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Who is Mark Kermode's wife of 30 years, Linda Ruth Williams?

Darcy Rafter December 21, 2021
Who is Mark Kermode's wife of 30 years, Linda Ruth Williams?
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Mark Kermode has shared a snap of him and his wife Linda Ruth Williams on Twitter in celebration of their 30th wedding anniversary. Naturally, this has sparked curiosity with people who want to know more about his wife, Linda.

Mark James Patrick Kermode is an English film critic and musician from London. He is known for being the chief film critic for The Observer, and for his contributions to Sight & Sound magazine. He also presents his own BBC Four documentary and has become a household name across the nation.

Let’s explore Kermode’s family life and introduce ourselves to Linda Ruth Williams whom Mark married in 1991.

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Who is Mark Kermode’s wife?

As we previously mentioned, Mark Kermode’s wife is called Linda Ruth Williams.

Linda Williams was born on 16 April 1961 in Bristol where she also attended school before getting a degree in English from Sussex University. The scholar then went on to get a masters in Critical Theory where she earned her PhD on Lawrence, Nietzsche, Freud and Feminism.

Williams is now a Professor of Film Studies at the College of Humanities at the University of Exeter. She has previously lectured at Liverpool, Manchester, Southampton University where she tends to focus on sexuality and censorship in cinema, particularly the portrayal of women in film.

The lecturer has also published several books, including the influential Critical Desire: Psychoanalysis, the Literary Subject, The Erotic Thriller in Contemporary Cinema and Contemporary American Cinema. She writes regular columns in the British Film Institute’s Sight and Sound magazine and sometimes also speaks on the radio and podcasts which include Woman’s Hour.

Linda and Mark celebrate 30th wedding anniversary

Linda Ruth Williams and Mark Kermode have been married for 30 years and they celebrate their wedding anniversary today, 21 December.

Kermode and Williams share two children together. They have previously spoken about finding a work-life balance and getting help from Mark’s parents. Sadly, Linda’s parents both died within months of each other at around the same time their first child was born.

The happily married couple has also talked business and worked together from October to November 2004, when they curated a History of the Horror Film season and exhibition at the National Film Theatre in London.

Meet Linda Ruth Williams on Instagram

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Darcy is an experienced journalist passionate about celebrity culture and entertainment. After gaining a degree in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University she has also become a social media specialist, always keeping informed on the latest trends. With almost five years of experience in media, her expertise is analysing platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. When she's not tracking the latest trending content, she’s watching films and eating lots of chocolate.