Erik Chitty

Born: 8 July 1907, Dover, Kent
Died: 22 July 1977, London

Highlighted works

  • The Railway Children

    The Railway Children

    In this evergreen adaptation of E. Nesbit’s 1906 novel, three children and their mother are forced to swap Edwardian city luxury for genteel rural poverty up north.

  • Doctor Zhivago

    Doctor Zhivago

    Boris Pasternak’s story of love in the Russian Revolution confirmed David Lean’s standing as the master of the sweeping historical epic.

  • Oliver Twist

    Oliver Twist

    David Lean’s screen version of Charles Dickens’s masterpiece remains the finest cinematic interpretation of this much-adapted novel.

Filmography

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top