Freddie Francis

1917 - 2007

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Frederick William Francis (22 December 1917 – 17 March 2007) was an English cinematographer and film director.He achieved his greatest successes as a cinematographer, including winning two Academy Awards for Sons and Lovers (1960) and Glory (1989). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Freddie Francis has received more than 135,244 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Freddie Francis is the 897th most popular film director (down from 789th in 2019), the 3,174th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,880th in 2019) and the 73rd most popular British Film Director.

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Among film directors, Freddie Francis ranks 897 out of 1,580. Before him are Laura Mulvey, John Grierson, Ari Folman, Revaz Chkheidze, Michel Boisrond, and Yuri Ozerov. After him are Bennett Miller, Med Hondo, Frank Pierson, Ulu Grosbard, Marlen Khutsiev, and Roman Abelevich Kachanov.

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Among people born in 1917, Freddie Francis ranks 195Before him are Vernon A. Walters, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., R. G. Armstrong, Isabel Sanford, Babiker Awadalla, and Phyllis Diller. After him are Kriangsak Chamanan, Nils Karlsson, Juan Tuñas, William P. Gottlieb, Victor Marijnen, and José Baptista Pinheiro de Azevedo. Among people deceased in 2007, Freddie Francis ranks 227Before him are Iwao Takamoto, Frédéric Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi, Paek Nam-sun, Art Buchwald, Anita Roddick, and Ray Evans. After him are Raymond Kaelbel, Francisco Umbral, Izumi Sakai, Benito Lorenzi, Pedro Cubilla, and Kei Kumai.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Freddie Francis ranks 3,174 out of 6,924. Before him are Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein (1872), Jean Shrimpton (1942), Dave Legeno (1963), Cliff Allison (1932), Diana Dors (1931), and Adrian Boult (1889). After him are William Townsend Aiton (1766), Ceolwulf of Wessex (600), Andrew Wakefield (1957), Malcolm Campbell (1885), Geoffrey Howe (1926), and Martin Brundle (1959).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Freddie Francis ranks 73Before him are Michael Winner (1935), Mike Figgis (1948), Jonathan Nolan (1976), Roy Ward Baker (1916), Laura Mulvey (1941), and John Grierson (1898). After him are Edgar Wright (1974), Tony Kaye (1952), Nick Park (1958), Benjamin Glazer (1887), Tom Hooper (1972), and Barry Ackroyd (1954).