Arthur Lawson (designer)

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Arthur Lawson
Born 1908
Sunderland, Tyne-and-Wear
Died 1970 (aged 61–62)
Occupation Art director
Years active 1942-1969

Arthur Lawson (1908–1970) was a British art director. He had a long association with film directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, beginning in 1943 when he was floor manager on The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. Three years later, when Powell and Pressburger, also known as The Archers, made A Matter of Life and Death, Lawson had graduated to assistant art director. He worked with Alfred Junge on the sets for Black Narcissus in 1947, and earned an Oscar for the set designs on The Red Shoes in 1948.[1] Lawson’s association with Powell continued right through to Peeping Tom (1960). He received a BAFTA nomination for The Bedford Incident in 1965.

Listing of films:

1942 The Foreman Went to France

1943 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

1944 This Happy Breed

1944 The Way Ahead

1945 They Knew Mr. Knight

1946 A Matter of Life and Death

1947 Black Narcissus

1948 The Red Shoes

1950 Gone to Earth

1950 The Elusive Pimpernel

1951 The Tales of Hoffmann

1952 Folly to Be Wise

1952 The Story of Robin Hood and His Merry Men

1953 Twice upon a Time

1953 Front Page Story

1954 The Constant Husband

1955 Oh... Rosalinda!!

1955 Richard III

1956 The Battle of the River Plate

1956 Sea Wife

1956 The High Terrace

1957 Hour of Decision

1957 Seven Thunders

1958 Harry Black

1959 The Devils Desciple

1960 Sink the Bismarck

1960 Cleopatra

1960 Peeping Tom

1961 The Valiant

1962 The Very Edge

1962 Vengeance

1962 H.M.S. Defiant

1963 The Leather Boys

1963 Hornblower

1965 The Bedford Incident

1965 Called in to assist in Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines

1966. The Blue Max....Travelling mat expertise

1966 Binddle (One of Them Days)

1967 The Double Man

1968 The Lost Continent

1968 Midas Run


  1. ^ " Arthur Lawson - Awards". Retrieved 2008-12-20. 

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