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Born: June 3, 1929 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Walthamstow, England, GB Profession: Cinematography ...


Williams served as president of the British Society of Cinematographers.

"I think that I had a certain sense of adventure about my work, I didn't feel restricted about the way things had been done by my predecessors, who were studio cinematographers with many years of experience working on sets. . . . I didn't feel myself restricted by too many conventions. I was prepared to have a go. And that's where commercials were invaluable because I had done a lot of fooling around and practicing, if you like, there. So when I came on to features I was quite well prepared technically but not in a conventional sense."--Williams quoted in "Masters of Light: Conversations With Contemporary Photographers" by Dennis Schaefer and Larry Salvato (CA: University of California Press, 1984)

In addition to "Gandhi" (for which he won an Oscar), Williams was also nominated for Best Cinematography Oscars in 1970 for "Women in Love" and 1981 for "On Golden Pond".

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