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Born: March 18, 1919 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: director of photography, camera assistant, camera operator

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Outstanding color cinematographer who established himself after World War II with a series of Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger films, notably the black-and-white, "Small Back Room" (1948) and the lushly colorful "The Red Sh s" (1948) and "Tales of Hoffman" (1951), and the dazzling "Arabesque" (1966).

Outstanding color cinematographer who established himself after World War II with a series of Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger films, notably the black-and-white, "Small Back Room" (1948) and the lushly colorful "The Red Sh s" (1948) and "Tales of Hoffman" (1951), and the dazzling "Arabesque" (1966).

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Worked as assistant cameraman for Gaumont British News
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Worked as Technicolor technician on all World Window travelogue shorts photographed by Jack Cardiff (see Cardiff, Jack)
1938:
First feature as camera assistant, "Drums"
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Cameraman with RAF Film Unit
1946:
Worked as 2nd unit cinematographer on "A Matter of Life and Death", first of six films made with Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
1947:
First feature as director of photography, "The End of the River"
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Wimbledon College: -

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