Jack Cardiff

Cinematographer, Film director

1914 – 2009

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Who was Jack Cardiff?

Jack Cardiff, OBE, BSC was a British cinematographer, director and photographer.

His career spanned the development of cinema, from silent film, through early experiments in Technicolor to filmmaking in the 21st century. He was best known for his influential colour cinematography for directors such as Powell and Pressburger, Huston and Hitchcock.

In 2000 he was awarded an OBE and in 2001 he was awarded an Honorary Oscar for his contribution to the cinema.

Jack Cardiff's work is reviewed in detail in the documentary film: Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff.

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Born
Sep 18, 1914
Great Yarmouth
Also known as
  • Jack Cardiff OBE
  • John Cardiff
  • Jack O'Lantern
  • Jack Cardiff, OBE
  • Jack Cardiff, OBE, BSC
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Nationality
  • England
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Died
Apr 22, 2009
Ely, Cambridgeshire

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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