Anthony Asquith (November 9, 1902 - February 20, 1968) was a respected British film director.
Born in London, he was the son of Herbert Henry Asquith, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during World War I, and Margot Asquith. Within his family he was known as 'Puffin'.
His first highly successful film was his co-direction of a version of the George Bernard Shaw play Pygmalion in 1938, which featured Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller.
His later films included The Winslow Boy (1948), The Browning Version 1951), and The Importance of Being Earnest (1952). The last two starred Michael Redgrave. All three have been remade more recently.
Asquith died from lymphoma at the age of 66.