Charles Chaplin Research programme

Photo: David Robinson

The programme will provide a focal point for access to the considerable Chaplin related holdings in Britain including those of the bfi and a guide to other Chaplin materials in the UK and worldwide. It will develop high-level critical reassessment of Chaplin's work and in particular his relationship with this country. The bfi is delighted to have the collaboration of lifelong Chaplin researcher and biographer, David Robinson, as founding fellow and guiding light on our Chaplin projects.


Lord Richard Attenborough, patron of the bfi Charlie Chaplin Research Foundation.

Conference proceedingsConference proceedings

Reports on the 2005 Chaplin Conference, with downloadable papers delivered at the conference.

Essays and ArticlesEssays and Articles

Critical essays and new research.


Chaplin In Context a new catalogue of film relating to Chaplin's music hall roots.

The research programme also includes:


Information and updates on international Chaplin film restoration programmes.

bfi Materialsbfi Materials

A cumulative series of digitised materials held in the bfi's collections.

Enquiry formEnquiries

Advice to students and researchers working on Chaplin projects.


Guide for researchers to Chaplin resources worldwide.


Acquisition of the David Robinson research collection

NFT Retrospective

Screenings and educational activities promoting Chaplin including a retrospective at the NFT in 2007