Professor Mark Glancy is a film historian specializing in American and British film history. He is the editorial consultant and narrator of the feature documentary Becoming Cary Grant (2017), an official selection of the Cannes Film Festival. His latest book, Cary Grant: The Making of a Hollywood Legend, was published by Oxford University Press (USA) in 2020.
Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Mark has lived in Britain for many years. He has written extensively on Anglo-American film relations, including his books When Hollywood Loved Britain (1999) and Hollywood and the Americanization of Britain (2013). He has also written widely on Alfred Hitchcock, including his book The 39 Steps: A British Film Guide (2003).
His media work includes appearances on the BBC Radio programmes Archive Hour, Back Row, Free Thinking, and Great Lives, the television documentaries 1939: Secrets of Hollywood’s Golden Year (2023) and Grace Kelly: The Missing Millions (2021), as well as many articles on film for the magazines BBC History and History Revealed.
He is Professor of Film History at Queen Mary University of London.