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Born: November 22, 1915 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Middlesex, England, GB Profession: Cinematography ...
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Began working as a projectionist while in school
1932:
Dropped out of school at age 16; found work as unpaid assistant/apprentice at Wembley Studios; first films "Born Lucky" and "After Dark"
1934:
When Wembley closed, moved to BIP Studios as clapper boy
1935:
Returned to Wembley when it reopened; became camera assistant
1935:
First features as camera assitant/operator include "Smith's Wives", "Old Roses" and "Blue Smoke"
1938:
Worked at BIP and Pinewood Studios as an assistant cameraman and later cameraman
1940:
Served in Royal Air Force during WWII
1946:
Signed to three-year contract as camera operator with Independent Producers, based at Pinewood Studios
1949:
Shot first feature, "Golden Salamander", directed by Ronald Neame
1952:
First collaboration with director John Huston, "Moulin Rouge"
1953:
Hired by producer David O Selznick to oversee close-up photography on "Indiscretion of an American Wife/Stazione termini", starring Selznick's wfe Jennifer Jones
1958:
First collaboration with Carol Reed "The Key"
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Served as cinematographer for two Tony Richardson films, "Look Back in Anger" and "The Entertainer"
1965:
Shot Sidney Lumet's "The Hill"
1966:
First musical feature "Stop the World-I Want to Get Off"
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Worked as lecturer at the London Film School in the 1970s
1971:
Won Oscar for Cinematography for "Fiddler on the Roof"
1974:
Sole television credit, photography on "Dracula", directed by Dan Curtis
1975:
Final film with John Huston, "The Man Who Would Be King"
1980:
Last film with Sidney Lumet "Just Tell Me What You Want"
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Final films as cinematographer "The Great Muppet Caper" and "The Dark Crystal", directed by Jim Henson

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