This website would not have been possible without the kind cooperation of Rosalind Knight who has provided a great deal of information about her father's life and career. I would like to thank her for allowing me access to her great scrapbook of Esmond's achievements, for lending photographs and other documents, and most of all for sharing her personal memories.

Thanks also to:

Roberta Hazan - Archivist at St Dustan's, for research and photographs -
Steve Crook - Expert on the films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressberger -
Klaus Marx - Archivist and former Headmaster of Willington School
Niels Nielson - Assistant Chief Medical officer, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykyavik, Iceland
John Tyrie - Friend of the Knight family
Simon Coward - for welcome corrections and additions to the listing of Esmond's TV appearances
Thor Whitehead - Icelandic historian
Rob Wilton - of Rob Wilton Theatricalia for supplying photographs and theatre programmes
Matthew Lloyd - for information about the King's Theatre, Hammersmith -
The British Film Institute - for supplying photographs -
Richmond Public Library - for information about Esmond's birthplace
Tony Lee - for information about Esmond's This is Your Life appearance

Published Sources:

BARRETT, Wilson: On Stage For Notes (William Blackwood 1954)
GLASIER, Phillip: As The Falcon Her Bells (William Heinemann 1963)
HOLDEN, Anthony: Olivier (Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1988)
KENNEDY, Ludovic: Pursuit - The Sinking of the Bismarck (Collins 1974)
KNIGHT, Captain C.W.R.: The Book of the Golden Eagle (Hodder & Stoughton 1927)
KNIGHT, Captain C.W.R.: All British Eagle (Hodder & Stoughton 1943)
KNIGHT, Esmond: Seeking the Bubble (Hutchinson 1943)
MACNAGHTEN, Angus: Vigil in Iceland (Chas. Luff & Co. 1977)
MULLENHEIM-RECHBERG, Burkard Baron von: Battleship Bismarck - A Survivor's Story (Naval Institute Press 1980)
PERTWEE, Jon: Moon Boots and Dinner Suits (Elmtree Books / Hamish Hamilton 1984)
POWELL, Michael: A Life in Movies - An Autobiography (Alfred A Knopf 1987)
REDGRAVE, Vanessa: An Autobiography (Hutchinson 1991)
SPOTTO, Donald:
The Dark Side of Genius - The Life of Alfred Hitchcock (Collins 1983)
STRONG, Patience: Dr Anonymous (The Covenant Publishing Company 1967)

Additional Sources:

The Times: Letter to the Editor from Roland Hardless (5th May 1987)
The Times: Obituary - Mr Esmond Knight (26th February 1987)
The Daily Telegraph: Obituary - Mr Esmond Knight (26th February 1987)
The Times: Obituary - Major V. Nesfield (2nd February 1972)
The Independent: Obituary - Nora Swinburne (16th May 2000)

This site was officially launched on what would have been Esmond Knight's 99th birthday - 4th May 2005. it is a non-profit making venture and has been created purely in appreciation of the life and work of Esmond Knight. Copyright has been sought wherever the source of images and documents is known. Other sources from internet research are less clear and if any copyright material has been reproduced unknowingly, do please report to the website administrator by clicking here: Acknowledgments and copyright