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Philip French

OBE
Born
Philip Neville French

(1933-08-28)28 August 1933
Died 27 October 2015(2015-10-27) (aged 82)
Cause of death Heart attack
Education Bristol Grammar School
Alma mater Exeter College, Oxford
Indiana University Bloomington
Occupation Film critic
Years active 1957–2013
Spouse(s) Kersti French
Children 3

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.

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

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


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