Robert Linnell is an historian, a documentarian, and a film producer whose work reflects his lifelong interest in the history of the World Wars. He has worked on projects such as McCabe and Mrs. Miller and The Wars, the adaptation of Timothy Findley's novel, and with the film production company, Nightfighters, and the federal agency, Telefilm Canada. He is an Honorary Life Member of the Director's Guild of Canada, and the recipient of a Genie Award Nomination for his family-biographical film Last Flight to Berlin. In his fifty years in film and television he has been a researcher for many Gemini nominated documentaries, has worked with many actors — Warren Beatty, Brent Carver, and Martha Henry, to name a few — and was instrumental in producing the television series Anne of Green Gables. Linnell was born in Edmonton, has lived in Vancouver, Toronto, and currently reside in London, England. He graduated with a BA from the University of British Columbia in 1965.