David Hamilton

1933 - 2016

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David Hamilton (15 April 1933 – 25 November 2016) was a British photographer and film director best known for his photography of young women and girls, mostly in the nude. His signature soft focus style was called the "Hamilton Blur", which was erroneously thought to be achieved by smearing Vaseline on the lens of his camera. It was not created that way. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Hamilton has received more than 56,496 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). David Hamilton is the 222nd most popular film director (down from 217th in 2019), the 976th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 956th in 2019) and the 16th most popular British Film Director.

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Among film directors, David Hamilton ranks 222 out of 1,580Before him are Barry Levinson, Mario Bava, Henry Hathaway, Raoul Walsh, Terence Young, and Steven Soderbergh. After him are Edwin S. Porter, Franklin J. Schaffner, Margarethe von Trotta, Roger Corman, Stanley Kramer, and Věra Chytilová.

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Among people born in 1933, David Hamilton ranks 81Before him are Richard R. Ernst, Michel Hidalgo, Mathieu Kérékou, John Mayall, Elizabeth Montgomery, and Godfried Danneels. After him are Jeremy Brett, Teresa Berganza, Jerzy Kosiński, Robert Curl, Jean-Claude Brialy, and Liliana Cavani. Among people deceased in 2016, David Hamilton ranks 72Before him are Edgar Mitchell, Michel Tournier, Keith Emerson, Thomas Schelling, Ahmed Zewail, and Gabriele Amorth. After him are Iolanda Balaș, Tony Burton, Kenny Baker, Takahito, Prince Mikasa, Michal Kováč, and Marvin Minsky.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Hamilton ranks 976 out of 6,924Before him are W. O. Bentley (1888), Derek Barton (1918), Dirk Bogarde (1921), Bob Hope (1903), Oliver Smithies (1925), and Henry Royce (1863). After him are Penda of Mercia (606), Charles George Gordon (1833), Jeremy Brett (1933), Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset (1519), George Shaw (1751), and Alasdair MacIntyre (1929).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, David Hamilton ranks 16Before him are Peter Greenaway (1942), Guy Ritchie (1968), Danny Boyle (1956), Tony Richardson (1928), John Schlesinger (1926), and Stephen Frears (1941). After him are Mike Newell (1942), Sam Mendes (1965), Frank Lloyd (1886), Carol Reed (1906), Ken Russell (1927), and Anthony Minghella (1954).