Jack Cardiff Overview:

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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Has 4 sons: John, Rodney, Peter and Mason.

Member of the British Society of Cinematographers (B.S.C.).

He was made a Fellow of the British Film Institute in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film culture.

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