Biography

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English director and producer. He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in his native United Kingdom in both silent films and early talkies, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood. In 1956 he became an American citizen while remaining a British subject. Over a career spanning more than half a century, Hitchcock fashioned for himself a distinctive and recognizable directorial style. He pioneered the use of a camera made to move in a way that mimics a person's gaze, forcing viewers to engage in a form of voyeurism. He framed shots to maximize anxiety, fear, or empathy, and used innovative film editing. His stories frequently feature fugitives on the run from the law alongside "icy blonde" female characters. Many of Hitchcock's films have twist endings and thrilling plots featuring depictions of violence, murder, and crime, although many of the mysteries function as decoys or MacGuffins meant only to serve thematic elements in the film and the extremely complex psychological examinations of the characters. Hitchcock's films also borrow many themes from psychoanalysis and feature strong sexual undertones. Through his cameo appearances in his own films, interviews, film trailers, and the television program Alfred Hitchcock Presents, he became a cultural icon. Hitchcock directed more than fifty feature films in a career spanning six decades. Often regarded as the greatest British filmmaker, he came first in a 2007 poll of film critics in Britain's Daily Telegraph, which said: “Unquestionably the greatest filmmaker to emerge from these islands, Hitchcock did more than any director to shape modern cinema, which would be utterly different without him. His flair was for narrative, cruelly withholding crucial information (from his characters and from us) and engaging the emotions of the audience like no one else.” The magazine MovieMaker has described him as the most influential filmmaker of all-time, and he is widely regarded as one of cinema's most significant artists.

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English director and producer. He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in his native United Kingdom in both silent films and early talkies, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood. In 1956 he became an American citizen while remaining a British subject. Over a career spanning more than half a century, Hitchcock fashioned for himself a distinctive and recognizable directorial style. He pioneered the use of a camera made to move in a way that mimics a person's gaze, forcing viewers to engage in a form of voyeurism. He framed shots to maximize anxiety, fear, or empathy, and used innovative film editing. His stories frequently feature fugitives on the run from the law alongside "icy blonde" female characters. Many of Hitchcock's films have twist endings and thrilling plots featuring depictions of violence, murder, and crime, although many of the mysteries function as decoys or MacGuffins meant only to serve thematic elements in the film and the extremely complex psychological examinations of the characters. Hitchcock's films also borrow many themes from psychoanalysis and feature strong sexual undertones. Through his cameo appearances in his own films, interviews, film trailers, and the television program Alfred Hitchcock Presents, he became a cultural icon. Hitchcock directed more than fifty feature films in a career spanning six decades. Often regarded as the greatest British filmmaker, he came first in a 2007 poll of film critics in Britain's Daily Telegraph, which said: “Unquestionably the greatest filmmaker to emerge from these islands, Hitchcock did more than any director to shape modern cinema, which would be utterly different without him. His flair was for narrative, cruelly withholding crucial information (from his characters and from us) and engaging the emotions of the audience like no one else.” The magazine MovieMaker has described him as the most influential filmmaker of all-time, and he is widely regarded as one of cinema's most significant artists.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 119

Birthday 1899-08-13

Day of Death 1980-04-29

Place of Birth Leytonstone, London, England, UK

Official Site http://www.alfredhitchcock.com

Also Known As

  • Hitch
  • The Master of Suspense
  • Sir Alfred Hitchcock
  • Альфред Хичкок
  • 亞弗列·希治閣
  • อัลเฟรด ฮิตช์ค็อก
  • アルフレッド・ヒッチコック
  • ألفريد هتشكوك
  • 알프레드 히치콕
  • אלפרד היצ'קוק
  • Άλφρεντ Χίτσκοκ
  • Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock
  • آلفرد هیچکاک
  • Alfred Joseph Hitchcock

