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Also Known As: Died: March 17, 2007
Born: December 22, 1917 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cinematography ...
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1932:
Began career as apprentice to still photographer
1934:
Hired as a clapper boy at British International Pictures
1936:
Joined Gaumont-British as clapper loader
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Moved to Pinewood studios as camera assistant
1939:
Served in the British Army; was a member of the Army Kinematographic Unit
1947:
Began as camera operator with "The Macomber Affair"
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First worked under John Huston on "Moulin Rouge" (1953) and "Beat the Devil" (1954)
1956:
Won attention for his second unit photography of "Moby Dick", directed by Huston
1956:
First film as director of photography "Hell in Korea"
1958:
First screen collaboration with Jack Clayton, "Room at the Top"
1960:
Won first Academy Award for his cinematography on "Sons and Lovers"
1962:
Directed first feature "Two and Two Make Six"
1963:
Helmed episodes of the syndicated series "The Saint"
1980:
Returned to working as a director of photography on David Lynch's "The Elephant Man"
1982:
Served as cinematographer on the NBC drama "The Executioner's Song"; film was released theatrically in Europe
1989:
Earned second Best Cinematography Oscar for "Glory"
1991:
Shot remake of "Cape Fear", directed by Martin Scorsese
1996:
Directed "Last Respects" episode of the HBO series "Tales From the Crypt"
1999:
Served as director of photography on "The Straight Story", directed by David Lynch

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