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Also Known As: Died: December 1, 1998
Born: October 2, 1902 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cinematography ...
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Worked briefly in a munitions factory drilling the tops of hand grenades
1917:
Entered films at age 15 working at Gaumont Studios; did a variety of jobs from sweeping the studios to developing film to cranking the camera
1918:
Worked as camera assistant
1926:
First solo credit as director of photography, "Victory 1918"
1928:
Joined Herbert Wilcox's company, British & Dominions
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Was chief director of photography for Wilcox
1935:
Initial screen collaboration with David Lean, "Escape Me Never", directed by Paul Czinner; Lean served as editor
1938:
Travelled to the USA; shot first American film, "Sixty Glorious Years" for RKO
1939:
"Nurse Edith Cavell" marked last collaboration with Wilcox
1939:
Served as director of photography on "Goodbye, Mr. Chips"
1941:
Shot "49th Parallel" for Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger; edited by Lean
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Served as a captain with British army film unit during WWII; directed training films
1946:
Shot "Caesar and Cleopatra"
1949:
Became chief cinematographer for MGM-British
1952:
Earned initial Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography for "Ivanhoe"
1956:
With Russell Harlan, shared duties as director of photography on "Lust for Life"
1959:
Left MGM to freelance
1960:
Early TV credit, the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" production of "Macbeth"; released theatrically in 1963
1962:
First of five features with David Lean as director, the epic "Lawrence of Arabia"; received first Oscar for Best Cinematography
1965:
Earned second Academy Award for his luscious work on Lean's "Doctor Zhivago"
1967:
Served as cinematographer for the James Bond film "You Only Live Twice"
1970:
Garnered third Oscar for his cinematography for "Ryan's Daughter"; final collaboration with David Lean
1971:
Received fifth and last Academy Award nomination for work on the historical epic "Nicholas and Alexandra"
1974:
Shot the NBC TV-movie "Great Expectations"
1976:
Was cinematographer on "The Blue Bird", directed by George Cukor; first joint US-USSR production
1977:
Shot the NBC TV-movie "The Man in the Iron Mask"
1979:
Served as director of photography for European locations on the ABC miniseries "Ike"; shared Emmy nomination
1985:
At age 82, directed first feature, "Arthur's Hallowed Ground"; part of producer David Puttnam's "First Love" series begun in 1983; made for British TV; received US theatrical release in 1986
1984:
Final feature credit as director of photography, "Sword of the Valiant - The Legend of Gawain and the Green Knight"

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