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Margaret Henry

Producer, Researcher, Educator
Year of death: 2023

An American-born producer, researcher and educator, who worked on two seminal civil rights-related productions, as a researcher on the film Blacks Britannica (1978) and as producer of the four-part Channel 4 documentary Struggles for Black Community (1984). After moving to the UK in 1968, Margaret Henry also worked as a researcher on Bob Hope’s Overseas Christmas Tours (1980), Elvis Presley documentary This is Elvis (1981) and Cold War exposé The Atomic Café (1982). She then directed the documentary Invisible Workers (1987) for Channel 4, which explored the experiences of migrant workers in the UK. She later taught documentary and screenwriting at the London College of Printing (1994-2002, now the London College of Communications), and was head of screenwriting at the London Film Academy until 2008.

Read Margaret Henry's Guardian obituary