Leila Wimmer

Leila Wimmer is a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the School of Computing and Digital Media.

Leila Wimmer sitting in the garden in the summer

Leila Wimmer

Leila Wimmer is a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies and author of Cross-Channel Perspectives: the French Reception of British Cinema (Peter Lang, 2009). She also holds a PhD in Film Studies from the University of Warwick and an MA from Birkbeck College. Before joining London Metropolitan University, she was part-time lecturer in Film Studies at King's College London.


  • Cinephilia and Film Criticism
  • French Cinema and French Film Cultures
  • Issues of Reception and Interpretation
  • European Stardom
She teaches on undergraduate courses covering topics including:
  • Approaches to Film and Television
  • Cinema and Television in Europe
  • The French New Wave 
  • Film Reception and Interpretation
  1. Raoul J. Levy (1922-1966), in Bill Marshall and Cristina Johnson (eds.), France and the Americas: Culture, Politics and History, Volume 1 (Santa-Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2005)
  2. "Jane Birkin: From English Rose to French Icon", in Lucy Mazdon and Catherine Wheatley (eds.), Je t'aime ... moi non plus: Franco-British Cinematic Relations (New York & Oxford: Berghahn Book, 2010), pp. 223- 236.
  3. "Sex and Violence from a Pair of Furies: The Scandal of Baise-moi", in Tanya Horeck and Tina Kendall (eds.), The New Extremism in Cinema: From France to Europe (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011), pp. 130-141.
  4. "'I Don't Have a Home': Paris Interregnum in Mauvaise Graise", in Karen MacNally (ed.), Billy Wilder, Movie-Maker: Critical Essays on the Films (Jefferson and London: McFarland & Company, 2011), pp. 161-177. 
  5. "Forever Emmanuelle: Sylvia Kristel and Soft-Core Cult Stardom", in Kate Egan and Sarah Thomas (eds.), Cult Film Stardom: Offbeat Attractions and Processes of Cultification (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), pp. 197-211.
  6. Wimmer, Leila (2014) Modernity, femininity and Hollywood fashions: women's cinephilia in 1930s French fan magazines. Film, Fashion & Consumption, 3 (1). pp. 61-76. ISSN 2044-2823
  7. Wimmer, Leila (2015) Delon/Gabin/Verneuil: modernity within tradition. In: Alain Delon: Style, Stardom, and Masculinity. Bloomsbury, New York, London, New Delhi, Sidney, pp. 75-90. ISBN 9781623567606
  8. Wimmer, Leila (2018) Parisian cinephiles and the Mac-Mahon. In: Paris in the cinema: beyond the flâneur. British Film Institute, London, pp. 113-124. ISBN 9781844578184


Dr Leila Wimmer
Senior Lecturer in Film Studies