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Birth NameMurray Duncan Close

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Working for Stanley Kubrick on 'The Shining' in 1978 was the beginning of an illustrious career that has lasted for over 35 years and continues to this day. It was over the course of these three years that Murray Close worked with Kubrick that Stanley's sense of composition and style influenced his work from then on. Forging a career as a renowned stills and specialist photographer, Close established very early on strong links within the film industry and became first call to esteemed directors and filmmakers.

These early ties with Warner Bros. lead to collaborations with Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg and Close relocated to Los Angeles in 1989. It was during this time that he worked on films such as 'Jurassic Park' and 'Mission Impossible', creating some of cinema's most iconic images. In 2003 Close was invited back to London by Alfonso Cuarón to contribute to 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' and two subsequent Harry Potter productions.

Quick to notice Close's skills on franchise movies, Lionsgate invited him to collaborate on the entire 'Hunger Games' films in 2011. Most recently Close has been working with the Wachowski's on the groundbreaking Netflix series, 'Sense8' and was reunited with 'Hunger Games' director, Gary Ross for 'Free State of Jones' in 2015.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Osopolar

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