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Ronnie Taylor

Cinematographer

Born - 27 October 1924, Hampstead, London, England
Died - 3 August 2018

Distinguished, hard-working, bearded British cinematographer with tousled fair hair, much associated with the films of Richard Attenborough, whose movie Gandhi won Taylor an Oscar. Beginning as a clapper boy in the early 1940s, he quickly moved into camerawork. His films as camera operator include Boys in Brown (1949) - his first association with Attenborough - Secret People (1952), The Baby and the Battleship (1956), Room at the Top (1958), Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960), The Innocents (1961), The Wrong Box (1966), Oh! What a Lovely War (1969), The Devils (1971), Young Winston (1972), Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) and Zulu Dawn (1979). As director of photography, he shot Gandhi (1981), Champions (1984), A Chorus Line (1985), Cry Freedom (1987), Sea of Love (1989), Popcorn (1991), Phantom of the Opera (1998) and Sleepless (2001), his last. He died in Spain following a stroke.