Christopher Challis

Director of photography, Camera assistant, Camera operator
Outstanding color cinematographer who established himself after World War II with a series of Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger films, notably the black-and-white, "Small Back Room" (1948) and the lushly colorful "The ... Read more »
Born: 03/17/1919 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (54)

Raising a Riot 2015 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Red Shoes 1993 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Steaming 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Riddle of the Sands 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Top Secret! 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Evil Under the Sun 1982 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Secrets 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

S.O.S. Titanic 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Mirror Crack'd 1979 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Force 10 From Navarone 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Deep 1977 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

White Rock 1976 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Mr. Quilp 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Incredible Sarah 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Little Prince 1973 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Catch Me a Spy 1971 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Follow Me! 1971 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Mary, Queen of Scots 1971 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Villain 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Staircase 1969 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes 1969 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Dandy in Aspic 1968 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 1968 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Two For the Road 1967 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Arabesque 1966 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Kaleidoscope 1966 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Return From the Ashes 1965 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines 1965 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Shot in the Dark 1964 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Americanization of Emily 1964 (Movie)

(Photography)

The Americanization of Emily 1964 (Movie)

(Photography)

The Long Ships 1963 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Victors 1962 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

H.M.S. Defiant 1961 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Never Let Go 1960 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Sink the Bismarck! 1960 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Surprise Package 1960 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Grass Is Greener 1960 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Chance Meeting 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Floods of Fear 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Night Ambush 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Windom's Way 1957 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Pursuit of the Graf Spee 1956 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Footsteps in the Fog 1955 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Oh... Rosalinda! 1955 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Quentin Durward 1955 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Sorcerer's Apprentice 1955 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Spanish Gardener 1955 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Fire Over Africa 1954 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Flame and the Flesh 1954 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Genevieve 1953 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Gone to Earth 1951 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Tales of Hoffmann 1951 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

The Small Back Room (Movie)

(Cinematographer)
Actor (1)

Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Biography

Outstanding color cinematographer who established himself after World War II with a series of Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger films, notably the black-and-white, "Small Back Room" (1948) and the lushly colorful "The Red Shoes" (1948) and "Tales of Hoffman" (1951), and the dazzling "Arabesque" (1966).

EDUCATION

Wimbledon College

Milestones

1947

First feature as director of photography, "The End of the River"

1946

Worked as 2nd unit cinematographer on "A Matter of Life and Death", first of six films made with Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

1938

First feature as camera assistant, "Drums"

Worked as Technicolor technician on all World Window travelogue shorts photographed by Jack Cardiff (see Cardiff, Jack)

Worked as assistant cameraman for Gaumont British News

Cameraman with RAF Film Unit

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