Friday, May 19, 2023

RIP Iain Johnstone


It was reported in the British paper The Guardian on May 18th that English author, broadcaster and television producer Iain Johnstone died suddenly in London, England on May 4, 2023. Born Iain Gilmour Johnstone on April 8, 1943 in Reading, Berkshire, England, Johnstone was a film critic for The Sunday Times for twelve years and producer and fill in presenter of the ‘Film 82’. Johnston produced other British TV programs such as the BBC Two chat show ‘Friday Night, Saturday Morning’, ‘The Frost Interview’ and ran the BBC's Watergate coverage. Johnstone co-wrote the film Fierce Creatures (1997) with John Cleese, and made eight documentaries with Steven Spielberg. Johnstone was also a biographer of Tom Cruise and Clint Eastwood. Johnstone produced the 1977 TV documentary ‘The Man With No Name’ on the career of Clint Eastwood.

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