Assheton Gorton

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Assheton Gorton
Born 1930
Sedbergh, England
Died 14 September 2014
Church Stoke, Powys, Wales
Occupation Production designer
Years active 1960 - 2002

Assheton Gorton (1930 - 14 September 2014) was an English production designer. He was educated at Sedbergh School. He was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Art Direction for the film The French Lieutenant's Woman[1] and was the BAFTA nominated art director for Michelangelo Antonioni's 1966 film Blowup.

Gorton had lived in Church Stoke in Powys, Wales since 1976. He died there in his sleep on 14 September 2014; he was 84.[2][3]

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  1. ^ " Assheton Gorton - Awards". Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  2. ^ "Tributes after death of award-winning film artist from the Shropshire border". Retrieved 2014-09-23. 
  3. ^ Bergan, Ronald (1 October 2014). "Assheton Gorton obituary". The Guardian. 

Interview in The Journal of British Film and Television, Vol. 4, No. 2, Edinburgh University Press, November 2007

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