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Jack Hildyard (1908–1990)

Jack Hildyard was born on March 17, 1908 in London, England. He is known for his work on The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), The Message (1976) and Casino Royale (1967). He died in September 1990 in London. See full bio »


(age 82) in London, England, UK

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The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Message
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Casino Royale
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 1985 Florence Nightingale (TV Movie)
 1984 Ellis Island (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1984)
- Episode #1.2 (1984)
- Episode #1.1 (1984)
 1978 The Wild Geese (photographed by)
 1976 Al-risâlah
 1976 Not Now, Comrade (photographed by)
 1976 Beauty and the Beast (TV Movie)
 1976 Emily
 1976 The Message
 1974 The Beast Must Die (director of photography)
 1974 Mousey (TV Movie)
 1974 The Last Chapter (Short)
 1973 Mafia Junction (director of photography)
 1971 Puppet on a Chain (photographed by)
 1969 Topaz (director of photography)
 1969 Hard Contract
 1968 Villa Rides (director of photography)
 1967 The Long Duel (director of photography)
 1967 Casino Royale (director of photography)
 1966 Modesty Blaise (director of photography)
 1965 Battle of the Bulge (director of photography)
 1964 Circus World (director of photography)
 1963 Cleopatra (uncredited)
 1963 55 Days at Peking (director of photography)
 1963 The V.I.P.s
 1959 Jet Storm
 1959 The Devil's Disciple (director of photography)
 1959 The Journey (photographed by)
 1958 Another Time, Another Place (director of photography)
 1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai (director of photography)
 1956 Anastasia (director of photography)
 1956 Charley Moon
 1955 The Deep Blue Sea (director of photography)
 1955 Summertime
 1954 Hobson's Choice (photographed by)
 1953 The Heart of the Matter (director of photography)
 1951 Hotel Sahara
 1950 The Dancing Fleece (Short) (photography)
 1948 Sleeping Car to Trieste (director of photography)
 1948 Vice Versa
 1946 Secret Flight
 1945 Caesar and Cleopatra (photography)
 1944 Henry V (uncredited)
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Distinguished British cinematographer, in films from 1932 as a clapper boy at Elstree. One of the founding members of the BSC and recipient of the British Society of Cinematographers Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990. Worked several times with David Lean, winning an Oscar and a BSC Award for The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957). See more »

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