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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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Interviewed in "Memories of Hammer" by Gary Svehla and Susan Svehla. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 4 Articles | See more »

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Ken Barnett | Freddy Francis | Frederick Francis | Fred Francis
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[on Peter Cushing]: I think Peter is absolutely wonderful - there is not an actor in the world who can speak rubbish like Peter and make it sound real.

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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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