Director and film critic who is beat known for his extensive 2011 documentary The Story of Film: An Odyssey which is over fifteen hours long. He is also known for having directed the films The eyes of Orson Welles in 2016 and I Am Belfast in 2015 which he also wrote.
He graduated from the University of Stirling in Scotland where he studied film, media, and art. He made his debut as a director in 2009 when he made The First Movie. He gained further attention in 2011 when he released the series The Story of Film: An Odyssey.
He is known for having been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2019.
He was born in Coventry, West Midlands in the United Kingdom. He has been in a long term relationship with psychologist Gil Moreton since 1984.