A founding member of the British Society of Cinematographers.
According to his wife Josephine, "A Patch of Blue" was his proudest work because he not only directed but also wrote and co-produced the film.
Audio commentary for the DVD release of "Patch Of Blue.".
Directed 4 actors to Oscar nominations: Stuart Whitman (Best Actor, The Mark (1961)), Elizabeth Hartman (Best Actress, A Patch of Blue (1965)), Shelley Winters (Best Supporting Actress, A Patch of Blue (1965)), and Brenda Vaccaro (Best Supporting Actress, Once Is Not Enough (1975)). Winters won an Oscar for her performance.
First met David Lean while filming One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942), because editor Lean was dissatisfied with a bumpy tracking shot by camera operator Green.
He received a special award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 2001 for his outstanding contribution to world cinema.
He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2004 Queen's New Year's Honours List in Diplomatic Services and Overseas for British film industry in America.
In 1948, with "Great Expectations", he became the first British director of cinematography to win an Oscar for best black-and-white cinematography.
Was a leading figure in cinema in both the United States and United Kingdom for over 40 years