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Dennis Ayling (1917–1998)

Dennis Ayling was born on June 23, 1917 in Finchley, London, England as Dennis Leslie Ayling. He was a cinematographer and director, known for Alien (1979), The Cool Mikado (1963) and Men on Wheels (1961). He died on October 24, 1998 in Ealing, London. See full bio »
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Alien Visual Effects
The Cool Mikado Cinematographer
Men on Wheels Director
9 Days in Summer Cinematographer


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 1971 Mr Tumbleweed (TV Movie)
 1970 Cucumber Castle (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1967 9 Days in Summer (Documentary) (as Denny Ayling)
 1964 Jugglers and Acrobats (Documentary short)
 1963 Money Sings (Short)
 1963 The Cool Mikado (director of Eastmancolor photography)
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 1983 Widows (TV Mini-Series) (additional photography - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... (additional photography: underpass robbery sequence - uncredited)
 1977 Gulliver's Travels (additional photography: miniatures - uncredited)
 1970 Cucumber Castle (TV Movie) (additional photography - uncredited)
 1955 The Cockleshell Heroes (second unit photography - uncredited)
 1953 Elizabeth Is Queen (Documentary) (camera operator - uncredited)
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 1961 Men on Wheels (Documentary short)
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 1979 Alien (director of photography: miniature effects - as Denys Ayling)
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 1980 The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
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Denny Ayling | Denys Ayling

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Member of the British Society of Cinematographers (BSC).

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