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Heritage Archive

Heritage Archive

preserving the legacy of our most admired and celebrated colleagues...

Our Heritage Archive is creating a living history of remarkable individuals in the film and television industries.  

The BAFTA Los Angeles Heritage Archive produces and preserves in-depth interviews with film and television professionals who have had a substantial career in the British film and television industry. These recorded living histories preserve the legacy of our most admired and celebrated colleagues for scholars, historians and future generations of filmmakers.

The Los Angeles Board of Directors, assisted by a contribution in memory of director Alexander Mackendrick, established the Heritage Archive in 1998. It currently includes numerous interviews with many notable artists from every branch of the art and craft of film and television.


BAFTA Los Angeles thanks the Dana and Albert Broccoli Charitable Foundation for its contributions to the Heritage Archives, and to all the many Members and friends who continue to support this project.

Archival interviews have been completed with:

  • Ian Abercrombie
  • Sir Ken Adam OBE
  • Jon Amiel
  • Ken Annakin OBE
  • Michael Apted CMG
  • Vic & Andy Armstrong
  • John Badham
  • Peter Beale
  • Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
  • Jacqueline Bisset
  • Claire Bloom CBE
  • John Boorman
  • Lord Melvyn Bragg
  • Kevin Brownlow
  • Sir Michael Caine CBE
  • Simon Callow CBS
  • Anne V. Coates
  • Kevin Connor
  • Sir Bill Cotton
  • Brian Cox CBE
  • Sir Tom Courtenay
  • John Daly
  • Carl Davis CBE
  • Michael Deeley
  • Stanley Dorfman
  • Brian Eatwell


  • Harrison Ellenshaw
  • Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais
  • Brian Forbes CBE
  • Tony Garnett
  • Jill Gascoine
  • Antony Gibbs
  • Terry Gilliam
  • John Guillermin
  • Bruce Gowers
  • Guy Green OBE
  • Bernard Gribble
  • Val Guest
  • Julian Holloway
  • Waris Hussein
  • Sir Derek Jacobi
  • Charles Jarrott
  • Martin Jarvis OBE
  • Glynis Johns
  • Terry Jones
  • Sir Ben Kingsley
  • Gavin Lambert
  • Basil Langton
  • Anna Lee MBE
  • Robert Leighton

  • Sandy Lieberson
  • Sir Michael Lindsay-Hogg
  • Ken Loach
  • Dyson Lovell
  • Jonathan Lynn
  • Patrick MacNee
  • Terence Marsh
  • Alan Marshall
  • Millicent Martin
  • Sir Ian McKellen CBE
  • Malcolm McDowell
  • Virginia McKenna OBE
  • Ian McShane
  • Peter Medak
  • Sir John Mills CBE
  • Dame Helen Mirren
  • Alfred Molina
  • Sir Roger Moore CBE
  • Ossie Morris OBE
  • Ronald Neame CBE
  • Michael Oliver
  • Jerry Pam
  • Sir Alan Parker CBE
  • Lord David Puttnam

  • Ousama Rawi
  • Lynn Redgrave OBE
  • Peter Rogers
  • Marion Rosenberg OBE
  • May Routh
  • Ken Russell
  • Martin Samuel
  • Sir Sidney Samuelson CBE
  • Prunella Scales / Timothy & Sam West
  • John Schlesinger CBE
  • John Scott
  • Arnold Schwartzman OBE
  • David Seidler
  • Jim Sheridan
  • Mark Shivas
  • Jean Simmons OBE
  • Barry Spikings
  • Don Taffner
  • Jeremy Thomas CBE
  • Ken Thorne
  • Leon Vitali
  • Gareth Wigan
  • Michael York OBE

View highlights from our Heritage Archive:

Kevin Connor

...on editing Young Winston for Carl Forman and Richard Attenborough

Ronnie Neame

...on casting decisions for Tunes of Glory with Alec Guinness

Terry Gilliam

...on his memories of being introduced to Hollywood and film - bouncing on Debbie Reynolds' bed

Jean Simmons

...on playing Ophelia in Sir Laurence Olivier's Hamlet (1948)