|Douglas Slocombe, BSC, ASC|
10 February 1913 |
London, England UK
Douglas Slocombe OBE, BSC, ASC (born 10 February 1913) is a British cinematographer who has enjoyed a long career in the British film industry. His 84 feature films span over 47 years and include everything from Ealing comedies in the late 1940s and early 1950s to the first three Indiana Jones films in the 1980s.
His early films as cinematographer included several classic Ealing comedies, notably Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), The Man in the White Suit (1951), The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) and The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953).
He has been nominated for an Academy Award on three occasions, for Travels with My Aunt (1973), Julia (1977), and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). He also won the BAFTA Award for best cinematography for The Servant (1963), The Great Gatsby (1974) and Julia, and was nominated for Guns at Batasi (1964), The Blue Max (1966), The Lion in Winter (1968), Travels with My Aunt (1973), Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Rollerball (1975), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984).
Slocombe, whose sight has been failing for many years, currently lives in West London with his wife and their daughter, his only child. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours. Slocombe features in a book entitled Conversations with Cinematographers (2011) by David A. Ellis, published by USA publisher Scarecrow Press. He turned 100 in February 2013.
- "Douglas Slocombe BSC celebrates his 100th birthday". Blog. British Society of Cinematographers. 2013-02-18. Retrieved 2013-02-23.
- BSC: Lifetime Achievement Award Linked 2013-07-29
- Wilmington Star News, February 6, 2013: Famed cinematographer Douglas Slocombe turns 100 Linked 2013-07-29
- Douglas Slocombe at the Internet Encyclopedia of Cinematographers
- Douglas Slocombe at the Internet Movie Database
- A BAFTA Tribute to Douglas Slocombe
- The British Society of Cinematographers: Douglas Slocombe - Behind the Camera - 12 minute BBC documentary from 1999