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Alfred Hitchcock

Person   Born 13/8/1899 Died 29/4/1980

Categories: Cinema, Seriously Famous

Film director. Born at 517 Leytonstone High Road above his father William’s greengrocery and poultry shop. See Spitalfields Life for an unusual take on his life in Leytonstone. When Alfie was about 7 the family moved to a fishmongers in Limehouse.  As a child he was fascinated by the idea of travel and later claimed to have jouirneyed on every London omnibus route.  

Worked at Gainsborough Film Studios 1925 - 27 where he made three films. While here he married his assistant director, Alma Reville and she was, for the rest of his life, his most important collaborator but always uncredited. Hitchcock died in California.

Leytonstone tube station carries excellent mosaics of key scenes from 17 of the films.

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Alfred Hitchcock - SW5

English Heritage Sir Alfred Hitchcock, 1899-1980, film director, lived here, ...

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Gainsborough Film Studios

Hackney owns up: "The plaque states that 'The Wicked Lady' was filmed at Gain...

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Hitchcock birds

Oh, this is so good - an ideal homage to Hitch's penchant for appearing in hi...

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Hitchcock bust

There's a suggestion in the sculpture that the face is actually a mask.

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Hitchcock mosaics 01 - The Birds, 1963

Rather than repeat information on all 17 pages we have put everything about t...

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