Freddie Francis

Freddie Francis

Birth
Islington, London Borough of Islington, Greater London, England
Death 17 Mar 2007 (aged 89)
Isleworth, London Borough of Hounslow, Greater London, England
Burial Mortlake, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 18531883 · View Source
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Cinematographer. Starting out as a still photographer, he entered the British film business as a clapper boy, camera loader and focus puller. He made his debut as a cinematographer with "A Hill in Korea" (1956) and moved on to shoot the dramas "Room at the Top" and "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning." As a cinematographer he won Academy Awards for "Sons and Lovers" (1961) and "Glory" (1989). His other works include films such as "The Straight Story," "Elephant Man," "The French Lieutenant's Woman" and "Cape Fear". He also had a successful career as a director of horror movies in the 1960s and 1970s. For British studios Hammer, he directed "Nightmare," "Hysteria," "The Evil of Frankenstein" and "Dracula Has Risen from the Grave." His last film as a director was "The Dark Tower" (1986). In 1997, he won the lifetime achievement award from the British Society of Cinematographers and the International Award from the American Society of Cinematographers in 1998. He died from a stroke.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 20 Mar 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 18531883
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Freddie Francis (22 Dec 1917–17 Mar 2007), Find a Grave Memorial no. 18531883, citing Mortlake Crematorium, Mortlake, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .