Antony Thomas

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Antony Thomas
Born (1940-07-26) 26 July 1940 (age 74)
Calcutta, India
Occupation Film maker, Director, Author
Years active 1963–present

Antony Thomas (born 26 July 1940) is an English documentary film maker, director and author who has made films for, among others, Channel 4,[1] the BBC and HBO.[2]


Thomas was born in India. When he was six years old, he moved to South Africa. He moved again to England in 1967, where he has written, directed and produced 40 major documentaries and dramas, including Death of a Princess (1980).

Monday, 14 June 2010,[3] saw the public release date of the documentary film For Neda, made by Thomas with the help of Saeed Kamali Dehghan, on the death of Iranian demonstrator Neda Agha-Soltan. Kamali Dehghan secretly filmed Neda's family and obtained footage of her life and death for the HBO documentary.[4]

In late February 2014, the documentary Secrets of the Vatican directed by Thomas was aired on PBS as part of the Frontline series.


  1. ^ Wollaston, Sam (15 July 2008). "Last night's TV: The Qu'ran". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2009-05-03. 
  2. ^ Finn, Robin. COVER STORY; Want Pathos, Pain and Courage? Get Real, The New York Times, 2001-04-15.
  3. ^ Kamali Dehghan, Saeed (4 June 2010). "How I secretly filmed the For Neda documentary". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 12 June 2010. 
  4. ^ Kamali Dehghan, Saeed (11 June 2010). "Neda Agha-Soltan: "She is dead but regime is still afraid of her"". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 12 June 2010. 

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