Iain Johnstone

Television Producer, TV Producer

1943 –


Who is Iain Johnstone?

Iain Johnstone is an English author and broadcaster.

In April 2010, he published two books, Streep: A Life in Film a biography of Oscar winning actress Meryl Streep, and the novel Pirates of the Mediterranean.

He was for twelve years the film critic of The Sunday Times, and presenter of the Film 82, programme. He was also its original producer, and produced other British TV programmes such as the BBC2 chat show Friday Night, Saturday Morning, The Frost Interview and ran the BBC's Watergate coverage.

He co-wrote the movie Fierce Creatures with John Cleese, and has made eight documentaries with Steven Spielberg, starting with The Jaws Report and including Steven and Stanley about Spielberg's collaboration with Stanley Kubrick. He has also made numerous other movie based documentaries about A Fish Called Wanda, Dustin Hoffman, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life,Superman and TV profiles of Muhammad Ali, Woody Allen, Jack Nicholson, Barbra Streisand, John Wayne and Marlon Brando.

He is a biographer of Tom Cruise and Clint Eastwood.

His daughter Sophie married the Hon. Edward John Hugh Tollemache in February 2007. Edward is the heir apparent of Timothy Tollemache, 5th Baron Tollemache. Sophie Johnstone had a bit part in A Fish Called Wanda at the age of six and presently works in television as a researcher.

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

  • England

on July 23, 2013


Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:


"Iain Johnstone." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 25 Mar. 2023. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/iain_johnstone>.

Discuss this Iain Johnstone biography with the community:


    Browse Biographies.net