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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)
 1936 Radio Lover
 1935 Honours Easy
 1935 Joy Ride
 1933 Happy
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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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I was never comfortable in the limelight. I am the first to admit some of my recent films have been among my weakest, but that is the fault of changes in the industry. It wasn't in my temperament to retire as David Lean did for such a lengthy period. I remain the determined optimist, hopeful that my brand of small, character study portraits will eventually come back into favor. See more »


In 2003, the British Film Institute called him "a living embodiment" of cinema, and "a sort of one-man world heritage site". See more »



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