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A renowned director, producer and cameraman, Phil Agland has been responsible for a number of critically acclaimed natural history documentaries....
A man of many talents, Carl Akeley was a prolific taxidermist, sculptor, explorer and inventor. Born in 1864 Carl grew up on a farm and took...
A respected and award-winning wildlife cameraman, Doug Allan has spent over twenty years filming in some of the planet's toughest and most extreme...
|Hans Christian Alsvik|
Renowned Norwegian wildlife film maker Hans Christian Alsvik developed an interest in the natural world as a small child. Hans Christian's first...
A hugely respected wildlife photographer, Eric Ashby provided a pioneering view of the British countryside with his work revolutionising the...
David Attenborough's broadcasting career began in 1952, when he joined the BBC as a trainee producer. His early work involved producing live...
Renowned filmmaker specialising in outside broadcast, Peter Bale joined the BBC in 1943, aged 16. He worked his way up from probationary technical...
Des Bartlett's encyclopaedic knowledge of wildlife and his extraordinary patience while filming has led him to become one of the most successful...
Jen Bartlett first became involved in wildlife filmmaking after marrying Des Bartlett in 1956. With her father a very keen stills photographer,...
One of the early characters at the BBC's Broadcasting House, Bristol, Pat Beech spent many years as assistant head of west regional programmes....
David Bellamy is an English botanist whose distinctive voice and friendly persona have made him one of the most prominent personalities in wildlife...
A long-serving BBC sound recordist, Lyndon (Dickie) Bird started work at the BBC in the early 1960s. Initially working in London, he soon moved...
Romanian Documentary film-maker and Judge at Wildscreen Film Festival 1982
|Jeffery Hugh Richard Boswall|
One of the great characters of the BBC Natural History Unit (NHU) and one of its longest serving producers to date, Jeffery Boswall is a keen...
Derek Bousé is a scholar and an academic. His in-depth book, Wildlife Films (2000), charts and evaluates the wildlife filmmaking industry...
One of the early producers for the BBC Natural History Unit (NHU) and a dedicated wildlife conservationist, Dilys Breese was brought up in Wales,...
Renowned wildlife television producer, Richard Brock gained international recognition for his work on Attenborough's seminal Life triology. Having...
Robin Brown grew up in Southern Rhodesia and from a young age has been interested and involved in wildlife conservation. Following university...
One of the most prolific wildlife film producers of our time, Andrew Buchanan was not initially interested in natural history on entering the...
|John F. Burton|
Head of the BBC Sound Library for more than 20 years, John Burton first became interested in wildlife at the age of nine, his curiosity fuelled...
A co-founder of Anglia Television, Aubrey Buxton entered broadcasting presenting Countryman on regional television in the late 1950s. In 1959...
Bruce Campbell had a long and wide-ranging involvement with wildlife broadcasting, introducing numerous programmes and spending three years as...
|Robert Ian Martin Campbell|
A renowned natural history cameraman and photographer, Bob Campbell was born in England in 1930 and raised in Kitale, Kenya. Although Bob had...
A popular presenter of 1950s animal shows, George Soper Cansdale was the superintendent of the London Zoological Society from 1948-1953. Born...
Peter Copeland was a passionate and prolific sound engineer, working on a large number of wildlife films throughout his long and varied career....
An underwater explorer and early marine photographer, Jacques-Yves Cousteau used television to open the sea up to millions of landlocked viewers....
A highly respected and long-standing producer for the BBC's Natural History Unit (NHU), Nicholas Crocker was the first full-time member of production...
Jim Cryan was a longstanding and successful BBC film editor, working on a variety of documentaries from the 1960s through to the 1980s. His...
|Éamon de Buitléar|
A specialist in underwater photography, Mike deGruy’s career at the forefront of marine filmmaking has taken him to some of the world’s...
One of the pioneers of commercial wildlife television, Armand Denis, joined by wife Michaela, saw in a new age of natural history programming...
One of the glamorous icons of 1950s wildlife filmmaking, Michaela Holdsworth first became involved in wildlife filmmaking after marrying Armand...
Ronald Devillier is the founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Devillier Donegan Enterprises. He began his career in 1970 at KERA-TV...
|William Kennedy Laurie Dickson|
A renowned producer/director of wildlife films, John Downer is best known for his groundbreaking filming techniques. Starting his professional...
|Francis Martin Duncan|
A pioneering conservationist and wildlife author, Gerald Durrell was born in India where he quickly developed a passion for animals and was often...
