Derek Malcolm (born 12 May 1932) is a British film critic and historian.
was educated at Eton
College and Oxford University.
He worked for several decades as a film
critic for the The Guardian
having previously been an amateur jockey
the paper's first horse racing
correspondent. In the mid-1980s he was host of The Film
, which was dedicated to art
Upon his retirement from The Guardian
in 2000, he
published his final series of articles, The Century of
, in which he shared his favourite films from around the
world. Currently he is president of the British Federation of Film
and the International Film Critics'
, and a contributor to The Evening Standard
. In 2003 he
published an autobiographical book, Family Secrets
recounts how in 1917 his father shot his mother's lover dead, but
was found not guilty of murder.