John Grierson

1898 - 1972

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John Grierson CBE (26 April 1898 – 19 February 1972) was a pioneering Scottish documentary maker, often considered the father of British and Canadian documentary film. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Grierson has received more than 183,018 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. John Grierson is the 893rd most popular film director, the 3,154th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 72nd most popular British Film Director.

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Among film directors, John Grierson ranks 893 out of 1,580Before him are Gianfranco Parolini, Cristian Mungiu, Karel Kachyňa, Arturo Ripstein, Sion Sono, and Laura Mulvey. After him are Ari Folman, Revaz Chkheidze, Michel Boisrond, Yuri Ozerov, Freddie Francis, and Bennett Miller.

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Among people born in 1898, John Grierson ranks 184Before him are Grace Moore, Blind Willie McTell, Preston Sturges, Rosa Chacel, Hugh O'Flaherty, and Shirley Booth. After him are Félix Sesúmaga, Jim Fouché, Riichi Yokomitsu, Vasily Lebedev-Kumach, Antonio Urdinarán, and Zhu Ziqing. Among people deceased in 1972, John Grierson ranks 155Before him are Martim Mércio da Silveira, Walter Lang, Rainer von Fieandt, Ferde Grofé, Brandon deWilde, and Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis. After him are Carlo Agostoni, Balys Dvarionas, Reginald Owen, Jan Diddens, Edward Calvin Kendall, and Edward Cook.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Grierson ranks 3,154 out of 6,924Before him are Sam Smith (1992), Frederick Keeping (1867), Sam Heughan (1980), Pauline Collins (1940), Emily Mortimer (1971), and Laura Mulvey (1941). After him are May Whitty (1865), Anita Roddick (1942), John Miles (1943), Gwyneth Jones (1936), Christian Horner (1973), and Alan Bennett (1934).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, John Grierson ranks 72Before him are Charles Crichton (1910), Michael Winner (1935), Mike Figgis (1948), Jonathan Nolan (1976), Roy Ward Baker (1916), and Laura Mulvey (1941). After him are Freddie Francis (1917), Edgar Wright (1974), Tony Kaye (1952), Nick Park (1958), Benjamin Glazer (1887), and Tom Hooper (1972).