Was a child actor in films, including "Tiptoes"
First film as camera operator assistant
Was camera operator for London Films
Early feature credit, the photography for "As You Like It," directed by Paul Czinner
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"
Did uncredited work as director of photography (location shooting only) on "The Four Feathers"
First feature credit as co-director of photography, "The Great Mr. Handel"
Shot "additional photography" on "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp"
First feature-length film (semi-documentary) as director of photography, "Western Approaches/The Raider" (directed by Pat Jackson)
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
Won first Oscar for work on the Powell-Pressburger film "Black Narcissus"
Was director of photography for John Huston's "The African Queen"
Began directing "William Tell" starring Errol Flynn; project abandoned after a few weeks of shooting
Won acclaim and an Oscar nomination for work on King Vidor's "War and Peace"
Feature directing debut, "Intent to Kill"
Won critical praise and several accolades (including a Best Director Oscar nomination) for "Sons and Lovers," based on the D. H. Lawrence novel
Earned Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography (Color) for "Fanny"; last film as cinematographer for over a decade
Assumed direction of "Young Cassidy" when John Ford fell ill
Returned to work as director of photography on Kirk Douglas' directorial debut, "Scalawag"
Last feature as director, "The Mutation"
First TV work as cinematographer, "The Far Pavillions" (HBO) and "The Last Days of Pompeii" (ABC)
Published memoirs, <i>Magic Hour: The Life of a Cameraman</i>