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See Halas, John [formerly Janos Halasz]

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Bryan, John (1911–1969), film production designer and producer, was born Eric John Bryan Pratt at 48 Cambridge Gardens, Kensington, London, on 12 August 1911, the son of Herbert George Pratt (1877–1948), who was the actor–manager and stage producer Herbert Bryan, and his wife, ...

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Jack Cardiff (1914–2009) by Muky, 1960 © The Kobal Collection

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Cardiff, Jack (1914–2009), cinematographer and film director, was born John George James Gran on 18 September 1914 at 2 Standard Place, St Peter's Road, Great Yarmouth, the second son of John Joseph Gran (1875–1939) and his wife, Florence Emily, née Crockett, both music hall artistes. ...

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Challis, Christopher George Joseph (1919–2012), cinematographer, was born on 18 March 1919 at 30 Fulham Road, Kensington, London, the son of George Christopher Challis (1888–1941), chauffeur, and his wife, Marie Antoinette, née Julien (d. 1953). After leaving King's College School, Wimbledon, he joined ...

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Dickinson, Desmond Evelyn Otho Cockburn (1902–1986), cinematographer, was born on 25 May 1902 at 9 Clifton Road, Kingston, Surrey, the son of Edgell Antonio Fitzgerald Albert Dickinson, a glove merchant's clerk, and his wife, Ethel Lily Emily Bennett. Nothing is known about his early life and education, but in 1919 he joined the ...

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Fisher, Gerald [Gerry] (1926–2014), cinematographer, was born on 23 June 1926 at 14 Waterloo Road, Lambeth, London, the son of Oliver Charles Fisher, clerk and actor, and his wife, Margaret, née Eyles. After being educated at technical school, he gained employment at ...

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Francis, Frederick William [Freddie] (1917–2007), cinematographer and film director, was born on 22 December 1917 at 32 Offord Road, Islington, London, the son of Frederick William Francis, railway worker, and later commission agent, and his wife, Mary Ann, née Wilkins. About the age of thirteen he developed an interest in photography, and when he left school at sixteen he was apprenticed to a stills photographer. However, a visit to a film studio ignited a passion for film-making and he took a job as clapper boy at ...

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Green, Guy Mervin Charles (1913–2005), cinematographer and film director, was born on 5 November 1913 at 4 Portway, Frome, Somerset, the son of Charles Frederick Green, chauffeur, and his wife, Violet Annie, née Smith. An enthusiastic filmgoer as a child, he gained his first technical experience operating his school's new film projector, and later used a contact at the film distributor to gain a job as assistant projectionist on cruise ships. Back in ...

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Greene, William Friese- (1855–1921), developer of moving pictures and photographer, was born as William Edward Green on 7 September 1855 at 68 College Street, Bristol, one of seven children of James Green (b. 1816), a metalworker and goldsmith, and his wife, Elizabeth Sage (...