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Jack Cardiff

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Name Jack Cardiff
Date of Birth September 18, 1914
Profession Cinematographer, Camera and Electrical Department, and Director
Net Worth $950,00

Almost universally considered one of the greatest cinematographers of all time, Jack Cardiff was also a notable director. He described his childhood as very happy and his parents as quite loving. They performed in music hall as comedians, so he grew up with the fun that came with their theatrical life in pantomime and vaudeville. His father once worked with Charles Chaplin. His parents did occasional film appearances, and young Jack appeared in some of their films, such as My Son, My Son (1918), at the age of four. He had the lead in Billy's Rose (1922) with his parents playing his character's parents in the film. Jack was a production runner, or what he would call a "general gopher", for The Informer (1929) in which his father appeared. For one scene he was asked by the first assistant cameraman to "follow focus", which he said was his first real brush with photography of any kind, but he claimed that it was the lure of travel that led to him joining a camera department making films in a studio. He had, however, become impressed with the use of light and color in paintings by the age of seven or eight, and described how he watched art directors in theaters painting backdrops setting lights. His friend Ted Moore was also a camera assistant in this period when both worked in a camera department run by Freddie Young, who would also become a legendary cinematographer. He worked for Alfred Hitchcock during the filming of The Skin Game (1931).

By 1936 Cardiff had risen to being a camera operator at Denham Studios when the Technicolor Company hired him on the basis of what he told them in interview about the use of light by master painters. This led to his operating camera for the first Technicolor film shot in Britain, Wings of the Morning (1937). He finally was offered the full position of director of photography by Michael Powell for A Matter of Life and Death (1946), ironically working in B&W for the first time in some sequences. His next assignment was on Black Narcissus (1947), where he acknowledged the influence of painters Vermeer and Caravaggio and their use of shadow. He won the Academy Award for best color cinematography for this film. Jack certainly got to travel when it was decided to shoot The African Queen (1951) on location in the Congo. Errol Flynn offered Jack the chance to direct The Story of William Tell (1953) that would star Flynn. It would have been the second film made in CinemaScope had it been completed, but the production ran out of money part way through filming in Switzerland.

It has been said that Marilyn Monroe requested that Jack photograph The Prince and the Showgirl (1957). Although he had already directed some small productions, he had a critical breakthrough with Sons and Lovers (1960). He continued directing other films through the 1960s, including the commercial hit The Mercenaries (1968), but for the most part returned to working for other directors as a very sought-after cinematographer in the 1970s and beyond. He continued to work into the new century, almost until his death. He was made an OBE in 2000 and received a lifetime achievement award at the 73rd Academy Awards. Want to more about him? In this article, we covered Jack Cardiff's net worth, wiki, bio, career, height, weight, pics, family, affairs, car, salary, age, facts, and other details in 2024. So let's get started...

Jack Cardiff Biography

Do you wanna know Jack Cardiff's full Biodata? Jack Cardiff also known as Jack O'Lanter was a Cinematographer, Camera and Electrical Department, and Director. He was born in on September 18, 1914. He was 109 years old. Take a look at the following table for more information.

Name Jack Cardiff
Birthname John George James Gra
Nickname Jack O'Lanter
  • John Cardiff
  • Jack Cardiff OBE FRCA
  • Jack Cardiff OBE
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1914-9-18
Birthplace Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, UK
Date of Death 2009-4-22
Deathplace Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, UK (age-related causes)
Aged 109
Country United Kingdom
Nationality British
Height 1.73 m
Weight KG
Profession Cinematographer, Camera and Electrical Department, and Director

Jack Cardiff Net Worth, and Salary 2024

What is the Networth of Jack Cardiff? What is the income source of Jack Cardiff? We all know that is it almost impossible to say someone's total asset, and how much he or she earns every month. According to the various source, there is an approximate asset that is net worth or net wealth. So what was the networth of Jack Cardiff? The net worth of Jack Cardiff at the time of death was $950,00.

Jack Cardiff Age, and Birthday Info 2024

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Birthday September 18, 1914
Name of the Day Friday
Zodiac Sign (Horoscope) Virgo
Next Birthday 18 September, 2024
Aged 109 years
Place of Birth Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, UK
Country of Birth United Kingdom
Date of death 2009-4-22
Place of death Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, UK (age-related causes)

Jack Cardiff's Height, Weight, and Physical Condition

What is the physical condition of Jack Cardiff? He is no more. He died on April 22, 2009. The cause of the death of Jack Cardiff was age-related causes. How tall was Jack Cardiff? Want to know Jack Cardiff's Height Weight in Feet-Inch or Meter-Centimeter? In this section, we discussed height-weight along with eyes and hair colors. height was 1.73 m., and weight was .

  • Jack Cardiff's Height: 1.73 m.
  • Jack Cardiff's Weight: -

In the below table, you will find the height of Jack Cardiff in Meter, Centimeter, and Feet Inche, & the weight in KG and Pound.

Height In Feet Inches: 5'8"
In Meters: 1.73 m.
Weight In Pound: -
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Jack Cardiff's' Family (Wife, Children, Parents, Siblings, Relatives)

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Marital Status Married
  • Niki Cardiff (19 March 1997 - 22 April 2009) (his death) (1 child)
  • Sylvia Lisette Cecily Manson (5 September 1938 - 27 December 1944) (divorced)
  • Julia Lily Dutton (? - ?) (divorced) (3 children)

Jack Cardiff Facts and Trivia Timeline

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Fond words of remembrance written by lifelong admirer, Martin Scorsese, for "Time" magazine's milestones tribute (Issue: May 11, 2009). Scorsese had previously written the forward to Cardiff's acclaimed autobiography, "Magic Hour: The Life of a Cameraman" (1996).


Saffron Walden, England [June 2008]


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


He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen's 2000 New Year's Honours list for his services to cinematography.


He and writer Peter Yeldham were to produce "The Woman and the Whale", which was scheduled to start shooting in the summer of 1969.


Directed two Oscar nominated performances: Trevor Howard and Mary Ure both for Sons and Lovers (1960).


Was one of the only photographers Marilyn Monroe trusted to make her look beautiful. He took many photos of her during the filming of The Prince and the Showgirl (1957).


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.


Has 4 sons, 1 stepson and 1 stepdaughter: John, Rodney and Peter with first wife Lily and Mason with Niki who is the Mother of Jane and Furgus .

Father of Mason Cardiff

Patron of The Brighton Film School

Cousin of Kay Kendall.

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

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

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

Son of Florence Cardiff.

Jack Cardiff Educational Qualifications

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FAQs about Jack Cardiff

Some FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about Jack Cardiff.

  • What was the Net Worth of Jack Cardiff?

The Net Worth of Jack Cardiff was $950,00.

  • What was the Height of Jack Cardiff?

The height of Jack Cardiff was 1.73 m.

  • Where was the birthplace of Jack Cardiff?

The birthplace of Jack Cardiff was Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, UK.

  • What was the Date of Birth of Jack Cardiff?

The birthday of Jack Cardiff was on 1914-9-18.

  • Was Jack Cardiff Married?

The marital status of Jack Cardiff was: Married


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