Iain Johnstone

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For the Australian-born statistician, see Iain M. Johnstone.
Iain Johnstone
Born 1943
Reading, Berkshire, England
Nationality English
Occupation Author and broadcaster

Iain Johnstone (born 1943) is an English author and broadcaster.

In April 2010, he published two books, Streep: A Life in Film a biography of Oscar winning actress Meryl Streep, and the novel Pirates of the Mediterranean.

He was for twelve years the film critic of The Sunday Times, and presenter of the Film 82, programme (when regular presenter Barry Norman briefly left the job). He was also its original producer, and produced other British TV programmes such as the BBC2 chat show Friday Night, Saturday Morning, The Frost Interview and ran the BBC's Watergate coverage.

He co-wrote the movie Fierce Creatures with John Cleese, and has made eight documentaries with Steven Spielberg, starting with The Jaws Report and including Steven and Stanley about Spielberg's collaboration with Stanley Kubrick. He has also made numerous other movie based documentaries about A Fish Called Wanda, Dustin Hoffman, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life,Superman and TV profiles of Muhammad Ali, Woody Allen, Jack Nicholson, Barbra Streisand, John Wayne and Marlon Brando.

He is a biographer of Tom Cruise and Clint Eastwood.

His daughter Sophie married the Hon. Edward John Hugh Tollemache in February 2007.[1][2] Edward is the heir apparent of Timothy Tollemache, 5th Baron Tollemache. Sophie Johnstone had a bit part in A Fish Called Wanda at the age of six and presently works in television as a researcher.[3]


  1. ^ Rhodes, Michael (2006-05-10). "Peerage News: Tollemache/Johnstone engagement". Peeragenews.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  2. ^ This Is Money (1999-11-18). "Recovery continues as Azlan goes into the black | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  3. ^ "Sophie Johnstone". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 

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