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 244,384 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Jack Cardiff is the 772nd most popular film director (up from 800th in 2019), the 2,770th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,816th in 2019) and the 63rd most popular Film Director.

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Among film directors, Jack Cardiff ranks 772 out of 1,581Before him are Edgar Wright, Timothy Treadwell, Stuart Rosenberg, Álex de la Iglesia, Alex Proyas, and Jean Becker. After him are Bob Gale, Mick Jackson, Želimir Žilnik, Elmar Klos, Boris Kaufman, and Benoît Jacquot.

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Among people born in 1914, Jack Cardiff ranks 213Before him are Jacques Dufilho, Harold Russell, Marcel Kint, Henri Laborit, Sisowath Sirik Matak, and Jaap Bakema. After him are Mihailo Lalić, Christl Cranz, Annemarie Selinko, Jijé, Viola Desmond, and Carl Scarborough. Among people deceased in 2009, Jack Cardiff ranks 179Before him are Jack Kramer, Lis Hartel, Henri Pousseur, Horst Szymaniak, Clodovil Hernandes, and Charlie Mariano. After him are Paul Naschy, Ryuzo Hiraki, Alain Bashung, Betsy Blair, Monica Bleibtreu, and Willy Ronis.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Jack Cardiff ranks 2,770 out of 7,765Before him are Billy Meredith (1874), Edward Charles Howard (1774), Leslie Stephen (1832), Cyril Jackson (1903), Peter Phillips (1977), and Lydia Becker (1827). After him are Freddie Bartholomew (1924), Edmund Gunter (1581), Laura Ashley (1925), Caroline Goodall (1959), Ronald Speirs (1920), and Cosmo Duff-Gordon (1862).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Jack Cardiff ranks 63Before him are Stephen Daldry (1960), Sally Potter (1949), Andrew V. McLaglen (1920), Richard Marquand (1937), Edmund Goulding (1891), and Edgar Wright (1974). After him are Mick Jackson (1943), Gerry Anderson (1929), Michael Winner (1935), Andrew Birkin (1945), Jonathan Nolan (1976), and Charles Crichton (1910).