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Mark Kermode

Outspoken, opinionated and never lost for words, Mark Kermode is the UK's leading film critic. 

He is Chief Film Critic for the Observer and on the BBC News Channel Film Review; he hosts his own podcast Kermode On Film, and has a soundtrack movie soundtrack show on Scala radio. He co-hosts Kermode & Mayo's Film Review on BBC Radio 5 Live, presents Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema on BBC2 and a has a monthly live show at the BFI Southbank, Mark Kermode Live in 3D.


Hailed by Stephen Fry as 'the finest film critic in Britain' he is the author of several books about film, most recently his memoir How Does It Feel? A Life of Musical Misadventures. 

He plays double-bass and harmonica in the Dodge Brothers, the award-winning skiffle-and-blues band who also accompany silent movies with Neil Brand. He holds two Sony Awards for his radio programmes, and the Dodge Brothers album The Sun Set was voted Blues Album of the Year 2013 by the roots music magazine Spiral Earth. With his wife Linda he co-curates the Shetland Film Festival.

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