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Justin Albert
Born (1965-02-19) February 19, 1965 (age 50)
Residence Wales
Nationality English/American
Occupation Director for Wales of the National Trust

Justin Thomas Albert (born 19 February 1965) is a filmmaker, television executive and the Director for Wales of the National Trust.[1][2] He is the son of lawyer Robert Alan Albert and filmmaker Revel Sarah Guest.[3] He has a degree in law from Buckingham University.

Film & Television[edit]

Documentary Film Production[edit]

Albert was a documentary filmmaker and company director of Transatlantic Films[4]. His directing and producing credits include The Great Wall, History’s Turning Points, Trailblazers, Three Gorges, a documentary on the construction of the world’s largest dam and the efforts to save antiquities from the rising waters.[5]


He was Executive Vice President at Mandalay Media Arts in Los Angeles 1999.[6] He joined Discovery Communications Digital Networks as a Vice President in 1999, and became head of production at Animal Planet in 2001. He founded West Beach Television, an independent production company, in 2003,[7] and in 2008, he became General Manager of Horse and Country TV[8].

The National Trust[edit]

Albert was appointed Director of Wales for The National Trust in 2011.[9] The National Trust is the largest volunteer conservation charity in Europe.[10] National Trust Wales is the largest landowner in Wales, and it protects numerous castles and historic buildings, thousands of acres of wilderness and farmland, and nearly one-fifth of the Welsh coastline.[11]


He has been a vice president of Hay Festival since 2005.[12] He is a trustee of Hay Castle Trust,[13] and a member of the Welsh Government Tourism Advisory Board.[14]

Personal Life[edit]

Albert married Hester Amanda Jessica Gray in 1991, whom he divorced in 1997. He married Nancy Burns Lavin, a former television executive and building preservation charity director, in 2000. They live in Wales. He has three children, Charlotte (b 27 March 1992), Oscar (b 9 March 1996) and Theodore (b 19 May 1997).[15]


External Links[edit]

Category:Living people Category:1965 births Category:Broadcasting Category:Film Category:Television Category:National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty Category:Alumni of the University of Buckingham