Orson Welles

"A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet."

Orson welles

Director and actor, trailblazer in stage, radio, and television, above all else Orson Welles is a monumental figure in the history and development of cinema. His array of convention-defying innovations continually expanded and reshaped the Hollywood envelope, with his Citizen Kane, perenially voted among the greatest films of all time - its dramatic highs underpinned by a dazzling array of technical and formal invention.  

But Welles' enormous legacy goes far beyond his most famous picture. Explore his films here.

Not sure where to start? Here's Samuel Wigley with our guide.