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Ronald Neame (1911–2010)

A British filmmaker who, over the years, worked as assistant director, cinematographer, producer, writer and ultimately director, Ronald Neame was born on April 23, 1911. His father, Elwin Neame, was a film director and his mother, Ivy Close, was a film star. During the 1920s, he started working at famous Elstree Studios. One of his first jobs was... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 1945 Blithe Spirit (photographed in Technicolor by)
 1944 This Happy Breed (photographed by)
 1942 In Which We Serve (photographed by)
 1942 One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (photographer)
 1941 Major Barbara (photographed by)
 1940 Saloon Bar
 1940 To Hell with Hitler (photography)
 1939 Trouble Brewing (photography)
 1938 The Ware Case
 1938 The Phantom Strikes (photography)
 1938 I See Ice (photography)
 1937 Keep Fit (uncredited)
 1937 Variety Hour (Short)
 1936 Radio Lover
 1935 Honours Easy
 1935 Joy Ride
 1933 Happy
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Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (4 credits)
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Other Works:

Wrote the foreword for "Principal Characters: Film Players Out of Frame", by Christopher Neame (Scarecrow Press, 2005)

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1 Print Biography | 11 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ronald Neame CBE | Robert Neame | Ronnie Neame

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[About the early 40s] At that time everybody was asking why it was that America could shoot 20 setups a day and in England we seemed to only manage about nine? It was partly union problems - too many cups of tea in the afternoon - but it was also equipment. We were very, very short of cameras. See more »


Directed 3 actresses to Oscar nominations: Edith Evans (Best Supporting Actress, The Chalk Garden (1964)), Maggie Smith (Best Actress, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)), and Shelley Winters (Best Supporting Actress, The Poseidon Adventure (1972)). Smith won an Academy Award for her performance. See more »



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