Orson Welles

A century after his birth and with Citizen Kane (1941) voted Sight & Sound magazine’s greatest film of all time for 50 years, Orson Welles’s position as a titan of cinema is assured and he is one of the few filmmakers who is generally regarded as a true genius. An artist and innovator who worked in a variety of mediums – on stage, radio and the big and small screen – Welles consistently pushed boundaries, disregarded norms, and flouted conventions, including those of Hollywood.