Gilbert Taylor

Director of photography, Camera assistant
Taylor entered films at age 15, and by the early 60s--following a succession of J. Lee Thompson movies--developed into a leading cinematographer, capable in black-and-white and color. After his outstanding work on ... Read more »
Born: 04/12/1914 in Bushey Heath, England, GB

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (40)

Don't Get Me Started 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Bedroom Window 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Voyage of the Rock Aliens 1985 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Lassiter 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Losin' It 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Green Ice 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Flash Gordon 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Venom 1980 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Dracula 1979 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Escape to Athena 1979 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Meetings With Remarkable Men 1979 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Breaking Up 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Damien - Omen II 1978 (Movie)

(Israel) (Director of Photography)

Star Wars 1977 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Omen 1976 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Undercovers Hero 1974 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Frenzy 1971 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Macbeth 1971 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Day at the Beach 1969 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Nice Girl Like Me 1969 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx 1969 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Before Winter Comes 1968 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Blood Fiend 1967 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Cul-de-Sac 1966 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Repulsion 1965 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Bedford Incident 1965 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Hard Day's Night 1964 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Alive and Kicking 1964 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Dr. Strangelove 1964 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Hide and Seek 1964 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Full Treatment 1961 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Rebel 1961 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

It's Trad, Dad! 1960 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Silken Affair 1957 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Woman in a Dressing Gown 1957 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

As Long As They're Happy 1956 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Crest of the Wave 1954 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Brighton Rock 1951 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Seven Days to Noon 1950 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Good Companions (Movie)

(Cinematographer)
Writer (1)

Department S (TV Show)

Writer

Biography

Taylor entered films at age 15, and by the early 60s--following a succession of J. Lee Thompson movies--developed into a leading cinematographer, capable in black-and-white and color. After his outstanding work on Stanley Kubrick's "Dr, Strangelove" (1963), Richard Lester's "A Hard Day's Night" (1964)--both employing a wide variety of photographic modes--and his three exceptional collaborations with Polanski ("Repulsion" 1965, "Cul-de-Sac" 1966, "Macbeth" 1971), he began working consistently in Hollywood. He also served as the cinematographer on George Lucas's influential science fiction epic, "Star Wars: A New Hope" (1977). Taylor lensed John Badham's remake of "Dracula" (1979) and his last credit to date is Curtis Hanson's "The Bedroom Window" (1987). Still remembered for his long and prolific career, Taylor died peacefully at his home on the Isle of Wight on August 23, 2013. He was 99.

Milestones

1977

Served as the cinematographer on "Star Wars: A New Hope"

1964

Director of photography on "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb"

1964

Director of photography on The Beatles' "A Hard Days Night"

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