The Extraordinary Collector

Filmed and directed

I made four in this series of half hour documentaries with high-end London based art and antique collector Gordon Watson who has exclusive access into a world of wealthy and titled collectors. Included are Lords Rothschild and Cholmondeley, Marion Lambert and Anita Zabludowicz.


Radio Times (episode title: The £15M Auction) – This week’s programme is kinder to art dealer Gordon Watson, who comes into focus fascinatingly. As he chases his quarry – a contemporary painting here, a period lamp there – he shares the thrill of the hunt at an auction. “Selling is just a facility in order to be able to buy things,” he explains; it’s all about cash flow.

TX: March 2016