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Freddie Francis (1917–2007)

Freddie Francis was born on December 22, 1917 in Islington, London, England as Frederick William Francis. He was a director and cinematographer, known for The Elephant Man (1980), Glory (1989) and Cape Fear (1991). He was married to Pamela Mann and Gladys Dorrell. He died on March 17, 2007 in Isleworth, Middlesex, England. See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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 1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Last Respects (1996)
 1989 Dark Tower (as Ken Barnett)
 1977 Golden Rendezvous (additional footage, uncredited)
 1976 Star Maidens (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- The Enemy (1976)
- Hideout (1976)
- Test for Love (1976)
- Kidnap (1976)
 1975 The Ghoul
 1974 CBS Children's Film Festival (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1974 Craze
 1973-1974 The Adventures of Black Beauty (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Goodbye Beauty (1974)
- The Challenge (1973)
 1970 Trog
 1970 Girly
 1967-1969 The Saint (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1969 The Champions (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967-1968 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Who's Mad Now? (1968)
- Essay in Evil (1967)
 1968 The Intrepid Mr. Twigg (Short)
 1965 The Skull
 1965 Hysteria
 1964 Nightmare
 1963 Paranoiac
 1963 The Day of the Triffids (uncredited)
 1962 The Brain
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Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (23 credits)
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Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (18 credits)
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Interviewed in "Memories of Hammer" by Gary Svehla and Susan Svehla. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ken Barnett | Freddy Francis | Frederick Francis | Fred Francis
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Started to direct from 1962, particularly horror films for Hammer and Amicus. Accepted many assignments to make a name for himself, but regretted this later when he became somewhat typecast in the genre. However, he was a stylist who created superior visuals for several poorly written films. After reading a script, he would 'photograph the film in his mind'. One of his personal favorites among ... See more »

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