My history hero: Alfred Hitchcock (1899–1980)
Photographer David Bailey explains why he admires a 20th-century filmmaker
Alfred Hitchcock (1899–1980) was arguably the greatest filmmaker to emerge from the British Isles. Born in London, ‘Hitch’ made his name directing British films like The 39 Steps, pioneering many of the techniques used in modern movies. In 1939 he moved to Hollywood and made a string of acclaimed films including classics like Rear Window, North by Northwest and Psycho. He famously had cameos in most of his films.