#1: 1983

#2: [Right] with dir Ronald Neame [1963]

 

   


  ARTHUR IBBETSON

 

Born: 8 September 1922, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England, UK, as Arthur Francis Ibbetson.

Died: 19 October 1997, Hillingdon, Middlesex, England, UK.

Career: Started in the business as a clapper boy in the 1930s, then spent a long apprenticeship as c.asst and c.op. Graduated to director of photography in the late 50s and became noted for his creativeness on a variety of different types of film, from the stark realism of 'Tunes of Glory' to the colorful pageantry of 'Anne of the Thousand Days'.

Was a member of the BSC.

His sister Alicia Mary Bernadette [1929-77], a hair stylist, was married to doph Kenneth Talbot [1920-93]; his brother Tom [1920-2005] was a property man. His son Paul is a producer.

Awards: BAFTA 'British Cinematography (Colour) Award' nom [1963] for 'Nine Hours to Rama'; BAFTA 'British Cinematography (Colour) Award' nom [1964] for 'The Chalk Garden'; 'Oscar' AA nom [1969] for 'Anne of the Thousand Days'; 'Emmy' Award [1981] for 'Little Lord Fauntleroy'; 'Emmy' Award nom [1983] for 'Witness for the Prosecution'; BSC 'Best Cinematography Award' nom [1984] for 'The Bounty'.



 

 FILMS

1948

XIV Olympiad - The Glory of Sport/The Olympic Games of 1948 [ Castleton Knight] c; doc/130m; superv cameraman (Greece/St. Moritz): Stanley Sayer; cameramen: Norman Warwick, Ernest Stewart, Gerald Moss, Maurice Ford, Frank Ellis, Peter Cannon, F. Vinten, Kenneth Higgins, E. Candy, Hal Britten, Lovat Cave-Chinn, Jack Whitehead, Arthur Ibbetson & Stanley Sayer; cameramen (Empire Pool Unit): Douglas Hill & Arthur Graham

1957

The Horse's Mouth [Ronald Neame] c

1959

The Bridal Path [Frank Launder] c

1959

The Blue Angel [Edward Dmytryk] cs/c; 2uc; ph: Leon Shamroy

1959

The Angry Silence [Guy Green] b&w

1959

The League of Gentlemen [Basil Dearden] b&w

1960

Tunes of Glory [Ronald Neame] c

1960

A Story of David [: The Hunted]/David the Outlaw [Bob McNaught] c; shot as a 2-part tvm for ABC-tv, but released theatrically

1960

There Was a Crooked Man [Stuart Burge] b&w

1960

The Canadians [Burt Kennedy] cs/c

1961

Whistle Down the Wind [Bryan Forbes] b&w

1961

The Inspector/Lisa [Philip Dunne] cs/c

1962

Nine Hours to Rama/Nine Hours to Live [Mark Robson] cs/c; 2uc: Ted Moore

1962

I Could Go on Singing/The Lonely Stage [Ronald Neame] p/c

1963

Murder at the Gallop [George Pollock] b&w

1963

The Wild Affair [John Krish] b&w

 

[Right] with dir Ronald Neame, Deborah Kerr & Hayley Mills - "The Chalk Garden"

 

1963

The Chalk Garden [Ronald Neame] c

1963

Of Human Bondage [Ken Hughes, Henry Hathaway (started film, but was replaced) & Bryan Forbes (fill-in for 1 week)] b&w; uncred co-addph; ph: Oswald Morris

1964

Fanatic/Die! Die! My Darling! [Silvio Narizzano] c

1965

Sky West and Crooked/Gypsy Girl [John Mills] c

1965

The Fighting Prince of Donegal [Michael O'Herlihy] c; spec pfx: Peter Ellenshaw

 

[Right] with Charles Chaplin - "A Countess from Hong Kong"

 

1966

A Countess from Hong Kong [Charles Chaplin] c

1966

The Bells of Hell Go Ting-a-ling-a-ling [David Miller] abandoned after 5 weeks of filming (with Gregory Peck & Ian McKellen); 2uc: Skeets Kelly

1967

Pretty Polly/A Matter of Innocence [Guy Green] ts/c; 2uc: H.A.R. Thomson

1967

Inspector Clouseau [Bud Yorkin] p/c; 2uc: Skeets Kelly

1968

Where Eagles Dare [Brian G. Hutton] p (+ 70bu)/c; 2uc: H.A.R. Thomson; pfx: Tom Howard

1969

The Walking Stick [Eric Till] p/c; 2uc: H.A.R. Thomson

1969

Anne of the Thousand Days [Charles Jarrott] p (+ 70bu)/c

1969

When Eight Bells Toll [Étienne Périer] p/c; 2uc: Jack Atcheler; uwph: Egil Woxholt

1970

The Railway Children [Lionel Jeffries] c

1970

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory [Mel Stuart] c

1971

All Coppers Are... [Sidney Hayers] c

1972

A Doll's House [Patrick Garland] c

1973

Mistress Pamela [Jim O'Connolly] c

1973

11 Harrowhouse/Anything for Love [Aram Avakian] p/c; 2uc: H.A.R. Thomson

1974

Out of Season [Alan Bridges] c

1975

It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet/All Things Bright and Beautiful [Eric Till] c; 2uc: H.A.R. Thomson

