23 Apr 2009

Film-maker Jack Cardiff dies aged 94

3:14 pm on 23 April 2009

Oscar-winning British cinematographer Jack Cardiff, who was also nominated as a director, died aged 94 on Wednesday.

He won his cinematography Oscar for the 1947 film Black Narcissus, which was directed by the legendary duo of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

Jack Cardiff received two more nominations in the same category for War and Peace in 1956 and Fanny in 1961.

As a director, he was Oscar-nominated for his 1960 adaptation of D. H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers.