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Also Known As: Died: April 22, 2009
Born: September 18, 1914 Cause of Death: age-related causes
Birth Place: Yarmouth, England, GB Profession: Cinematography ...
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1918:
Was a child actor in films, including "Tiptoes"
1928:
First film as camera operator assistant
1936:
Was camera operator for London Films
1936:
Early feature credit, the photography for "As You Like It," directed by Paul Czinner
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Debut as short film director of photography, "Rome Symphony/Sinfonia di Roma"; first of 15 films Cardiff shot for travelogue series called "World Window Productions/Fascinating Journies"
1939:
Did uncredited work as director of photography (location shooting only) on "The Four Feathers"
1942:
First feature credit as co-director of photography, "The Great Mr. Handel"
1942:
Shot "additional photography" on "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp"
1944:
First feature-length film (semi-documentary) as director of photography, "Western Approaches/The Raider" (directed by Pat Jackson)
1946:
First fiction feature as sole director of photography, "A Matter of Life and Death/Stairway to Heaven"; also first collaboration with Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
1947:
Won first Oscar for work on the Powell-Pressburger film "Black Narcissus"
1951:
Was director of photography for John Huston's "The African Queen"
1953:
Began directing "William Tell" starring Errol Flynn; project abandoned after a few weeks of shooting
1956:
Won acclaim and an Oscar nomination for work on King Vidor's "War and Peace"
1958:
Feature directing debut, "Intent to Kill"
1960:
Won critical praise and several accolades (including a Best Director Oscar nomination) for "Sons and Lovers," based on the D. H. Lawrence novel
1961:
Earned Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography (Color) for "Fanny"; last film as cinematographer for over a decade
1964:
Assumed direction of "Young Cassidy" when John Ford fell ill
1973:
Returned to work as director of photography on Kirk Douglas' directorial debut, "Scalawag"
1974:
Last feature as director, "The Mutation"
1984:
First TV work as cinematographer, "The Far Pavillions" (HBO) and "The Last Days of Pompeii" (ABC)
1996:
Published memoirs, <i>Magic Hour: The Life of a Cameraman</i>

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