School of History

Dr Mark Glancy


Reader in Film History

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 8358
Room Number: ArtsTwo 4.12


I undertook my undergraduate degree at the University of Lancaster and completed an MA and PhD at the University of East Anglia. I am the founder and convenor of the Film History seminar at the Institute of Historical Research (link is external) in London, and also a frequent contributor to BBC History magazine (link is external).


Research Interests:

My latest book, Hollywood and the Americanization of Britain, from the 1920s to the present (I.B. Tauris, 2013), is a study of British audiences and the reception of Hollywood films in Britain. This reflects my longstanding interest in transatlantic perspectives on film history. My first book, When Hollywood Loved Britain (Manchester University Press, 1999) was a study of Hollywood's representation of Britain during the Second World War. My next book will be a study of the most transatlantic of all film stars, Cary Grant.

Other research interests include:

• Alfred Hitchcock
• Anglo-American relations
• American and British film audiences,
• Cinema-going in Britain and the USA
• Film culture, including film criticism and fan magazines
• Historical films
• the Hollywood studio system
• London in films
• Propaganda and the Second World Wa



Selected articles and chapters

Editorial Positions

I was the guest editor of a special issue of The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television (link is external) (volume 31, number 4, 2011) that centred on new approaches to the study of British cinema and the Second World War. I have also served as a referee for many publishers and scholarly journals. These include:

PhD Supervision

I welcome applications from candidates wishing to undertake doctoral research in the following areas:

  • Any area of film history
  • American cultural history
  • British cultural history

Current PhD Students

  • Anna Christou– Hollywood Exports the American Family: responses, audiences and contexts in post-war Britain

Current PHD Students

  • Anna Christou – Hollywood Exports the American Family: responses, audiences and contexts in post-war Britain
  • Adrian Garvey – Performance, Stardom and Agency in the Transatlantic Career of James Mason British and American Film History of the 1940/1950s