Ian Christie is a film historian, curator, broadcaster and consultant, and Anniversary Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has written and edited books on early film, Powell and Pressburger, Russian cinema, Martin Scorsese and Terry Gilliam; and worked on exhibitions ranging from Film as Film (Hayward, 1979), Eisenstein: His Life and Art (MoMA Oxford, 1988) and Twilight of the Tsars (Hayward, 1991) to Spellbound: Art and Film (Hayward, 1996) and Modernism: Designing a New World (V&A, 2006). He also contributes regularly to radio and television programmes on cinema.
He is a vice-president of Europa Cinemas and member of its Experts Committee, a member of the Steering Group of London’s Screen Archives Regional Network, an adviser to the London Film Museum, and a member of the Intellectual Property Office’s advisory committee.
He tweets at @ianchris.