Philip French|birth_place = Liverpool, England |death_date = |nationality = British |occupation = Film critic |years_active = 1957–2013 |spouse = Kersti French |children = 3 |education = Bristol Grammar School |alma_mater = Exeter College, Oxford
Indiana University Bloomington }} Philip Neville French OBE (28 August 1933 – 27 October 2015) was an English film critic and radio producer. French began his career in journalism in the late 1950s, before eventually becoming a BBC Radio producer, and later a film critic. He began writing for ''The Observer'' in 1963, and continued to write criticism regularly there until his retirement in 2013.
French was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in December 2012. Upon his death on 27 October 2015, French was referred to by his ''Observer'' successor Mark Kermode as "an inspiration to an entire generation of film critics". Provided by Wikipedia
Hitchcock lost and found : the forgotten films / Alain Kerzoncuf and Charles Barr ; foreword by Philip French.“...French, Philip,...”