Jack Cardiff

1914 - 2009

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Jack Cardiff, (18 September 1914 – 22 April 2009) was a British cinematographer, film and television director, and photographer. His career spanned the development of cinema, from silent film, through early experiments in Technicolor, to filmmaking more than half a century later. He is best known for his influential color cinematography for directors such as Powell and Pressburger (A Matter of Life and Death, Black Narcissus, and The Red Shoes), John Huston (The African Queen) and Alfred Hitchcock (Under Capricorn). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jack Cardiff has received more than 217,955 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Jack Cardiff is the 800th most popular film director (down from 671st in 2019), the 2,819th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,446th in 2019) and the 64th most popular British Film Director.

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Among film directors, Jack Cardiff ranks 800 out of 1,580Before him are Gerry Anderson, František Vláčil, Kad Merad, Marc Forster, Franco Rossi, and Shinobu Hashimoto. After him are Budd Boetticher, Barry Sonnenfeld, Dennis Dugan, Michaël Dudok de Wit, Pasqualino De Santis, and Eduardo Serra.

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Among people born in 1914, Jack Cardiff ranks 209Before him are Dorothy Lamour, Carl Scarborough, Daniel J. Boorstin, Edmund Muskie, Wilhelm Hahnemann, and Giuseppe Baldo. After him are Théo Lefèvre, Julián Marías, Jan Nowak-Jeziorański, Viljo Heino, Elfriede Kaun, and Oscar Heisserer. Among people deceased in 2009, Jack Cardiff ranks 181Before him are Betsy Blair, Pio Laghi, Otto Graf Lambsdorff, Alexis Argüello, Hong Song-nam, and Henry Gibson. After him are Koko Taylor, Elisabeth Söderström, G. A. Cohen, Arnold Meri, Monica Bleibtreu, and Torsten Lindberg.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Jack Cardiff ranks 2,819 out of 6,924Before him are Harry Styles (1994), William Lawes (1602), Siân Phillips (1933), James Dunn (1939), John Barnard (1946), and Phil Taylor (1954). After him are Jason Flemyng (1966), James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan (1797), Tony Martin (1957), Elizabeth Goudge (1900), John Lyly (1554), and John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll (1845).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Jack Cardiff ranks 64Before him are Andrew V. McLaglen (1920), John Alcott (1930), Matthew Vaughn (1971), George Albert Smith (1864), Mick Jackson (1943), and Gerry Anderson (1929). After him are David Byrne (1952), Charles Crichton (1910), Michael Winner (1935), Mike Figgis (1948), Jonathan Nolan (1976), and Roy Ward Baker (1916).