannot be overestimated. In all, roughly 400 Central
European film artists found refuge in the
The database covers extensive information on the most significant émigrés, including valuable information for further research (bibliographies, filmographies), constituting the first and pioneering effort to chart their achievements. Its aim is to provide the first comprehensive database on the subject, piecing together scattered or incomplete information already existing on the web or in encyclopaedias and other printed materials.
The primary objective is to provide access to personal and professional information (including data on an individual’s work in other media and data on awards an individual may have received). The database also covers articles in the trade press, biographical accounts, and critical/academic assessments. Individuals can be searched by first name, surname, aliases, or profession. In addition, a separate list of film, television and stage play titles can be searched alphabetically.