|Born||John Antony Durden-Smith
24 December 1941
Pinner, Middlesex, England
|Died||10 May 2007
|Occupation||filmmaker, author, journalist|
|Spouse(s)||Diana DeSimone (divorced)
Yelena Zagrevskaya (1989-2007; his death)
Jo Durden-Smith (24 December 1941 – 10 May 2007) was a British documentary film maker. His work included The Doors are Open, The Stones in the Park, Johnny Cash at St Quentin, and, later, television work Russian Godfathers on the Russian oligarchs.
His books included Who Killed George Jackson?, on the Black Panthers.
Subsequently, he lived in New York, and then Moscow. He was a columnist for The Moscow Times until 1997.
- Who Killed George Jackson?
- Sex and the Brain (1983) with Diane DeSimone
- Russia: a long-shot romance (1994)
- Mafia (2002)
- 100 most infamous criminals (2003)
- The Essence of Buddhism (2004)
- Nostradamus and Other Prophets and Seers (2005)
- John Anthony Durden-Smith.
- Levens, R.G.C., ed. (1964). Merton College Register 1900-1964. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. p. 522.