An acclaimed wildlife filmmaker and naturalist, Hugh Falkus was born in Surrey in 1917. Entering into wildlife filmmaking from an extraordinarily...
A distinguished ornithologist and wildlife broadcaster, James' interest in birds developed at a young age, encouraged by his father, and inspired...
One of the leading producers of modern day natural history television programmes, Alastair Fothergill grew up passionate about animals and set...
The driving force behind much of the West region’s radio and television success, Frank Gillard spent a long and successful career in the...
Dione Gilmour is a renowned producer of wildlife films who has spent a large portion of her career heading the Natural History Unit of the Australian...
Jane has been described as a conservationist, ethologist, primatologist and educator to name but a few. Born in London in 1934, Jane’s...
Neils Halbertsma has had a long and varied career in the wildlife film industry, dating back to 1957. He worked as a cameraman with Armand Denis,...
One of the most prominent names in marine filmmaking, Howard Hall is an award-winning underwater film producer and cinematographer. Howard qualified...
|Michele Binder Hall|
In 1990, Michele left her 19 year career as a paediatric nurse to work with her husband, renowned marine cinematographer Howard Hall. Their formidable...
Jean Hartley is a highly regarded ‘fixer’ and facilitator of documentary film crews in Kenya. Educated in both Africa and England,...
A pioneer not only of underwater photography and filming, but also of diving itself, Hans Hass took his first underwater photographs in 1938,...
Lotte Baierl's interest in the underwater world first materialised on taking up the position as secretary to Hans Hass in 1943. However, Hans...
Desmond Hawkins was appointed to the BBC by Frank Gillard in 1945 to concentrate on making natural history based programming. Already an established...
A former head of Anglia Television's prestigious wildlife documentary series Survival, Mike Hay's entrance into filmmaking began with a nine...
One of the pioneers of ornithological filmmaking, Walter Higham enjoyed a long and successful career in wildlife cinematography. Capturing sequences...
A highly respected and experienced wildlife filmmaker, David Hughes started his career as a biologist. Keen to get involved in natural...
An award-winning producer and executive producer of natural history films for more than 35 years, Masaru Ikeo began his filmmaking career in...
The late Steve Irwin was a much loved, if somewhat controversial, television presenter, renowned for his passion for crocodiles and other reptiles....
One of the first children's wildlife presenters on the BBC, Les Jackman was also devoted to promoting the appreciation of local marine life within...
|Carl Henrik Jensen|
|Martin E. Johnson|
One of the main forces behind the popularity of early safari films, Martin Johnson developed a passion for photography whilst working...
|Osa Johnson nee Leighty|
One of the main forces behind the popularity of early safari films, Osa Leighty's interest in travel and photography first...
Co-founder of Green Umbrella Productions, Peter Jones became interested in the natural world whilst working as a young director at Granada in...
|Aban Marker Kabraji|
|Dennis B. Kane|
One of the earliest pioneers of wildlife photography and filmmaking, Cherry Kearton developed a deep love of the natural world during his upbringing...
Mike Kendall's first foray into natural history broadcasting was as the keeper at London Zoo. He handed George Cansdale his subjects from their...
Composer, conductor and musician, Martin Kiszko first became interested in natural history and music from a very young age. His father, a Polish...
One of the pioneers of wildlife sound recording, Ludwig Koch developed a keen interest in the field at a young age, when his father returned...
Walter studied journalism at Vienna University before joining ORF as a freelance producer, writer and director. He began working on natural history...
|Charles Lagus BSC.|
In 1986 Charles Lagus was awarded the "Lifetime Achievement Panda" for his services to wildlife film-making by the Wildscreen International...
|Robert K. Landis|
After studying Zoology at University, Alastair quickly realised that he wanted to follow a career that allowed him to spend a lot of time in...
Hugh Miles is a highly successful filmmaker who has dedicated his career to making films that benefit wildlife. An award-winning cinematographer,...
Renowned ethologist and author, Desmond Morris first became involved in wildlife filmmaking in 1956 when Sidney Bernstein, head of Granada TV,...
The much-loved presenter of Animal Magic, Johnny Morris began a long and successful broadcasting career after being discovered by renowned BBC...
One of the founding members of Oxford Scientific Films (OSF), Sean Morris has spent over three decades working in the wildlife filmmaking industry....
