Nathalie joined the BFI in 2008 to oversee the BFI’s collections of filmmakers’ papers, scripts, posters, designs and photographs. She has written about various aspects of British cinema, including Sherlock Holmes adaptations, women and silent British cinema (with a special focus on Alma Reville, aka Mrs Alfred Hitchcock) and Ealing Studios’ publicity department. Her PhD was on Stoll studios, one of the biggest British filmmaking concerns of the early 1920s.
Her current research interests include Powell and Pressburger, women working in the film industry, marketing and publicity, and food and drink in film. Publications include chapters in The Directory of World Cinema: Britain (Intellect, 2012), British Women’s Cinema (Routledge, 2009), 39 Steps to the Genius of Hitchcock (BFI, 2012), Ealing Revisited (Palgrave/BFI, 2012) and The Hitchcock Annual Anthology (Columbia University Press, 2009).
Nathalie recently cooked Alfred Hitchcock’s Quiche Lorraine on camera for the BFI’s 39 Steps to Hitchcock project.