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Desmond Davis

Director/cinematographer

Born - 24 March 1926, Wandsworth, London, England
Died - 3 July 2021

Soft-spoken English cameraman and later director with thinning brown hair and homely features. He had begun as a clapper loader at 18 and continued his career after service with the British Army in World War Two as a sergeant cameraman. By 1955, he had progressed to camera operator in British films and turned to directing in his late thirties. His first movie, Girl with Green Eyes (1964) remained his best. It was followed by a brief burst of films before he turned to TV: The Uncle (1965), Time Lost and Time Remembered (1966), Smashing Time (1967), A Nice Girl Like Me (1969), Clash of the Titans (1981) and Ordeal by Innocence (1984), his last, although he continued directing feature-length dramas for TV until 1994.