John Bridcut is an author and film-maker. He has published two books: 'Essential Britten' (Faber and Faber 2012) and 'Britten's Children' (Faber and Faber 2006), both available on Amazon.
He has recently produced the highly-acclaimed film 'Elizabeth at 90 – A Family Tribute' (2016), which featured the Queen and members of her family viewing her private ciné films. This, and his earlier documentary 'A Jubilee Tribute to the Queen by the Prince of Wales' (2012), are both available on DVD through Amazon.
Among his other recent films is 'Britten's Endgame', made for the centenary of Benjamin Britten in 2013 and now available on a Decca DVD, as is his award-winning 'Britten's Children' (2004). He also wrote and directed 'Requiem' (BBC Four, 2013) and 'Colin Davis in His Own Words' (BBC Four, 2013), which won the Grierson arts documentary award, as well as the gold award at the French television festival FIPA. Among other films he has directed are: 'Europe: Them and Us' (2016), 'Karajan's Magic and Myth' (2014), 'Rostropovich: The Genius of the Cello' (2011), 'Delius: Composer, Lover, Enigma' (2012), and 'The Prince and the Composer' (2011), a film about Hubert Parry by HRH The Prince of Wales (also available on DVD). His 2010 portrait, 'Elgar: The Man behind the Mask', won awards at BAFTA and at the Golden Prague TV festival.
He has also made film profiles of Vaughan Williams, Rudolf Nureyev, Prince Charles, Hillary Clinton and The Queen.