University East Anglia UK
Charles Barr is always happy to return to Ireland, his father’s country; his grandfather played Rugby for Ireland either side of 1900, and his children are actively seeking Irish passports in the wake of the Brexit vote. He himself has taught, in recent years, at UCD and at the John Huston School in Galway, and has held research posts in Galway and at Trinity. Before that, he taught for many years at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, helping to set up one of the pioneer British programmes in film history and theory, and then for two years at Washington University in St Louis. After three final years as a research fellow in Film and Irish Studies at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, he is now back in Norwich in formal retirement, but manages to remain active, with current projects on John M. Stahl and on John Ford. His main publications, besides those on Hitchcock (see link), have been on British Cinema, including Ealing Studios (1977, third edition 1999), and he co-scripted, with its director Stephen Frears, Typically British, part of TV’s centenary history of the medium in 1995.