Guy Green (filmmaker)
Guy Green, 1992
Guy Mervin Charles Green
5 November 1913
|Died||15 September 2005 (aged 91)|
|Occupation||director, cinematographer, camera operator, screenwriter, producer|
|Spouse(s)||Josephine Smith (1948-2005) (His death)|
|Awards||Best Cinematography, Black-and-White|
1947 Great Expectations
Guy Mervin Charles Green OBE BSC (5 November 1913 – 15 September 2005) was an English film director, producer, screenwriter, and cinematographer. In 1946, he won an Academy Award as cinematographer for the film Great Expectations. In 2002, Green was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the BAFTA, and, in 2004, he was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his lifetime contributions to British cinema.
Green was born in Frome, Somerset, England. He began working in film in 1929 and became a noted film cinematographer and a founding member of the British Society of Cinematographers. Green became a full-time director of photography in the mid-1940s, working on such films as David Lean's Oliver Twist in 1948.
In about 1955 Green switched to directing, and he moved to Hollywood around 1962. In addition to directing A Patch of Blue (1965), Green also wrote and co-produced the film. After his death, his widow Josephine told AP that it was his proudest accomplishment. Among his other films as director are The Angry Silence (1960), The Mark (1961 (nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival), Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough (1975), and The Devil's Advocate (1977).
Green died in his Beverly Hills home from kidney and heart failure, aged 91. In addition to his wife of 57 years, he is survived by his son, Michael; his daughter, Marilyn Feldman; and two grandchildren.
- In Which We Serve (1942, camera operator)
- One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942, camera operator)
- The Way Ahead (1944, cinematographer)
- This Happy Breed (1944, camera operator)
- The Way to the Stars (1945, camera operator)
- Great Expectations (1946, cinematographer)
- Oliver Twist (1948, cinematographer)
- Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951, cinematographer)
- The Hour of 13 (1952, cinematographer)
- The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952, cinematographer)
- River Beat (1954, director)
- Lost (1955, director)
- House of Secrets (1956, director)
- Sea of Sand (1958, director)
- The Snorkel (1958, director)
- SOS Pacific (1959, director)
- The Angry Silence (1960, director)
- The Mark (1961, director)
- The Light in the Piazza (1962, director)
- 55 Days at Peking (1963, director, uncredited)
- Diamond Head (1963, director)
- A Patch of Blue (1965, director, writer, producer)
- Pretty Polly (1967) (director)
- The Magus (1968, director)
- A Walk in the Spring Rain ( 1969 ), Director.
- Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough (1975, director)
- The Devil's Advocate (1977, director)
- The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel (1979, director)