Oswald Morris

Oswald Morris

Highest Rated: 94% Our Man in Havana (1960)

Lowest Rated: 8% A Farewell to Arms (1957)

Birthday: Nov 22, 1915

Birthplace: Hillingdon, Middlesex, England, UK

One of Britain's leading directors of photography, Oswald Morris eschewed formal training to work his way from clapper boy to cinematographer. His lifelong interest in films began as a child when he found work as a projectionist during school vacations. Dropping out of school at age 16, Morris found work as an unpaid assistant/apprentice to the chief engineer at London's Wembley Studio. When the studio closed briefly in 1934-35, he moved to BIP Studios where he worked as a clapper boy on films like "The Third Clue" and "Mr. Cinders" (both 1934). Returning to reopened Wembley Studios, Morris was promoted first to camera assistant, then camera operator. During WWII, he served in the Royal Air Force (receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross).

Filmography

Movies

Credit
79% 81% The Dark Crystal Cinematographer - 1982
41% 65% The Wiz Cinematographer - 1978
60% 41% Dracula Cinematographer - 1974
64% 64% The Odessa File Cinematographer - 1974
39% 55% The Man With the Golden Gun Cinematographer - 1974
75% 83% Scrooge Cinematographer - 1970
83% 81% Oliver! Cinematographer - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Winter's Tale Cinematographer - 1968
83% 73% The Taming of the Shrew Cinematographer - 1967
89% 81% The Spy Who Came in From the Cold Cinematographer - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Battle of the Villa Fiorita Cinematographer - 1965
No Score Yet 54% Of Human Bondage Cinematographer - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ceremony Cinematographer - 1963
91% 84% Lolita Cinematographer - 1962
92% 86% The Guns of Navarone Cinematographer - 1961
94% 77% Our Man in Havana Cinematographer - 1960
77% 73% The Entertainer Cinematographer - 1960
No Score Yet 50% The Roots of Heaven Cinematographer - 1958
92% 76% Look Back in Anger Cinematographer - 1958
80% 81% Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison Cinematographer - 1957
8% 36% A Farewell to Arms Cinematographer - 1957
83% 73% Moby Dick Cinematographer - 1956
No Score Yet 55% Beau Brummell Director of Photography - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lovers, Happy Lovers! Cinematographer - 1954
71% 54% Beat the Devil Cinematographer - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Golden Mask Cinematographer - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Island of Desire Cinematographer - 1952
73% 90% Moulin Rouge Cinematographer - 1952