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Ronald Neame


Born - 23 April 1911, London, England
Died - 16 June 2010

Distinguished British director who would have been 100 next year. The son of a director of early silent films in which his mother (actress Ivy Close) starred, Neame became one of Britain's best cinematographers, latterly noted for his superb colour work on This Happy Breed and Blithe Spirit (1945), his last films in this capacity before he turned director with Take My Life in 1947. As a director, he enjoyed a great run of success in the ensuing years, a time that included Golden Salamander (1949), The Card (1952), The Man Who Never Was (1955), The Horse's Mouth (1958) and Tunes of Glory (1960). After this, his work was less consistent, but he did enjoy great popular hits with The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1968), The Poseidon Adventure (1972) and Hopscotch (1980). His last film was the medium-length adventure The Magic Balloon in 1990. He had been living for many years in California, where he died from complications following a fall.