Elected: 2019
Discipline: History, Theory and Practice of the Creative and Performing Arts
Dr Mark Cousins FRSE

Filmmaker, writer, historian and curator.

Dr Mark Cousins is an Irish-Scottish filmmaker and author. His films have won the Prix Italia, a Peabody and the Stanley Kubrick Award. He has filmed in Iraq, Sarajevo during the siege, Iran and across Asia. He is Honorary Professor of Film at the University of Glasgow. His books include ‘The Faber Book of Documentary’ and ‘The Story of Looking’. Mark is a patron of the Edinburgh International Film Festival and has work with Michael Moore, Jane Fonda and Tilda Swinton. His themes are looking, cities, cinema, childhood and recovery.