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Nigel Finch

(1949-1995), Film-maker and television editor

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With the exception of one feature film, producer-director Nigel Finch spent his entire career working for BBC television. He joined the network in the 1970s as a researcher and became an editor and director of the arts/music anthology program Arena. His short films for Arena in 1977 and 1978 were followed by popular hits such as My Way (1979), BAFTA-nominated dramas like The Lost Language of Cranes (1992) and the highly successful, award-winning version of a long-forgotten musical soap entitled The Vampyr (1993). Right up until his death he was working on his first feature film, an account of the Stonewall riots in New York, which are credited with starting the Gay Pride movement.

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Nigel Finch; Rupert Anthony Greville Haselden

by David Buckland
Iris print on transparency bonded to two glass sheets in stand, 1994-1999
NPG P754

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