Brendan Stafford

Director of photography
Veteran director of photography of the British film and TV industry, Stafford lensed more than 30 feature films after World War II. His feature credits include "Eight O'Clock Walk" (1952), a courtroom drama starring ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1914

Filmography

other (4)

The Man Without a Body 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Circumstantial Evidence (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Genie (TV Show)

Cinematographer

The Hostage (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Biography

Veteran director of photography of the British film and TV industry, Stafford lensed more than 30 feature films after World War II. His feature credits include "Eight O'Clock Walk" (1952), a courtroom drama starring Richard Attenborough, and "The Promise" (1969) with Ian McKellen. Stafford also had a vast number of credits in British TV, most notably on cult favorites such as Patrick McGoohan's "Secret Agent" and "The Prisoner" as well as "The Saint" and "Space: 1999".

Relationships

Elizabeth Stafford

Wife

Aine Stafford

Daughter
from a previous marriage

Milestones

Hired by Powell as a still photographer for Denham Studios in London

Photographed numerous British television shows including episodes of cult series such as Patrick McGoohan's "Secret Agent" and "The Prisoner", "The Saint", and "Space: 1999"

After the war, as a director of photography, lensed more than 30 British feature films

Discharged from the army on medical grounds during WWII and instructed to make propaganda films for Strand Films to support the war effort

Discovered by British filmmaker Michael Powell while running a photographic studio in Dublin, Ireland in the late 1930s

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