Biography

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an Anglo-American 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.

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Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an Anglo-American 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.

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 104

Birthday 1899-08-13

Day of Death 1980-04-29

Place of Birth Leytonstone - London - England

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Hitch
  • The Master of Suspense
  • Sir Alfred Hitchcock

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1976 Family PlotDirector
1972 FrenzyDirector
1969 TopazDirector
1966 Torn CurtainDirector
1964 MarnieDirector
1963 The BirdsDirector
1960 PsychoDirector
1959 Startime(1 episode)Director
1959 North by NorthwestDirector
1958 VertigoDirector
1957 Suspicion(1 episode)Director
1956 The Wrong ManDirector
1956 The Man Who Knew Too MuchDirector
1955 The Trouble with HarryDirector
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents(17 episodes)Director
1955 To Catch a ThiefDirector
1954 Rear WindowDirector
1954 Dial M for MurderDirector
1953 I ConfessDirector
1951 Strangers on a TrainDirector
1950 Stage FrightDirector
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents(1 episode)Director
1949 Under CapricornDirector
1948 RopeDirector
1947 The Paradine CaseDirector
1946 NotoriousDirector
1945 SpellboundDirector
1944 The Fighting GenerationDirector
1944 LifeboatDirector
1944 Bon VoyageDirector
1944 Aventure MalgacheDirector
1943 Shadow of a DoubtDirector
1942 SaboteurDirector
1941 SuspicionDirector
1941 Mr. & Mrs. SmithDirector
1940 Foreign CorrespondentDirector
1940 RebeccaDirector
1939 Jamaica InnDirector
1938 The Lady VanishesDirector
1937 Young and InnocentDirector
1936 SabotageDirector
1936 Secret AgentDirector
1935 The 39 StepsDirector
1934 The Man Who Knew Too MuchDirector
1934 Waltzes from ViennaDirector
1932 Number SeventeenDirector
1931 Rich and StrangeDirector
1931 MaryDirector
1931 The Skin GameDirector
1930 Murder!Director
1930 Juno and the PaycockDirector
1930 Elstree CallingDirector
1929 BlackmailDirector
1929 The ManxmanDirector
1929 Sound Test for BlackmailDirector
1928 ChampagneDirector
1928 Easy VirtueDirector
1928 The Farmer's WifeDirector
1927 DownhillDirector
1927 The RingDirector
1927 The Lodger: A Story of the London FogDirector
1926 The Mountain EagleDirector
1925 The Prude's FallAssistant Director
1925 The Pleasure GardenDirector
1925 The BlackguardAssistant Director
1923 Always Tell Your WifeDirector
1922 Number 13Director

Acting

2015 Hitchcock/Truffaut as Himself (archive footage)
2014 Night Will Fall 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)
2001 The Story of 'Frenzy' as Himself (archive footage)
2001 The Trouble with Harry Isn't Over as Himself (archive footage)
2001 Plotting 'Family Plot' as Himself (archive footage)
2001 Rope Unleashed 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 'Torn Curtain' Rising as Himself (archive footage)
2000 'Rear Window' Ethics: Remembering and Restoring a Hitchcock Classic as Himself (archive footage)
2000 Destination Hitchcock: The Making of 'North by Northwest' as Himself (archive footage)
1999 Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood (American Masters) as Himself (archive footage)
1999 Hitchcock: The Early Years
1999 Monsieur Truffaut Meets Mr. Hitchcock as Himself (archive footage)
1999 All About 'The Birds' as Himself (archive footage)
1997 The Making of 'Psycho' as Himself (archive footage)
1985 The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents(114 episodes)
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
1964 Marnie as Man Leaving Hotel Room (uncredited)
1964 A Talk with Hitchcock as Himself
1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour(0 episodes)
1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour(93 episodes) as Himself - Host
1960 Psycho as Man outside Office
1960 Man from the South as Himself - Host
1959 North by Northwest as Man Who Misses Bus (uncredited)
1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much as Man in Morocco Marketplace (uncredited)
1955 The Trouble with Harry as Man Walking Past Sam's Outdoor Exhibition
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents(283 episodes) as Host
1955 To Catch a Thief as Man Sitting Next to John Robie on Bus (uncredited)
1954 Rear Window as Clock-Winder in Songwriter's Apartment (uncredited)
1954 Dial M for Murder as Man at Tony's Table at the Dinner in Photograph (uncredited)
1953 I Confess as Man Crossing the Top of Long Staircase (uncredited)
1953 The Academy Awards(4 episodes)
1949 Under Capricorn as Man at Governor's Reception
1946 Notorious as Man Drinking Champagne at Party (uncredited)
1944 Lifeboat as Man in Newspaper Advertisement (uncredited)
1943 Shadow of a Doubt as Man on Train Playing Cards (uncredited)
1940 Foreign Correspondent as Man with Newspaper on Street
1940 Rebecca as Man outside phone booth
1935 The 39 Steps as Passerby Near the Bus (uncredited)
1930 Murder! as Man on Street (uncredited)
1929 Blackmail as Man on Subway (uncredited)
1929 Sound Test for Blackmail
1928 Easy Virtue as Man with Stick Near Tennis Court
1927 The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog as Extra in Newspaper Office (uncredited)
1900 The Men Who Made the Movies(1 episode)

Production

1976 Family PlotProducer
1972 FrenzyProducer
1969 TopazProducer
1966 Torn CurtainProducer
1964 MarnieProducer
1963 The BirdsProducer
1961 Alcoa Premiere(62 episodes)Producer
1960 PsychoProducer
1959 North by NorthwestProducer
1958 VertigoProducer
1957 Suspicion(41 episodes)Producer
1956 The Man Who Knew Too MuchProducer
1955 The Trouble with HarryProducer
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents(283 episodes)Producer
1955 To Catch a ThiefProducer
1954 Rear WindowProducer
1954 Dial M for MurderProducer
1953 I ConfessProducer
1951 Strangers on a TrainProducer
1950 Stage FrightProducer
1949 Under CapricornProducer
1948 RopeProducer
1946 NotoriousProducer
1944 LifeboatProducer
1922 Number 13Producer

Writing

1959 The Twilight Zone(2 episodes)Writer
1946 NotoriousScreenplay
1944 LifeboatStory
1932 Number SeventeenScreenplay
1931 Rich and StrangeAdaptation
1931 The Skin GameWriter
1930 Murder!Adaptation
1930 Juno and the PaycockWriter
1929 BlackmailScreenplay
1928 ChampagneWriter
1927 The RingWriter
1925 The Prude's FallWriter
1925 The BlackguardWriter
1924 The Passionate AdventureWriter
1924 The White ShadowScreenplay
1923 Woman to WomanWriter

Art

1925 The BlackguardArt Direction
1924 The Passionate AdventureArt Direction
1924 The White ShadowArt Direction
1922 The Man from HomeArt Direction
1922 Three Live GhostsArt Direction
1921 The Bonnie Brier BushTitle Designer

Crew

2014 German Concentration Camps Factual SurveyTreatment
1922 The Man from HomeTitle Graphics
1922 Three Live GhostsTitle Graphics

Creator

1985 The New Alfred Hitchcock PresentsCreator
1955 Alfred Hitchcock PresentsCreator

Editing

1924 The White ShadowEditor

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