Wilkie Cooper

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Wilkie Cooper BSC (19 October 1911 in London, England – 15 December 2001 in England) was a British cinematographer.

He had a number of prestigious film credits until his retirement in 1972. His early career included Green for Danger (1946) and London Belongs to Me (1948) for producer-director team Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat, Stage Fright (1950) for Alfred Hitchcock, and Undercover (1943) for Ealing Studios. In 1956, he worked with Jack Cardiff on Web of Evidence, a thriller starring Van Johnson and Vera Miles. In 1958 he co-produced Sea of Sand with Monty Berman. In 1960, he worked with J. Lee Thompson on the Wernher von Braun biopic I Aim at the Stars. He forged a partnership with special effects maestro Ray Harryhausen in later years, photographing several of his productions, including The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958), Jason and the Argonauts (1963) and First Men in the Moon (1964).

He was married to actress Peggy Bryan, whom he outlived.

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