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Ken Westbury

5 January 1927 to 28 April 2023

A British cinematographer, who was nominated three times on the trot for a BAFTA for his camera work on Dr. Fischer of Geneva (1984), Tender is the Night (1985) and The Singing Detective (1986). Having started out as a clapper loader at Ealing Studios in 1942, Westbury joined the BBC when it took over the studio in 1956 and was soon promoted to film camera operator, working on such hit series as Z Cars (1962-1964), The Forsyte Saga (1967), Doctor Who 1966-1978), Pennies from Heaven (1978), Secret Army (1978) and Tenko (1981-1984), among many others. He then went freelance and shot for the likes of The Gravy Train (1990), Pie in the Sky (1994-1995) and Silent Witness (1997). From focus puller to cinematographer, his feature film credits included Whisky Galore!, Kind Hearts and Coronets (both 1949), The Man in the White Suit (1951), The Cruel Sea (1953), The Parole Officer (2001) and Unknown Things (2007).

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