Kate Muir is Chief Film Critic of The Times, and covers reviews and festivals for the newspaper. She also works with the campaigning group Women and Hollywood to promote women and minority directors, as well as intelligent female-centric movies. She previously worked for the Times as an arts and magazine columnist, and was a foreign features writer in New York, Paris and Washington.
Muir was born in Glasgow and studied law at university there, before completing a postgraduate journalism diploma at Cardiff University. She is the author of two non-fiction books, including a study of female soldiers, Arms and The Woman, and has written three novels: Suffragette City, Left Bank, and West Coast. She has three children and lives in north London.