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Alex Thomson (I) (1929–2007)

Alex Thomson entered the film industry in 1946. He worked as regular camera operator to Nicolas Roeg in the 1960s before becoming a director of photography in 1968. His career suffered a hiatus in the mid 1970s when he was injured after falling off a camera rostrum on the set of Jesus Christ Superstar (1973). He was nominated for an Oscar in 1982 ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Hamlet
Hamlet Cinematographer
(1996)
Legend
Legend Cinematographer
(1985)
Excalibur
Excalibur Cinematographer
(1981)
Superman
Superman Camera and Electrical Department
(1978)

Filmography

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 2004 Der letzte Flug (Short)
 2003 Listening (Short)
 1999 The Troop (Short)
 1996 Hamlet
 1994 Black Beauty (director of photography)
 1993 Demolition Man (director of photography)
 1993 Cliffhanger (director of photography)
 1992 Alien³ (director of photography)
 1990 Mr. Destiny
 1990 The Krays (director of photography)
 1990 Wings of Fame
 1989 The Rachel Papers (lighting cameraman)
 1989 Leviathan (director of photography)
 1988 High Spirits (director of photography)
 1988 Track 29 (director of photography)
 1987 The Sicilian
 1986 Duet for One
 1986 Labyrinth
 1986 Raw Deal
 1985 Legend (director of photography)
 1985 Year of the Dragon (photographed by)
 1983 The Keep (director of photography)
 1983 Eureka (director of photography)
 1981 Skokie (TV Movie)
 1981 The Last of Linda Cleer (Short)
 1981 Excalibur
 1980 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Gold Bug (1980) ... (as Alex Thompson)
 1979 Game for Vultures (director of photography)
 1978 The Class of Miss MacMichael (photographed by)
 1978 The Cat and the Canary (photographer)
 1978 Rosie Dixon - Night Nurse (director of photography)
 1973 The Going Up of David Lev (TV Movie)
 1972 Fear Is the Key (director of photography)
 1972 Raw Meat (director of photography)
 1972 Dr. Phibes Rises Again (director of photography)
 1972 LHR (Short)
 1970 The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (director of photography)
 1969/I Alfred the Great
 1968 The Strange Affair (photography)
 1967 Ervinka (as Alexander Thompson)
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Alternate Names:

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Was a member of the British Society of Cinematographers (BSC). Served as President from 1980 to 1982. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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