Antonia Quirke

Antonia Quirke is part of the team on Film 2011 and has been a film critic for 15 years.

Starting as a trainee reporter at the radical London freesheet The Camden New Journal she went on to write about film for the Independent on Sunday and the Evening Standard. She's presented movie reviews for ITV and introduced film seasons - anything from the Surrealists to Alien flicks - on BBC Four.

Her book about the film JAWS was one of the BFI's biggest-selling titles, and her comic memoir about life as a film critic suffering from an overwhelming obsession with various male movie stars - Madame Depardieu And The Beautiful Strangers - is being developed into a film by the team behind the Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning An Education.