Arthur Ibbetson


Director Of Photography

Biography

Cinematographer of several major international productions from the 1960s through the 80s.

Filmography

 

Cinematography (Feature Film)

Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (1987)
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Babes in Toyland (1986)
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Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)
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The Bounty (1984)
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Witness for the Prosecution (1982)
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Hopscotch (1980)
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Nothing Personal (1980)
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Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980)
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The Prisoner of Zenda (1979)
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The Medusa Touch (1978)
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All Things Bright And Beautiful (1978)
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The Railway Children (1978)
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A Little Night Music (1977)
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Spectre (1977)
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The Sell Out (1976)
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It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet (1975)
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Out of Season (1975)
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11 Harrowhouse (1974)
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Brief Encounter (1974)
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A Doll's House (1973)
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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
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When Eight Bells Toll (1971)
Photography
The Walking Stick (1970)
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Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
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Where Eagles Dare (1969)
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A Matter of Innocence (1968)
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Inspector Clouseau (1968)
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A Countess From Hong Kong (1967)
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The Fighting Prince of Donegal (1966)
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The Wild Affair (1966)
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Gypsy Girl (1966)
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Die! Die! My Darling! (1965)
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The Chalk Garden (1964)
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Murder at the Gallop (1963)
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Nine Hours to Rama (1963)
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I Could Go On Singing (1963)
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Lisa (1962)
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Whistle Down the Wind (1962)
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There Was a Crooked Man (1962)
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The League of Gentlemen (1961)
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The Canadians (1961)
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Tunes of Glory (1960)
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The Angry Silence (1960)
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The Bridal Path (1959)
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The Horse's Mouth (1958)
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The Key (1958)
Camera Operator
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)
Camera Operator
A Farewell to Arms (1957)
Camera Operator
The Man Who Never Was (1956)
Camera Operator
Moby Dick (1956)
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Fire over Africa (1954)
Camera Operator
Decameron Nights (1953)
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Melba (1953)
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Island of Desire (1952)
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Treasure Island (1950)
Loc Camera op
Great Day (1946)
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Hotel Reserve (1945)
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Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)

Master of the Game (1984)
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Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)
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Life Events

1944

Worked as a camera assistant and operator

1952

Feature debut as cinematographer, "Saturday Island"

1958

Served as a camera operator for Carol Reed's "The Key"

1971

Served as director of photography on the landmark children's feature "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"

1972

First TV miniseries, credited as director of photography, "Frankenstein: The True Story"

1974

TV-movie debut, "Brief Encounter"

Videos

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League Of Gentlemen, The (1960) - The Liquor IS Genuine Assembling in London's famous Cafe Royal after getting mysterious invitations promising profits, Bryan Forbes (who wrote the screenplay), Terence Alexander, Richard Attenborough, Roger Livesey, Kieron Moore and Norman Bird begin appraising each other, before Jack Hawkins begins to explain, Nigel Patrick arriving late, in the celebrated heist yarn The League Of Gentlemen, 1960.
League Of Gentlemen, The (1960) - You've Had Callers During director Basil Dearden’s introductions of his troupe of complicated heroes, we meet Roger Livesey as, it seems, a London minister, receiving one of the packages from the ringleader (Jack Hawkins) and dealing with Marie Burke. his landlady, early in The League Of Gentlemen, 1960.
League Of Gentlemen, The (1960) - You're All Crooks Upon assembly of the band, mastermind Hyde (Jack Hawkins) reveals the military and criminal backgrounds of Roger Livesey, Richard Attenborough, Bryan Forbes (also the screenwriter), Nigel Patrick, Kieron Moore and Terence Alexander, in The League Of Gentlemen, 1960, directed by Basil Dearden.
League Of Gentlemen, The (1960) - People Are Greedy By way of introducing Richard Attenborough, as mechanic-type Lexy, at a shop in Queens’ Gate Place Mews, visited by his (uncredited) dad and a bird, confirmed as part of the scheme by the paperback in his drawer, in director Basil Dearden’s beloved caper The League Of Gentlemen, 1960.
Tunes of Glory (1960) - The Colonel's Here! The new commanding officer of a Scottish regiment, Colonel Barrow (John Mills), arrives early, interrupting the farewell party for acting-Colonel Jock Sinclair (Alec Guinness) in director Ronald Neame's Tunes of Glory, 1960.
Tunes Of Glory (1960) - Opening, Miss Sinclair With exteriors from the real Stirling Castle on Scotland's River Forth, Susannah York (in her official debut, as "Morag") navigates around her father Col. Sinclair (Alec Guinness) and his celebrating troops in the opening to Ronald Neame's Tunes of Glory, 1960.
Wild Affair, The (1963) - I Had My Eye On Frankenstein From producer Ray Stark, working in the U-K with his own Seven Arts firm, clever end of the credits introduces his discovery Nancy Kwan as Marjorie, Bessie Love her mom and Donald Churchill as her hung-over fiancè, in the unsuccessful but edgy comedy The Wild Affair, 1963, from writer-director John Krish.
Wild Affair, The (1963) - First Class Sex Maniac At her London cosmetics firm, conflicted Margie (Nancy Kwan), on the eve of her wedding and the office Christmas party, greets friend Mavis (Betty Marsden), boss Terry-Thomas (in maybe his only picture with no mustache!), nasty under-boss Tiny (Paul Whitsun-Jones) and gofer Bone (Bernard Adams), in The Wild Affair, 1963.
Wild Affair, The (1963) - The Vampire Look Lecher-ey cosmetics firm boss Deane (Terry-Thomas with NO mustache!), fussy stylist Quentin (Victor Spinetti) and visiting sales ace Craig (Jimmy Logan) all show sudden interest in staffer Marjorie (Nancy Kwan), her wedding and the Christmas party imminent, and whose mirror-based alter-ego happens to match the hot new look, in The Wild Affair, 1963.
Tunes Of Glory (1960) - You Ignorant Men! Acting Col. Sinclair (Alec Guinness) announces to his officers that he's being replaced, drawing comment from Simpson (Allan Cuthbertson) et al in Tunes of Glory, from James Kennaway's novel and screenplay.
Horse's Mouth, The (1958) - The Old Dreadnought Painter Gulley Jimson (Alec Guinness) and ally Cookie (Kay Walsh) drop in on his crafty ex-wife Sarah (Renee Houston) in The Horse's Mouth, 1958, from Guinness' own screenplay.
Horse's Mouth, The (1958) - Opening: Locked Out Opening credits followed by grumpy painter Gulley Jimson (Alec Guiness) being released from jail, not pleased to be met by admirer Nosey (Mike Morgan), in The Horse's Mouth 1958, from Guinness' own screenplay.

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