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Peter Handford (I) (1919–2007)

An English location sound recordist. He is considered a master and pioneer of this area of sound recording. He began work in 1936 with London Films at Denham as a trainee sound recordist. He honed his sound recording skills during the D-Day landings, where he served with the Army Film Unit of the British Expeditionary Force. His first screen ... See full bio »

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Out of Africa Sound Department
Murder on the Orient Express Sound Department
Dangerous Liaisons Sound Department
Frenzy Sound Department


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 2007 The Lost Railways (Video documentary) (sound)
 1990/I Havana (sound mixer)
 1990 White Hunter Black Heart (production sound mixer)
 1988 Dangerous Liaisons (production sound mixer)
 1988 The Train Now Departing (TV Series documentary) (archive sound - 3 episodes)
- The Holiday Line (1988) ... (archive sound)
- The West Highlander (1988) ... (archive sound)
- The Long Drag (1988) ... (archive sound)
 1988 Gorillas in the Mist (sound mixer)
 1988 Beryl Markham: A Shadow on the Sun (TV Movie) (sound mixer)
 1987 Hope and Glory (sound recordist)
 1985 Out of Africa (sound mixer)
 1985 Steaming (sound re-recordist)
 1984 Finders Keepers (sound editor)
 1982 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series) (sound recordist - 4 episodes)
- What Have You Been up to Lately? (1982) ... (sound recordist)
- A Harmless Vanity (1982) ... (sound recordist)
- The Eavesdropper (1982) ... (sound recordist)
- Blue Marigold (1982) ... (sound recordist)
 1981 Miss Morison's Ghosts (TV Movie) (sound recordist)
 1979 The Lady Vanishes (sound mixer)
 1978 Absolution (sound recordist)
 1977 Holocaust 2000 (sound recordist)
 1977 Julia (sound engineer - uncredited)
 1977 Joseph Andrews (sound recordist)
 1975 The Romantic Englishwoman (sound recordist)
 1974 Akenfield (sound recordist)
 1974 From Beyond the Grave (sound mixer)
 1973 The Glass Menagerie (TV Movie) (sound mixer)
 1973/II A Doll's House (sound mixer)
 1973 Hitler: The Last Ten Days (sound recordist)
 1972 Frenzy (sound mixer)
 1971 The Go-Between (sound recordist)
 1970 The Railway Children (sound recordist)
 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War (special sound effects)
 1968 The Charge of the Light Brigade (sound effects)
 1968 Charlie Bubbles (sound recordist)
 1967 Red, White and Zero (sound)
 1966 Mademoiselle (sound)
 1966 Morgan! (sound recordist)
 1965 Darling (sound recordist)
 1964 The Pumpkin Eater (sound recordist)
 1963 The Launching (Short) (sound)
 1963 Billy Liar (sound recordist)
 1963 Tom Jones (sound recordist)
 1961 Mysterious Island (sound recordist)
 1960 Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (sound recordist)
 1960 The Entertainer (sound)
 1960 Sons and Lovers (sound mixer)
 1959 Left Right and Centre (sound recordist)
 1959 Room at the Top (sound recordist)
 1958 The Key (sound)
 1958 Happy Is the Bride (sound)
 1957 Blue Murder at St. Trinian's (sound recordist)
 1957 Saint Joan (sound)
 1956 Three Men in a Boat (sound)
 1956 Dry Rot (sound recordist)
 1956 Panic in the Parlor (sound recordist)
 1956 Teenage Bad Girl (sound recordist)
 1956 Private's Progress (sound recordist)
 1955 It's a Great Day! (recordist)
 1955 King's Rhapsody (sound recordist)
 1955 Summertime (sound recordist)
 1954 Let's Make Up (sound recordist)
 1954 Trouble in the Glen (sound recordist)
 1954 Crest of the Wave (sound recordist - uncredited)
 1954 Front Page Story (sound recordist)
 1953 Laughing Anne (sound recordist)
 1953 The Beggar's Opera (sound recordist)
 1952 Folly to Be Wise (sound recordist)
 1952 Trent's Last Case (sound)
 1952 Glory at Sea (sound recordist)
 1952 Derby Day (sound recordist)
 1952 Curtain Up (sound recordist)
 1951 Paris (Documentary short) (sound - as P. Handford)
 1951 The Lady with a Lamp (sound recordist)
 1951 Calling Bulldog Drummond (sound recordist - uncredited)
 1950 Man in the Dinghy (sound recordist)
 1950 Night and the City (sound recordist)
 1950 Odette (sound recordist)
 1949 Maytime in Mayfair (recordist)
 1949 Under Capricorn (sound recordist)
 1949 Black Magic (sound)
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Doyen of railway sound recordists, he documented in sound the last days of steam on British railways.

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