One of the early, pioneering cameramen, Geoffrey Mulligan’s wildlife filmmaking ambitions began at the tender age of eight when he was...
|James (Jim) Murray|
James Murray began his professional broadcasting career in 1957 as a radio producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). With what...
Known as the 'father of the motion picture', Eadweard Muybridge's early photographic experiments laid the foundation for modern cinema, with...
|Neil Nightingale |
Well known for his narrations of BBC wildlife programmes, Barry Paine was also a producer, lecturer, science writer and actor. As well...
One of the founding members of Oxford Scientific Films (OSF), John Paling has made over fifty wildlife documentaries across the world. John studied...
|Christopher (Chris) N. Palmer|
Chris Palmer is a speaker, author and environmental and wildlife film producer. Chris has spent over 25 years producing original programming...
A founding partner of Oxford Scientific Films (OSF), world renowned natural history photographer Peter Parks studied zoology at Oxford University,...
Born the son of a country parson, Christopher Parsons' passion for the natural world developed whilst growing up in a Devonshire valley. After...
Julian Pettifer was born in 1935 and grew up in the Wiltshire countryside. These early surroundings, combined with his father’s interest...
One of the earliest pioneers of wildlife photography and filmmaking, Oliver Pike started capturing stills of flowers and birds from an early...
Mary began her professional life working in a bank in Bath, UK, with her adventures into wildlife filmmaking beginning in 1975, when she met...
An award-winning Survival cameraman, Dieter Plage was renowned for his dedication, always going to great lengths to capture unique wildlife footage....
A long-standing BBC editor, Tom Poore developed a strong fascination with radio as a child. On reaching adulthood, he walked out of his first...
An adventurous filmmaker and lifelong conservationist, Joan Thorpe was born in Kenya in 1936. Passionate about wildlife, Joan joined her father...
World renowned wildlife filmmaker Alan Root was born in London but moved to Kenya at a young age. Leaving school at 16, Alan tried his hand at...
One of the most famous filmmakers of recent years and the founder of the world renowned Partridge Films, Michael (Mike) Rosenberg was brought...
One of the most renowned and respected BBC Natural History Unit (NHU) film producers, Mike Salisbury's fascination with the natural world developed...
Regarded by many as being one of the most experienced and well-travelled cameramen of the wildlife film genre, Martin Saunders has captured some...
Philippa Scott first became involved in wildlife filmmaking after marrying Peter Scott, naturalist and founder of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust...
|Peter Markham Scott|
A true polymath, Peter Scott was a world-famous ornithologist, conservationist, painter, broadcaster, and sportsman. Born in London, Peter was...
Nicknamed 'Mr Woodpecker' in the UK, Heinz Sielmann first became familiar to British audiences after his celebrated woodpecker film, Zimmerleute...
|Eric R. Skinner|
A distinguished pioneer of scientific filmmaking, Percy Smith was born in London in 1880. Working as a clerk at the Board of Education, Percy...
A co-founder of the BBC's Natural History Unit, Tony Soper's first involvement with natural history broadcasting was working with Desmond Hawkins...
One of the longest serving producers at the BBC Natural History Unit (NHU) John Sparks spent 35 years with the Corporation, running the Unit...
Adventurer and pioneering cameraman, Tom Stobart began his career as a zoologist. Keen to nurture his photography skills, he worked in documentaries...
David Suzuki is a highly regarded and award-winning scientist, broadcaster and environmental campaigner. As a third generation Japanese-Canadian...
One of the founding members of Oxford Scientific Films (OSF), Gerald first became interested in wildlife film-making whilst working as a lecturer...
A prolific wildlife cameraman, Maurice Tibbles' career stretched over three decades and included work for numerous organisations including Survival,...
Simon Trevor’s passion and dedication to Africa’s wildlife has led him to produce many award-winning films, and play an important...
|Hugo van Lawick|
For more than thirty years, Hugo van Lawick lived and worked alongside the wildlife of the African plains, filming many of the animals that live...
|Adrian Neil Warren|
Adrian Warren is an award-winning producer, director and cinematographer of natural history films. Growing up in Surrey, Adrian enjoyed exploring...
|Caroline "Baker" Weaver|
A prolific British documentary composer, Edward Williams is responsible for some of the most memorable music scores from many of the BBC’s...
A pioneer of Anglia Television's flagship wildlife documentary series Survival, Colin Willock was born in Finchley, north London, where a science...