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Freddie Young (I) (1902–1998)

Cinematographer with a long and distinguished career crowned with Oscars for three consecutive films directed by David Lean between 1962-1970. Awarded OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 1970. See full bio »


(age 96) in London, England, UK

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Won 3 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Lawrence of Arabia Cinematographer
Doctor Zhivago Cinematographer
You Only Live Twice Cinematographer
Ryan's Daughter Cinematographer


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 1981 Stainless Steel and Star Spies (TV Movie)
 1980 Ike: The War Years (TV Movie)
 1980 Richard's Things (director of photography)
 1980 Rough Cut
 1979 Bloodline
 1978 Stevie (director of photography)
 1977 The Man in the Iron Mask (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1976 The Blue Bird (director of photography)
 1974 Great Expectations (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1974 The Tamarind Seed (director of photography)
 1974 Love from A to Z (TV Movie)
 1974 Luther
 1972 The Asphyx
 1971 Nicholas and Alexandra (director of photography)
 1970 Ryan's Daughter (photographed by)
 1970 The Maker and the Process (TV Short)
 1969 Battle of Britain (director of photography)
 1969 Sinful Davey (director of photography)
 1967 You Only Live Twice (director of photography)
 1965 Doctor Zhivago (director of photography)
 1965 Lord Jim (as Frederick A. Young)
 1964 The 7th Dawn (as Frederick Young, photographed by)
 1962 Lawrence of Arabia (director of photography - as F.A. Young)
 1961 Loss of Innocence (as Frederick A Young, photographed by)
 1961 Hand in Hand (director of photography - as F.A. Young)
 1961 Gorgo (director of photography - as F.A. Young)
 1960/III Macbeth (TV Movie) (as F.A. Young)
 1959 Solomon and Sheba (director of photography - as Fred A. Young)
 1958 The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (director of photography - as F.A. Young)
 1958 Indiscreet (director of photography - as Frederick A. Young)
 1958 Gideon of Scotland Yard (director of photography - as Frederick A. Young)
 1958 I Accuse! (director of photography)
 1957 The Little Hut (as F.A. Young)
 1957 The Barretts of Wimpole Street (as F.A. Young)
 1956 Lust for Life (director of photography - as F.A. Young)
 1956 Invitation to the Dance (segments "Circus", "Ring Around the Rosy", as F.A. Young)
 1956 Bhowani Junction (director of photography - as F.A. Young)
 1955 Bedevilled
 1954 Betrayed (as F.A. Young)
 1953 Knights of the Round Table (director of photography - as F.A. Young)
 1953 Mogambo (director of photography - as F.A. Young)
 1953 Terror on a Train (as F.A. Young)
 1952 Ivanhoe (director of photography - as F.A. Young)
 1952 Giselle (Short)
 1951 Calling Bulldog Drummond (as F.A. Young)
 1950 Treasure Island (as F.A. Young)
 1949 Conspirator (as F.A. Young, photographed by)
 1949 Edward, My Son (as F.A. Young)
 1948 The Winslow Boy (director of photography)
 1948 Escape (as Frederick A. Young)
 1947 While I Live (director of photography - as F.A. Young)
 1947 So Well Remembered (director of photography - as Frederick A. Young)
 1946 Bedelia (as Frederick A. Young)
 1945 Caesar and Cleopatra (as F.A. Young, photography)
 1941 49th Parallel (director of photography - as Frederick Young)
 1940 Haunted Honeymoon (as F.A. Young, photography)
 1940 Blackout (as F.A. Young)
 1939 Nurse Edith Cavell (director of photography - as F.A. Young)
 1939 Goodbye, Mr. Chips (as F.A. Young, photographed by)
 1938 Queen of Destiny (as F.A. Young)
 1937 Millions (uncredited)
 1937 The Rat (as F.A. Young)
 1937 Victoria the Great (as F.A. Young)
 1937 Backstage
 1937 The Frog (as F.A. Young)
 1937 Girl in the Street (as F.A. Young)
 1936 The Show Goes On (as F.A. Young)
 1936 Two's Company
 1936 Fame
 1936 When Knights Were Bold (as F.A. Young)
 1935 Peg of Old Drury (as F.A. Young, photography)
 1934 Nell Gwyn (as F.A. Young)
 1934 Girls Please!
 1934 Runaway Queen
 1933 It's a King (as F.A. Young)
 1933 Just My Luck
 1933 A Cuckoo in the Nest (uncredited)
 1933 Trouble
 1933 Bitter Sweet (as F.A. Young)
 1932 Leap Year
 1932 Thark
 1932 Magic Night
 1931 Mischief
 1931 Venetian Nights (as F.A. Young)
 1931 The Speckled Band (as F.A. Young)
 1931 The Sport of Kings (as Fred Young)
 1930 Tons of Money
 1930 Plunder
 1930 A Warm Corner (as Fred Young)
 1930 On Approval
 1930 Die Somme: Das Grab der Millionen (as Frederick Young)
 1930 The Loves of Robert Burns (uncredited)
 1930 The W Plan
 1930 One Embarrassing Night (uncredited)
 1929 White Cargo
 1929 The Bondman
 1928 Blue Bottles (Short) (as F.A. Young)
 1928 Day-Dreams (Short)
 1928 The Tonic (Short)
 1928 Victory
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "The Work of the Motion Picture Cameraman", w/Paul Petzold.

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

F.A. Young | Fred A. Young | Freddie A. Young | Frederick A. Young | Frederick A Young | Frederick Young | Fred Young

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Invented the process of pre-exposing colour film (pre-fogging) to mute the colours. This was first used on The Deadly Affair (1967). See more »

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