Alan Hume

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Alan Hume
Born George Alan Hume
(1924-10-16)16 October 1924
London, England, United Kingdom
Died 13 July 2010(2010-07-13) (aged 85)
Occupation Cinematographer
Years active 1942–1998
Employer Cineguild Productions (1940s)
Known for Carry On films
Return of the Jedi (1983)
Octopussy (1983)
A View to a Kill (1985)
Children 4

Alan Hume, BSC (16 October 1924 – 13 July 2010) was an English cinematographer.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Hume arrived at Denham Film Studios in 1942, and worked for Cineguild Productions during the late 1940s. His early credits, prior to being called up to the Royal Navy and Fleet Air Arm during the Second World War, included Oliver and the The First of the Few (1942). Post-war, he served as a camera operator for Great Expectations (1946), Madeleine (1950) and The End of the Affair (1955). During the 1960s, he was a camera operator for the successful Carry On comedy films, beginning with 1961's Carry On Regardless; eventually, Hume alternated with Ernest Steward in the position of the series' regular director of photography.

Hume's other cinematographic work during the 1960s included the horror films The Kiss of the Vampire (1962, for Hammer Films) and Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965, for Amicus Productions).[2] Among his later films were Checkered Flag or Crash (1977), Return of the Jedi (1983), Octopussy (1983), A View to a Kill (1985), Runaway Train (1985), A Fish Called Wanda (1988) and Shirley Valentine (1990).

Personal life[edit]

Hume had four children, all of whom have followed him into the film industry.


  1. ^ "Alan Hume". Movies & TV. All Movie Guide and Baseline via The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Stevens, Christopher (2010). Born Brilliant: The Life of Kenneth Williams. John Murray. p. 389. ISBN 1-84854-195-3. 

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