One year ago, when Danny Leigh was appointed BFI Senior Curator of fiction film and television, he said:
"A place is nothing without memory, and in Britain the BFI National Archive is our national memory kept alive in moving pictures. You don’t get many chances to shout from the rooftops about screen history at the same time as celebrating the most vital film and TV happening now, and I feel very lucky because this new role at the Archive gives me exactly that chance. It’s going to be a thrill and a privilege to make it my new home."
One year on, we’re delighted to welcome him to Cinema Rediscovered to give his perspective on reframing the past, present and future of the archives. This is also chance to find out more about Danny’s own journey into film and to gain insight into his personal interest in Working Class Heroes. He is a writer (The Greatest Gift, The Monsters of Gramercy Park) and broadcaster with more than 20 years experiences working in print, for the Financial Times and Guardian, as well as on television where he was co-host of the BBC’s film programme, Film 2017.