Freddie Francis (1917–2007)

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During his last years at school he spent most of his time writing a thesis on 'the future of film' On leaving school he joined Gaumont British Studios at Lime Grove as an apprentice to a stills photographer for a year. He claimed this taught him more about the art of photography than any other form of training could. He then became a clapper boy ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

The Straight Story Cinematographer
(1999)
The Elephant Man Cinematographer
(1980)
Glory Cinematographer
(1989)
Cape Fear Cinematographer
(1991)

Filmography

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 1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Last Respects (1996)
 1987 Dark Tower (as Ken Barnett)
 1977 Golden Rendezvous (additional footage, uncredited)
 1976 Star Maidens (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- The Enemy (1976)
- Hideout (1976)
- Test for Love (1976)
- Kidnap (1976)
 1975 The Ghoul
 1974 CBS Children's Film Festival (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1974 Craze
 1973-1974 The Adventures of Black Beauty (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Last Charge (1974)
- Goodbye Beauty (1974)
- The Challenge (1973)
 1970 Trog
 1970 Girly
 1967-1969 The Saint (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1969 The Champions (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1968 The Intrepid Mr. Twigg (Short)
 1967-1968 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Who's Mad Now? (1968)
- Essay in Evil (1967)
 1965 The Skull
 1965 Hysteria
 1965 Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (as Freddy Francis)
 1964 The Evil of Frankenstein (directed by)
 1964 Nightmare
 1963 Paranoiac
 1963 Invasion of the Triffids (uncredited)
 1962 The Brain
Show Show Cinematographer (37 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (23 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (17 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Other Works:

Music video "Beautiful" with Jimmy Nail - DoP See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ken Barnett | Freddy Francis | Frederick Francis | Fred Francis

Spouse:

Pamela Mann  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on Michael Powell]: I adored Michael. I know all his faults...Michael loved bullying people, because he wanted them to bully him back; I've seen him have artistes in tears - but if you kicked back, it was all right. We used to have the most fantastic rows, but I always got the last word. See more »

Trivia:

Provided the Foreword for a behind-the-scenes book "Inside Hammer", by Jimmy Sangster. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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