Philip French

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Philip French

Philip Neville French

(1933-08-28)28 August 1933
Died27 October 2015(2015-10-27) (aged 82)
Cause of deathHeart attack
EducationBristol Grammar School
Alma materExeter College, Oxford
Indiana University Bloomington
OccupationFilm critic
Years active1957–2013
Spouse(s)Kersti French

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.[1]

French was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in December 2012.[1] He died of a heart attack at the age of 82.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Shoard, Catherine (27 October 2015). "Philip French, much-loved Observer film critic, dies at the age of 82". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 27 October 2015.