Antony Thomas

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Antony Thomas
Antony Thomas, May 2011 (cropped).jpg
Thomas at the 70th Annual Peabody Awards
Born (1940-07-26) 26 July 1940 (age 79)
OccupationFilmmaker, director, author
Years active1963–present

Antony Thomas (born 26 July 1940) is an English documentary filmmaker, 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). In 1982 Thomas and journalist David Fanning produced Frank Terpil: Confessions of a Dangerous Man,[3] which won the Emmy Award for best investigative documentary.

On 14 June 2010[4] the documentary film For Neda, made by Thomas with the help of Saeed Kamali Dehghan, on the death of Iranian demonstrator Neda Agha-Soltan, was released. Kamali Dehghan secretly filmed Neda's family and obtained footage of her life and death for the HBO documentary.[5] 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, UK. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  2. ^ Finn, Robin. COVER STORY; Want Pathos, Pain and Courage? Get Real, The New York Times; accessed 27 July 2016.
  3. ^ 'Frank Terpil: Confessions of a Dangerous Man, video on YouTube, 28'
  4. ^ Kamali Dehghan, Saeed (4 June 2010). "How I secretly filmed the For Neda documentary". The Guardian. London, UK. Retrieved 12 June 2010.
  5. ^ 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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