Directing TV ShowsMovies

Breakdown Director
Number 13 Director
2014 Memory of the Camps Director
1976 Family Plot Director
1972 Frenzy Director
1969 Topaz Director
1966 Torn Curtain Director
1964 Marnie Director
1963 The Birds Director
1960 Psycho Director
1959 Startime (1 episode)Director
1959 North by Northwest Director
1958 Vertigo Director
1957 Suspicion (1 episode)Director
1956 The Wrong Man Director
1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much Director
1955 The Trouble with Harry Director
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (17 episodes)Director
1955 To Catch a Thief Director
1954 Rear Window Director
1954 Dial M for Murder Director
1953 I Confess Director
1951 Strangers on a Train Director
1950 Stage Fright Director
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (1 episode)Director
1949 Under Capricorn Director
1948 Rope Director
1947 The Paradine Case Director
1946 Notorious Director
1945 Spellbound Director
1945 Watchtower Over Tomorrow Director
1944 The Fighting Generation Director
1944 Lifeboat Director
1944 Bon Voyage Director
1944 Aventure Malgache Director
1943 Shadow of a Doubt Director
1942 Saboteur Director
1941 Suspicion Director
1941 Mr. & Mrs. Smith Director
1940 Foreign Correspondent Director
1940 Rebecca Director
1939 Jamaica Inn Director
1938 The Lady Vanishes Director
1937 Young and Innocent Director
1937 Sabotage Director
1936 Secret Agent Director
1935 The 39 Steps Director
1934 The Man Who Knew Too Much Director
1934 Waltzes from Vienna Director
1932 Number Seventeen Director
1931 Rich and Strange Director
1931 Mary Director
1931 The Skin Game Director
1930 Murder! Director
1930 Juno and the Paycock Director
1930 Elstree Calling Director
1930 An Elastic Affair Director
1929 Blackmail Director
1929 The Manxman Director
1929 Sound Test for Blackmail Director
1928 Champagne Director
1928 Easy Virtue Director
1928 The Farmer's Wife Director
1927 Downhill Director
1927 The Ring Director
1927 The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog Director
1926 The Mountain Eagle Director
1925 The Prude's Fall Assistant Director
1925 The Pleasure Garden Director
1925 The Blackguard Assistant Director
1923 Always Tell Your Wife Director

Acting

The Men Who Made the Movies (1 episode)
Breakdown as Himself
2017 Dark Glamour: The Blood and Guts of Hammer Productions as Himself (archive footage)
2017 Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story as Himself (archive footage)
2015 Hitchcock/Truffaut as Himself (archive footage)
2014 Night Will Fall as Himself (archive footage)
2014 Memory of the Camps as Himself (archive footage)
2013 Talking Pictures (1 episode) as Himself - Archive footage
2010 The Psycho Legacy as Himself (archive footage)
2009 The Master's Touch: Hitchcock's Signature Style as Himself (archive footage)
2008 In the Master's Shadow: Hitchcock's Legacy as Himself (archive footage)
2006 Billy Wilder Speaks
2001 Plotting 'Family Plot' as Himself (archive footage)
2001 The Trouble with Harry Isn't Over as Himself (archive footage)
2001 'Rear Window' Ethics: Remembering and Restoring a Hitchcock Classic as Himself (archive footage)
2001 The Story of 'Frenzy' as Himself (archive footage)
2000 The Trouble with Marnie as Himself (archive footage)
2000 The Making of 'The Man Who Knew Too Much' as Himself (archive footage)
2000 Destination Hitchcock: The Making of 'North by Northwest' as Himself (archive footage)
2000 'Torn Curtain' Rising as Himself (archive footage)
1999 Hitchcock: The Early Years as Himself (archive footage)
1999 Monsieur Truffaut Meets Mr. Hitchcock as Himself (archive footage)
1999 Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood as Himself (archive footage)
1999 All About 'The Birds' as Himself (archive footage)
1997 The Making of 'Psycho' as Himself (archive footage)
1996 The Universal Story as Himself (archive footage)
1985 The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents (114 episodes)
1984 Terror in the Aisles as Himself (archive footage)
1976 Family Plot as Silhouette at Office of Vital Statistics
1973 The Men Who Made the Movies: Alfred Hitchcock as Himself
1972 The Illustrated Hitchcock as Himself
1971 V.I.P. Schaukel (1 episode)
1968 The Dick Cavett Show (1 episode) as Himself - Guest
1966 Cinema: Alfred Hitchcock as Himself
1964 Marnie as Man Leaving Hotel Room (uncredited)
1964 A Talk with Hitchcock as Himself
1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (93 episodes) as Himself - Host
1960 Psycho as Man Outside Office
1959 North by Northwest as Man Who Misses Bus
1956 The Wrong Man as Prologue Narrator (uncredited)
1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much as Man in Morocco Marketplace (uncredited)
1956 Cinépanorama (52 episodes)
1955 The Trouble with Harry as Man Walking Past Sam's Outdoor Exhibition
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (268 episodes) as Host
1955 To Catch a Thief as Man Sitting Next to John Robie on Bus
1954 Rear Window as Clock-Winder in Songwriter's Apartment
1953 The Academy Awards (1 episode)
1953 I Confess as Man Crossing the Top of Long Staircase (uncredited)
1951 Strangers on a Train as Man Boarding Train (uncredited)
1950 What's My Line? (1 episode) as Himself - Mystery Guest
1949 Under Capricorn as Man at Governor's Reception
1946 Notorious as Man Drinking Champagne at Party
1945 Spellbound as Man Leaving Elevator (uncredited)
1943 Show-Business at War as Himself
1943 Shadow of a Doubt as Man on Train Playing Cards (uncredited)
1941 Suspicion as Man Mailing Letter (uncredited)
1940 Foreign Correspondent as Man with Newspaper on Street (uncredited)
1940 Rebecca as Man Outside Phone Booth (uncredited)
1938 The Lady Vanishes as Man in London Railway Station (uncredited)
1937 Young and Innocent as Photographer Outside Courthouse (uncredited)
1935 The 39 Steps as Man Walking Past Bus (uncredited)
1934 The Man Who Knew Too Much as Man in Raincoat Passing Bus (uncredited)
1930 Murder! as Man on Street (uncredited)
1929 Blackmail as Man on Subway (uncredited)
1929 Sound Test for Blackmail as Himself
1928 Easy Virtue as Man with Stick Near Tennis Court
1927 The Ring as Man-Dipping Attraction Worker (uncredited)
1927 The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog as Extra in Newspaper Office (uncredited)

