Freddie Young

Freddie Young, OBE, BSC (9 October 1902 – 1 December 1998), (sometimes credited as Frederick A. Young) was one of Britain's most distinguished and influential cinematographers. He is probably best known for his work on David Lean's films Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965) and Ryan's Daughter (1970), all three of which won him Academy Awards for best cinematography.

He was also director of photography on more than 130 films, including many other notable productions, such as Goodbye, Mr Chips (1939), 49th Parallel (1941), Lust for Life (1956), The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958), Lord Jim (1965), Battle of Britain (1969), Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), and the James Bond film You Only Live Twice (1967). He was also the first British cinematographer to film in CinemaScope.

In 2003, a survey conducted by the International Cinematographers Guild placed Young among the ten most influential cinematographers in history.

He was awarded The Royal Photographic Society's Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship (HonFRPS) in recognition of a sustained, significant contribution to the art of photography in 1996/97.

Selected films

  • Victory (1928)
  • A Peep Behind the Scenes (1929)
  • Canaries Sometimes Sing (1930)
  • Rookery Nook (1930)
  • The W Plan (1930)
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  • Carnival (1931)
  • The Chance of a Night Time (1931)
  • Tilly of Bloomsbury (1931)
  • The Speckled Band (1931)
  • The Blue Danube (1932)
  • Good Night, Vienna (1932)
  • Bitter Sweet (1933)
  • A Cuckoo in the Nest (1933)
  • Nell Gwynn (1934)
  • Peg of Old Drury (1935)
  • Escape Me Never (1935)
  • When Knights Were Bold (1936)
  • The Frog (1936)
  • Three Maxims (1936)
  • Limelight (1936)
  • Two's Company (1936)
  • Victoria the Great (1937)
  • London Melody (1937)
  • Millions (1937)
  • Sixty Glorious Years (1938)
  • Nurse Edith Cavell (1939)
  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
  • Busman's Honeymoon (1940)
  • Contraband (1940)
  • 49th Parallel (1941)
  • The Young Mr. Pitt (1942)
  • Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)
  • Bedelia (1946)
  • So Well Remembered (1947)
  • While I Live (1947)
  • The Winslow Boy (1948)
  • Treasure Island (1950)
  • Ivanhoe (1952)
  • Mogambo (1953)
  • Knights of the Round Table (1953)
  • Lust for Life (1956)
  • Invitation to the Dance (1956)
  • Bhowani Junction (1956)
  • Island in the Sun (1957)
  • The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957)
  • The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)
  • Gideon's Day (1958)
  • Indiscreet (1958)
  • I Accuse! (1958)
  • Solomon and Sheba (1959)
  • The Greengage Summer (1961)
  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • Lord Jim (1965)
  • Rotten to the Core (1965)
  • Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  • The Deadly Affair (1966)
  • You Only Live Twice (1967)
  • Battle of Britain (1969)
  • Ryan's Daughter (1970)
  • Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
  • The Asphyx (1973)
  • Luther (1973)
  • The Blue Bird (1976)
  • Stevie (1978)
  • Rough Cut (1980)

Arthur's Hallowed Ground (1984), starring Jimmy Jewel, was his only film as director.

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