1975

The Sell Out/The Sell-Out [Peter Collinson] c; 2uc: Yehiel Ne'eman

1976

A Little Night Music [Harold Prince] c

1977

The Medusa Touch [Jack Gold] c

1978

The Prisoner of Zenda [Richard Quine] c; addph: Harry Wolf; spec vfx: Albert Whitlock

1979

Nothing Personal [George Bloomfield] c; cph: Laszlo George

1979

Hopscotch [Ronald Neame] p/c; 2uc: Brian W. Roy

1983

The Bounty [Roger Donaldson] J-D-C Scope/c; 2uc: Doug Milsome; model ph: Leslie Dear; filmed 1983-84

1984

Santa Claus [: The Movie] [Jeannot Szwarc] J-D-C Scope (+ 70bu)/c; addph: Paul Beeson; vfx ph: Paul Wilson; model ph: Mark Gardiner

1985

Morgan Stewart's Coming Home [Alan Smithee (= Paul Aaron, who replaced Terry Winsor)] c; uncred ph with dir T. Winsor; ph: Richard E. Brooks

 

 TELEVISION

1963

Espionage [ep #3 'The Incurable One' dir by Stuart Rosenberg] 25-part series/b&w, 1963-64; other ph: Geoffrey Faithfull, Ken Hodges, a.o.

1973

Frankenstein: The True Story [Jack Smight] 2-part tvm; theatrical version (123m)

1974

Brief Encounter [Alan Bridges] tvm; ep #227 'Hallmark Hall of Fame'-series; also released theatrically outside the USA

1977

Spectre [Clive Donner] tvm; made for theatrical release, but sold to tv

1980

Little Lord Fauntleroy [Jack Gold] tvm

1982

Witness for the Prosecution [Alan Gibson] tvm; ep #256 'Hallmark Hall of Fame'-series

1983

Master of the Game [Kevin Connor (part #1-2) & Harvey Hart (part #2-3)] 3-part miniseries; loc ph Africa; ph: Ronnie Taylor (part 1) & John Coquillon (part 2 & 3)

1986

Babes in Toyland [Clive Donner] tvm

 

 FILMS AS CAMERA OPERATOR

1940

Major Barbara [Gabriel Pascal; (uncred) Harold French & David Lean] co-c.asst; ph: Ronald Neame

1942

The First of the Few/Spitfire [Leslie Howard] c.op model ph; model ph: Eric Cross; ph (as lighting expert): Georges Périnal

1943

Hotel Reserve/Epitaph for a Spy [Lance Comfort, Victor Hanbury & Max Greene] uncred ph: Max Greene

1944

Great Day [Lance Comfort] ph: Erwin Hillier

1945

Brief Encounter [David Lean] focus puller; ph: Robert Krasker

1945

Great Expectations [David Lean] c.op 2u; 2uc: Ernest Steward; ph: Guy Green (replaced Robert Krasker)

1947

Captain Boycott [Frank Launder] 2nd c.op; ph: Wilkie Cooper

1947

Fame Is the Spur [Roy Boulting] co-2nd c.op; ph: Günther Krampf

1947

Vice Versa [Peter Ustinov] ph: Jack Hildyard

1948

The Blue Lagoon [Frank Launder] ph: Geoffrey Unsworth

1948

Warning to Wantons [Donald Wilson] co-c.op; ph: George Stretton

1948

Floodtide [Frederick Wilson] co-c.op; ph: George Stretton

1949

Stop Press Girl [Michael Barry] ph: Cyril Bristow

1949

Poet's Pub [Frederick Wilson] ph: George Stretton

1949

The Spider and the Fly [Robert Hamer] ph: Geoffrey Unsworth

1949

Treasure Island [Byron Haskin] c.op 3u; 3uc: Stanley Sayer; ph: Freddie Young

1950

Cairo Road [David MacDonald] ph: Oswald Morris

1950

The Adventurers/The Great Adventure/Fortune in Diamonds/South African Story [David MacDonald] ph: Oswald Morris

1950

Circle of Danger [Jacques Tourneur] ph: Oswald Morris

1951

Life in Her Hands [Philip Leacock; 58m] ph: Fred Gamage

1951

Saturday Island/Island of Desire [Stuart Heisler] ph: Oswald Morris

1951

The Magic Box [John Boulting] assoc c.op; ph: Jack Cardiff

1952

Decameron Nights [Hugo Fregonese] ph: Guy Green

1952

South of Algiers/The Golden Mask [Jack Lee] ph: Oswald Morris

1952

Melba [Lewis Milestone] ph: Ted Scaife

1953

The Beggar's Opera [Peter Brook] co-c.op; ph: Guy Green

1953

Saadia [Albert Lewin] ph: Christopher Challis

1953

Malaga/Fire Over Africa [Richard Sale] ph: Christopher Challis

1954

The Belles of St. Trinian's [Frank Launder] ph: Stanley Pavey

1954

Moby Dick [John Huston] ph: Oswald Morris

1955

Quentin Durward/The Adventures of Quentin Durward [Richard Thorpe] ph: Christopher Challis

1955

The Man Who Never Was [Ronald Neame] ph: Oswald Morris

1956

A Hill in Korea/Hell in Korea [Julian Amyes] ph: Freddie Francis

1956

Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison [John Huston] ph: Oswald Morris

1957

Time Without Pity [Joseph Losey] ph: Freddie Francis

1957

A Farewell to Arms [Charles Vidor] ph: Oswald Morris

1957

The Key/Stella [Carol Reed] ph: Oswald Morris