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Nathalie Morris

Nathalie joined the BFI in 2008 to oversee the BFI’s collections of filmmakers’ papers, scripts, posters, designs and photographs. She has written about various aspects of British cinema, including Sherlock Holmes adaptations, women and silent British cinema (with a special focus on Alma Reville, aka Mrs Alfred Hitchcock) and Ealing Studios’ publicity department. Her PhD was on Stoll studios, one of the biggest British filmmaking concerns of the early 1920s.

Her current research interests include Powell and Pressburger, women working in the film industry, marketing and publicity, and food and drink in film. Publications include chapters in The Directory of World Cinema: Britain (Intellect, 2012), British Women’s Cinema (Routledge, 2009), 39 Steps to the Genius of Hitchcock (BFI, 2012), Ealing Revisited (Palgrave/BFI, 2012) and The Hitchcock Annual Anthology (Columbia University Press, 2009).

Nathalie recently cooked Alfred Hitchcock’s Quiche Lorraine on camera for the BFI’s 39 Steps to Hitchcock project.

Articles by Nathalie Morris

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  • The discreet charm of the perfect martini

    On the anniversary of Luis Buñuel’s birth, Nathalie Morris gets out the gin to recreate the great director’s personal martini recipe.

    Friday, February 22, 2013


  • That Ealing poster: Hue and Cry

    Ealing’s memorable posters were commissioned from some of most talented illustrators of the time. Curator Nathalie Morris picks out a favourite.

    Thursday, November 15, 2012


  • The 31st Pordenone Silent Film Festival

    Nathalie Morris selects her highlights from this year’s Pordenone Silent Film Festival, Italy’s annual showcase for silent films from around the globe.

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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  • Anna Karenina: on-screen style icon

    As director Joe Wright’s reimagining of Anna Karenina hits cinemas, Claire Smith and Nathalie Morris look back at one of cinema’s enduring style icons.

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012


  • Scripts and screenwriters

    To coincide with the new series of BFI/BAFTA Screenwriters’ lectures, an exhibition at BFI Southbank celebrates the art of screenwriting.

    Monday, September 10, 2012


  • The trouble with Vermont

    Alfred Hitchcock and Alma Reville were born one day apart. To mark their anniversary, Nathalie Morris unearths a letter Reville sent from the shoot of The Trouble with Harry.

    Wednesday, August 15, 2012


  • On set with Alfred Hitchcock

    Nathalie Morris introduces a selection of behind-the-scenes images of Alfred Hitchcock at work.

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012


  • The book that inspired Chariots of Fire

    Convalescing in a rented house in the late 1970s, film producer David Puttnam chanced upon a history book of the Olympic Games that would give him the inspiration for the Oscar-winning 1981 classic Chariots of Fire. 

    Wednesday, July 11, 2012


  • Hitchcock writes home

    Hitchcock writes home from the making of his first film.

    Tuesday, June 26, 2012


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