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Cinematographer Oswald Morris (1915-2014)

By: Anders Frejdh
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FSWL are saddened to report the passing of BAFTA and Academy Award winning cinematographer Oswald Morris at the age of 98. Oswald was one of two directors of photography for The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) directed by Guy Hamilton. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Morris family.

Sadly, yet another Bond alumni has passed. Morris had a long and impressive resume with Bond fans knowing him primarily for his work alongside Ted Moore (1914-1987) on the 1974 film The Man with the Golden Gun.

In 2006, he published an autobiography which he titled "Huston, We Have a Problem" to honor his long-time collaboration (eight films) with legendary director John Huston (1906–1987). Amongst the many films they made together was The Man Who Would Be King (1975) starring Sean Connery. (Oswald also worked with Connery on the 1965 film The Hill.)

Morris was also Director of Photography on Fiddler on the Roof (for which he won an Oscar® statuette 1972 for Best Cinematography) who made actor Topol famous and later gave him the part of Bond's ally (Columbo) in the 1981 Bond film For Your Eyes Only.

The talented Morris is survived by daughters Christine and Gillian and son Roger. His first wife, Connie, died in 1963 and his second wife, Lee, died in 2003.

Obituaries in the press:
>BBC News (19th March 2014)
>Hollywood Reporter (18th March 2014)
>Los Angeles Times (18th March 2014)
>The Guardian (19th March 2014)
>The New York Times (26th March 2014)
>The Telegraph (19th March 2014)

Check out Oswald Morris' profile on IMDB for more information about his amazing career in films.

Photo above:
Oswald Morris at his home in 2011. Photo by Richard Blanshard. © British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). All rights reserved.

For more information about Oswald Morris' career, check out his IMDB profile:



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