Gainsborough Pictures was a film studio based in Islington, London, active between 1924 and 1951. Their studios — which were purchased from Famous Players-Lasky when the American company withdrew from producing films in Britain — were demolished in 2002 and replaced by three blocks of upmarket apartments in 2004.
Gainsborough was founded in 1924 by Michael Balcon and was a sister company to the Gaumont-British Picture Corporation from 1927, with Balcon as Director of Production for both studios. Whilst Gaumont-British, based at Lime Grove Studios in Shepherd's Bush produced the 'quality' films, Gainsborough mainly produced 'B' movies and melodramas.
- The Pleasure Garden (1925)
- The Mountain Eagle (1926)
- The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)
- Downhill (1927)
- Easy Virtue (1928)
- The Lady Vanishes (1938)
- BFI Screenonline - history of Gainsborough Pictures (1924-51)
- Sparks In Electrical Jelly - Alfred Hitchcock at the Gainsborough Studios
- On Memorialising Gainsborough Studios - Pam Cook (2009)
- Internet Movie Database