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Denys N. Coop (1920–1981)

Denys N. Coop was born on July 20, 1920 in Reading, Berkshire, England as Denys Neil Coop. He is known for his work on Superman (1978), The Guns of Navarone (1961) and The Third Man (1949). He died on August 16, 1981 in Hertfordshire, England. See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Superman Visual Effects
The Guns of Navarone
The Guns of Navarone Camera and Electrical Department
The Third Man
The Third Man Camera and Electrical Department
Superman II
Superman II Visual Effects


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 1981 Venom (additional photographer - as Denys Coop)
 1970 Ryan's Daughter (camera operator: second unit - as Denys Coop)
 1964 Of Human Bondage (additional photography - as Denys Coop)
 1962 Lolita (camera operator)
 1962 Two and Two Make Six (camera operator: second unit - as Denys Coop)
 1961 The Guns of Navarone (camera operator - as Denys Coop)
 1960 The Entertainer (camera operator - as Denys Coop)
 1960 Sons and Lovers (camera operator - as Denys Coop)
 1959 Our Man in Havana (camera operator)
 1959 Libel (camera operator - as Denys Coop)
 1959 Look Back in Anger (camera operator - uncredited)
 1959 Serious Charge (camera operator - as Denys Coop)
 1958 Tom Thumb (camera operator - as Denys Coop)
 1958 Bonjour Tristesse (camera operator - as Denys Coop)
 1957 The Prince and the Showgirl (camera operator - as Denys Coop)
 1957 The Rising of the Moon (camera operator)
 1957 Saint Joan (camera operator)
 1956 Zarak (camera operator - uncredited)
 1956 Satellite in the Sky (camera operator)
 1956 Safari (camera operator - as Denys Coop)
 1955 Richard III (camera operator - as Denys Coop)
 1955 Three Cases of Murder (camera operator - as Denys Coop)
 1955 The Man Who Loved Redheads (camera operator)
 1954 Aunt Clara (camera operator - as Denys Coop)
 1953 The Man Between (camera operator - as Denys Coop)
 1953 The Captain's Paradise (location camera operator - as Denys Coop)
 1953 Gilbert and Sullivan (camera operator)
 1952 The Sound Barrier (camera operator - as Denys Coop)
 1952 The Passionate Sentry (camera operator - uncredited)
 1952 Murder on Monday (camera operator - as Denys Coop)
 1951 Bikini Baby (camera operator)
 1951 Wonder Boy (camera operator)
 1950 The Mudlark (camera operator - uncredited)
 1950 Operation X (camera operator - as Denys Coop)
 1950 The Angel with the Trumpet (camera operator - as Denys Coop)
 1949 The Third Man (camera operator - as Denys Coop)
 1949 If This Be Sin (camera operator - as Denys Coop)
 1949 The Forbidden Street (camera operator - as Denys Coop)
 1948 The Fallen Idol (camera operator - as Denys Coop)
 1947 An Ideal Husband (camera operator - as Dennis Coop)
 1945 Think It Over (Short) (camera operator - as Denys Coop)
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Alternate Names:

Dennis Coop | Denys Coop

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BAFTA-winning British cameraman, former president of the British Society of Cinematographers (1973-75). Began in the business at the age of sixteen as an assistant to Freddie Young at Elstree studios. During World War II, he worked for the Army Kinematograph Service. Subsequently with Alexander Korda at Shepperton and freelance from 1956. Shared a Special Achievement Oscar in 1978.

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