Gerry Turpin

Director Of Photography


Noted British cinematographer who shot his first film in the 1964 and gain prominence for his work with directors Bryan Forbes ("Seance on a Wet Afternoon" 1964 and "The Whisperers" 1966) and Richard Attenborough (the colorful WWI satire, "Oh What a Lovely War" (1969) and the film biography, "Young Winston" (1972).

Life Events


First film as camera operator, "Naked Truth"


Worked as camera operator on "Peeping Tom"


First film as director of photography, "Seance on a Wet Afternoon"


Last film for over 10 years, "The Last of Sheila"


Made one-shot return to features as cinematographer for "The Doctor and the Devils"P


Movie Clip

Ring-A-Ding Rhythm (a.k.a. It’s Trad, Dad!) (1962) Gary U.S. Bonds, Seven Day Weekend Compromised by editing but a not-bad delivery by American Gary U.S. Bonds of his solid (charted at #27) follow-up to his hit Quarter To Three, in the British rock’n’roll variety vehicle from producer Milton Subotsky, Ring-A-Ding Rhythm (a.k.a. “It’s Trad, Dad”), 1962.
Ring-A-Ding Rhythm (a.k.a. It's Trad, Dad!) (1962) - Something New From Gene Vincent Brit pop stars Helen Shapiro and Craig Douglas, kind-of playing themselves, are looking to defend their local pop music scene when American director Richard Lester (who would direct John Lennon and The Beatles in A Hard Day's Night, 1964) breaks a bunch of walls to set up a muscular bit by Lennon's favorite singer, Virginia-born rockabilly Gene Vincent, in Ring-A-Ding Rhythm (a.k.a. It's Trad, Dad!), 1962.
Ring-A-Ding Rhythm (a.k.a. It's Trad, Dad!) (1962) - Creeping Jazz-ism Just for a moment suggesting an art film, director Richard Lester opens the movie that got him the job directing The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night, American transplant producer Milton Subotsky's Brit-pop music showcase Ring-A-Ding Rhythm (a.k.a. It's Trad, Dad!), 1962.
Ring-A-Ding Rhythm (a.k.a. It's Trad, Dad!) - Del Shannon (You Never Talked About Me) One of several American rockers introduced in cabaret, with Richard Lester directing shortly before he made A Hard Day's Night for The Beatles, a sweaty Del Shannon (the camera zooming into ECU) with a decent Doc Pomus song, which did not chart, in producer Milton Subotsky's Ring-A-Ding Rhythm (a.k.a. It's Trad, Dad!), 1962.
Seance On A Wet Afternoon (1964) - Last Minute Doubts Cryptic conversation, deranged medium Myra (Kim Stanley) with husband Billy (Richard Attenborough, who also produced) involving their dead son and a barely revealed scheme to enhance their circumstances, early in director Bryan Forbes' Seance On A Wet Afternoon, 1964.
Seance On A Wet Afternoon (1964) - See You In A Tick Director Bryan Forbes looks to be having a good time, shooting and editing his producer and star Richard Attenborough, as Londoner Billy, manipulated by his mentally ill wife into kidnapping affluent Amanda (Judith Donner) in a scheme to prove her powers as a psychic, in Seance On A Wet Afternoon, 1964.
Seance On A Wet Afternoon (1964) - It's A Young Face Opening sequence, director Bryan Forbes presents medium Myra (Kim Stanley) at work, her husband Billy (Richard Attenborough, also the producer) not seen, camera by Gerry Turpin, on location in London's Wimbledon district, in Seance On A Wet Afternoon, 1964.
Young Winston (1972) - My American Mother First Simon Ward as the young adult, then Russell Lewis as juvenile Winston Churchill, introducing his mother Jennie (Anne Bancroft) and father Randolph (Robert Shaw), in Richard Attenborough's Young Winston, 1972.
Young Winston (1972) - My Early Life Beginning with the title of the source volume, young Winston Churchill (voiced and portrayed by Simon Ward), begins his narrative of the Northwest Frontier of India, opening Richard Attenborough's Young Winston, 1972.
Oh! What A Lovely War (1969) - Ready For The Shot The historical fantasy opening from the first movie directed by Richard Attenborough, Ralph Richardson as the British foreign secretary, Meriel Forbes his wife, Ian Holm the French president, John Gielgud the Austrian foreign minister, Kenneth More the Kaiser, Paul Daneman the Czar, many others, in the sprawling WWI farce Oh! What A Lovely War, 1969.
Oh! What A Lovely War (1969) - These French Generals Director Richard Attenborough's comic fantasy proceeds, from the music hall at Brighton to France for cameos by Michael Redgrave and Laurence Olivier as bully Brit generals, back to the beach where men of the Smith family, John Rae as grandpa, shoot their way to the front, in Oh! What A Lovely War, 1969.
Morgan: A Suitable Case For Treatment (1966) - Lowland Gorilla Title character David Warner, introduced through expert commentary at the zoo, arrives at his west London home and catches wife Leonie (Vanessa Redgrave) headed for her divorce hearing, opening Karel Reisz's Morgan: A Suitable Case For Treatment, 1966.