Production

Number 13 Producer
1976 Family Plot Producer
1972 Frenzy Producer
1969 Topaz Producer
1966 Torn Curtain Producer
1964 Marnie Producer
1963 The Birds Producer
1961 Alcoa Premiere (62 episodes)Producer
1960 Psycho Producer
1959 North by Northwest Producer
1958 Vertigo Producer
1957 Suspicion (41 episodes)Producer
1956 The Wrong Man Producer
1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much Producer
1955 The Trouble with Harry Producer
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (268 episodes)Producer
1955 To Catch a Thief Producer
1954 Rear Window Producer
1954 Dial M for Murder Producer
1953 I Confess Producer
1951 Strangers on a Train Producer
1950 Stage Fright Producer
1949 Under Capricorn Producer
1948 Rope Producer
1946 Notorious Producer
1944 Lifeboat Producer
1932 Lord Camber's Ladies Producer

Writing

1993 Lifepod Short Story
1985 Saavi Adaptation
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)Writer
1946 Notorious Screenplay
1944 Lifeboat Story
1932 Number Seventeen Screenplay
1931 Rich and Strange Adaptation
1931 The Skin Game Writer
1930 Murder! Adaptation
1930 Juno and the Paycock Writer
1929 Blackmail Screenplay
1928 Champagne Writer
1927 The Ring Writer
1927 The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog Screenplay
1925 The Prude's Fall Writer
1925 The Blackguard Writer
1924 The Passionate Adventure Writer
1924 The White Shadow Screenplay
1923 Woman to Woman Writer

Art

1925 The Blackguard Art Direction
1924 The Passionate Adventure Art Direction
1924 The White Shadow Art Direction
1922 The Man from Home Art Direction
1922 Three Live Ghosts Art Direction
1921 The Bonnie Brier Bush Title Designer

Crew

2014 Memory of the Camps Treatment
1922 The Man from Home Title Graphics
1922 Three Live Ghosts Title Graphics

Creator

1985 The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents Creator
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Creator

Editing

1924 The White Shadow Editor

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