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Gilbert Taylor (I) (1914–2013)


Gilbert Taylor was born on April 21, 1914 in Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) and The Omen (1976). He was married to Dee Taylor. He died on August 23, 2013 in Newport, Isle of Wight, England. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 1984 Voyage of the Rock Aliens (as Gil Taylor)
 1984 Lassiter (as Gil Taylor)
 1983 Losin' It (as Gil Taylor)
 1981 Venom
 1981 Green Ice (director of photography)
 1980 Flash Gordon (director of photography - as Gil Taylor)
 1979 Dracula (director of photography)
 1979 Escape to Athena (director of photography - as Gil Taylor)
 1978 Breaking Up (TV Movie) (as Gil Taylor)
 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (director of photography)
 1976 The Omen (director of photography)
  The Pathfinders (TV Series) (3 episodes, 1972) (director of photography - 1 episode, 1973)
- Sweets from a Stranger (1973) ... (director of photography)
- Jonah Man (1972)
 1972 Frenzy (director of photography - as Gil Taylor)
 1971 Macbeth (as Gil Taylor)
 1969 My Partner the Ghost (TV Series) (1 episode)
- My Late Lamented Friend and Partner (1969) ... (as Gil Taylor)
 1967 The Man Outside (as Gil Taylor)
 1967 Blood Fiend (director of photography)
  The Baron (TV Series) (1 episode, 1966) (director of photography - 12 episodes, 1966 - 1967)
- The Long Long Day (1967) ... (director of photography - as Gil Taylor)
- So Dark the Night (1967) ... (director of photography - as Gil Taylor)
- Long Ago and Far Away (1967) ... (director of photography - as Gil Taylor)
- The Edge of Fear (1967) ... (director of photography - as Gil Taylor)
- Night of the Hunter (1967) ... (director of photography - as Gil Taylor)
 1966 Cul-De-Sac
 1965 The Man in a Looking Glass (TV Movie)
 1965 The Bedford Incident (director of photography)
 1965 Repulsion (director of photography)
 1964 A Hard Day's Night (director of photography)
 1964 Hide and Seek
 1960 Stop Me Before I Kill! (director of photography)
 1960 Bottoms Up (director of photography)
 1958 Ice Cold in Alex (director of photography)
 1956 Blonde Sinner
 1954 Trouble in the Glen (uncredited)
 1953 Sailor of the King (director of photography)
 1953 The Yellow Balloon (director of photography)
 1951 High Treason
 1950 Seven Days to Noon (director of photography)
 1948 The Outsider
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I am most happy to be remembered as the man who set the look for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). I wanted 'Star Wars' to have clarity because I don't think space is out of focus. See more »

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He was a founder member of the British Society of Cinematographers and won a lifetime achievement award from the organisation in 2001. See more »

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