George Banfield

George Banfield (1888–1963)[1] was a British film producer and director. He first entered the film industry in 1908. During the mid-1920s he began producing series of short films during the Slump of 1924. In 1926 he formed a new company British Filmcraft, and bought Walthamstow Studios.[2] The company produced a large number of shorts, and four feature films but did not make the transition from silent to sound films. He is sometimes credited as George J. Banfield.

George Banfield
Born7 December 1888
Hackney, England
Died10 June 1963 (1963-06-11) (aged 74)
Nice, France
Other namesGeorge J. Banfield
OccupationFilm director, film producer
Years active1908–29

Selected filmography



  1. "George J. Banfield"", BFI.
  2. Low p.196-197


  • Low, Rachel. The History of British Film: Volume IV, 1918–1929. Routledge, 1997.

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