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Brian Tufano

1 December 1939 to 12 January 2023

A British cinematographer, who started out at the BBC in the 1950s, first as a projectionist and then as camera operator and cinematographer. Brian Tufano’s early credits included Omnibus (1967-1970), Play for Today (1970-1977) and Sense and Sensibility (1971). He then started shooting features films, notably Quadrophenia (1979) and Dreamscape (1984), but it was during the 1990s that he came to prominence as a film director of photography. His work included Shallow Grave (1994), Trainspotting (1996), East is East (1999), Last Orders (2001), Kidulthood and Adulthood (2006, 2008), Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010) and the documentary Gymnast (2011). He was BAFTA-nominated for Billy Elliot (2000) and television series Middlemarch (1995) and was presented with a Special Award in 2001. He served as head of cinematography at the National Film and Television School, and later received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Society of Cinematographers in 2020.

Read Brian Tufano's Guardian obituary

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