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Ronald Charles Taylor
27 October 1924
|Died||3 August 2018 (aged 93)|
Ronald Charles Taylor BSC (27 October 1924 – 3 August 2018) was a British cinematographer, best known for his collaborations with directors Richard Attenborough and Dario Argento. Throughout his career, he was nominated for two BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography and won an Academy Award for his work on Gandhi (1982), which he shared with Billy Williams.
Life and career
Taylor was born in Hampstead, London and entered the film industry in his late teens working for Gainsborough Pictures at Lime Grove in Shepherds Bush. Taylor's first film was as a clapper boy on The Young Mr. Pitt (1942). That same year he entered the Merchant Navy. After the end of the Second World War returned to the film industry. He became a camera operator and went on to become a director of photography, winning an Oscar for Gandhi (1982). Taylor's final film was the Dario Argento-directed giallo film Sleepless (2001), after which he retired to Spain.
He is featured in the book Conversations with Cinematographers by David A Ellis, published by Scarecrow Press.
|1962||Two and Two Make Six||With Desmond Dickinson|
|1965||The Avengers||5 episodes|
|1971||Murphy's War||Aerial photography|
|The Devils||Additional photography|
|1973||Theatre of Blood||Camera operator|
|1974||Phantom of the Paradise||Camera operator|
|1975||Barry Lyndon||Camera operator|
|Tommy||With Dick Bush|
|1977||Star Wars||Additional photography|
|The Island of Dr. Moreau||Director of photography;
|1978||Circle of Iron|
|1982||Gandhi||With Billy Williams|
|1983||High Road to China|
|The Hound of the Baskervilles|
|1985||A Chorus Line|
|Sea of Love|
|1990||The Rainbow Thief|
|1992||The Timekeeper||Circle-Vision 360° theme park attraction|
|1998||The Phantom of the Opera|
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- "Ronald Taylor BSC "Ronnie" 1924–2018". 7 August 2018.
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- "Ronnie Taylor". IMDb.
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