Brownlow, Kevin

Brownlow, Kevin
   b. 1938, Crowborough
   Kevin Brownlow has devoted his life to film. He has been a film historian, a restorer and presenter of silent movies, and a writer. He has made films and television series about, for example, Abel Gance, Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. He worked for Photoplay Productions, founded by his collaborator David Gill. In 1975, at the invitation of Jeremy Isaacs, he worked at Thames Television on a thirteen-part series about Hollywood in the era of silent films. David Gill had secured many old reels of Chaplin films, which he and Brownlow restored and made into a three-part series, Unknown Chaplin, which won an Emmy and a Peabody Award. He reconstructed Ben Hur (1926) and restored The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921).

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