David Stratton

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Birthday
10, 1939
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
England

About

Best known as the longtime co-host of the Australian SBS-TV program The Movie Show, this British-born film critic also served on the juries of the Cannes, Venice, and Berlin International Film Festivals.

Before Fame

In his late teens, he established a local club called the Melksham and District Film Society. After moving to Australia in the early 1960s, he became the director of the Sydney Film Festival.

Trivia

He taught at the University of Sydney and wrote for both Variety magazine and The Australian.

Family Life

Born in the town of Trowbridge in Wiltshire, South West England, he lived with his grandmother in Hampshire, England, during the World War II years.

Associated With

As a child, he was inspired by the films of Italian director Luigi Comencini and acclaimed Japanese director Akira Kurosawa.