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Freddie Francis (1917–2007)

During his last years at school he spent most of his time writing a thesis on 'the future of film' On leaving school he joined Gaumont British Studios at Lime Grove as an apprentice to a stills photographer for a year. He claimed this taught him more about the art of photography than any other form of training could. He then became a clapper boy ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Elephant Man
The Elephant Man Cinematographer
(1980)
Glory
Glory Cinematographer
(1989)
Cape Fear
Cape Fear Cinematographer
(1991)
Dune
Dune Cinematographer
(1984)

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Other Works:

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

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ken Barnett | Freddy Francis | Frederick Francis | Fred Francis
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Personal Quote:

[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. See more »

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Directed Peter Cushing 8 times. See more »

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Capricorn

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