Guy Green (filmmaker)

Guy Green (born 15 November 1913 in Somerset, UK, † September 15, 2005 in Los Angeles, USA ) was a British cinematographer, director, screenwriter and Oscar winner.


Green began his career in Britain and was co-founder of the British Society of Cinematographer.

Guy Green has led the camera in 16 major international films. For his camera work in David Lean's adaptation of Charles Dickens ' Great Expectations ( Great Expectations ), he was in 1946 awarded the Oscar. After 24 films as a cinematographer, he moved in the 1950s to the director's chair.

In 17 films, such as the war film The Black Devils of El Alamein (Sea of ​​Sand, 1950 ) and the worker's film angry silence ( The Angry Silence, 1960), which won the International Critics Prize at the Berlin Film Festival, he has directed. Likewise, in the Romance of the Other Woman (A Walk In The Spring Rain, 1969) and in Europe and the U.S., much praised film Stigmatized ( The Mark, 1960) with Rod Steiger. In several films, he collaborated with Richard Attenborough.

Since the 1960s, Guy Green only engaged in Hollywood and made especially for-television movies. For the film A Patch of Blue ( A Patch of Blue ) with Sidney Poitier 1965 he was awarded for the screenplay and directed a Golden Globe nomination. Shelley Winters won for her role in this film an Oscar as best supporting actress.

In 2004 he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire. Guy Green died at his home in Beverly Hills from heart and kidney failure.