- Name: Kevin Brownlow
- Born: 06/02/1938 (82 years old)
- Occupation: Film historian, television documentary-maker, filmmaker, film preservationist, author, and film editor
Robert Kevin Brownlow, known professionally as Kevin Brownlow, (born 2 June 1938) is a British film historian, television documentary-maker, filmmaker, author, and film editor. He is best known for his work documenting the history of the silent era, having become interested in silent film at the age of eleven. This interest grew into a career spent documenting and restoring film. Brownlow has rescued many silent films and their history. His initiative in interviewing many largely forgotten, elderly film pioneers in the 1960s and 1970s preserved a legacy of early mass-entertainment cinema. He received an Academy Honorary Award at the 2nd Annual Governors Awards given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on 13 November 2010. This was the first occasion on which an Academy Honorary Award was given to a film preservationist.
Birth Place: Crowborough, Sussex, England
Kevin Brownlow quotes :
Silent pictures show us how we lived and what our attitudes were. And as an art form, they can be wonderfully entertaining and often inspirational.Kevin Brownlow