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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 5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Poseidon Adventure
(1972)
In Which We Serve
In Which We Serve Cinematographer
(1942)
Blithe Spirit
Blithe Spirit Cinematographer
(1945)

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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)
 1940 Return to Yesterday (photography)
 1939 Come on George! (photography)
 1939 Young Man's Fancy (photography)
 1939 Cheer Boys Cheer (photography)
 1939 The Secret Four (photography)
 1939 Trouble Brewing (photography)
 1939 Let's Be Famous (photography)
 1938 The Ware Case (photography)
 1938 The Phantom Strikes (photography)
 1938 I See Ice (photography)
 1937 Keep Fit (uncredited)
 1937 Variety Hour
 1936 Radio Lover
 1935 Honours Easy
 1935 Joy Ride
 1933 Happy
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Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Ronald Neame CBE | Robert Neame | Ronnie Neame
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Personal Quote:

[on British quota quickies] Many were made in a week... one take for each scene. The cinemas ran them in the mornings to fulfill the requirement. What killed them off? Well, the Dominions started making them even cheaper, and the government simply gave up. See more »

Trivia:

Directed three 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 »

Nickname:

Ronnie

Star Sign:

Taurus

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