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Director, Jack Cardiff, was born on Sep 18, 1914 in Yarmouth, England. Cardiff died at the age of 94 on Apr 22, 2009 in Ely, England .



Jack Cardiff was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one for Best Cinematography for Black Narcissus in 1947. He also won one Honorary Award in 2000 , master of light and color.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1947Best CinematographyBlack Narcissus (1947)N/AWon
1956Best CinematographyWar and Peace (1965)N/ANominated
1960Best DirectorSons and Lovers (1960)N/ANominated
1961Best CinematographyFanny (1961)N/ANominated

Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)

2000Honorary Award, master of light and color


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His two Academy Awards (1947, Cinematography; 2000, Honorary Award) came 53 years apart. This the record for 1) most years between first and and last Academy Awards and 2) longest hiatus between Academy Awards.

Honorary Member of the Guild of British Camera Technicians (GBCT).

Presented the 'Best New Director' award to Alice Nellis for Some Secrets (2002) (Some Secrets) at the San Sebastián International Film Festival: 2002

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