Jack Cardiff

Jack Cardiff, OBE, BSC, (18 September 1914 – 22 April 2009) was a British cinematographer, director, and photographer. He was cinematographer on a number of films for the British Council, all of which were filmed in Technicolor predominantly whilst working with Merton Park Studios.

Outside of the British Council Film Collection, Cardiff worked with fellow cinematographer Geoffrey Unsworth on The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) and A Matter of Life and Death (1946). He also worked with director Ken Annakin on The Fifth Musketeer (1979), and coincidentally both men would later die on 22nd April 2009.

Read more about Jack Cardiff on Wikipedia .

Still from 'Steel'
Films by Cinematographer Jack Cardiff in the British Council film collection:

All of the above titles are in Technicolor .

TIME/IMAGE recently interviewed director Craig McCall about his documentary Cameraman: The Life & Work of Jack Cardiff - watch the interview HERE .