Ronald Neame

Cinematographer, Director, Producer

Cinematographer, Director, Producer


A British filmmaker who, over the years, worked as assistant director, cinematographer, producer, writer and ultimately director, Ronald Neame was born on April 23, 1911. His father, Elwin Neame, was a film director and his mother, Ivy Close, was a film star. During the 1920s, he started working at famous Elstree Studios. One of his first jobs was...
Birth date
1911-04-23
Death date
2010-06-16
Awards
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations.

Known For


Golden Salamander
Golden Salamander
Director (1950)
Great Expectations
Great Expectations
Producer (1946)
Escape from Zahrain
Escape from Zahrain
Director (1962)
The Poseidon Adventure
The Poseidon Adventure
Director (1972)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
CinematographerBlithe Spirit
(photographed in Technicolor by)
1945
CinematographerThis Happy Breed
(photographed in Technicolor by)
1944
CinematographerIn Which We Serve
(photographed by)
1942
CinematographerOne of Our Aircraft Is Missing
(photographer)
1942
CinematographerMajor Barbara
(photographed by)
1941
CinematographerSaloon Bar
(photography)
1940
CinematographerTo Hell with Hitler
(photography)
1940
CinematographerReturn to Yesterday
(photography)
1940
CinematographerCome on George!
(photography)
1939
CinematographerYoung Man's Fancy
(photography)
1939
CinematographerCheer Boys Cheer
(photography)
1939
CinematographerThe Secret Four
(photography)
1939
CinematographerTrouble Brewing
(photography)
1939
CinematographerLet's Be Famous
(photography)
1939
CinematographerSecond Thoughts1938
CinematographerThe Ware Case
(photography)
1938
CinematographerThe Phantom Strikes
(photography)
1938
CinematographerGeorge Takes the Air1938
CinematographerPenny Paradise1938
CinematographerWho Goes Next
(photographer)
1938
CinematographerMurder in the Family1938
CinematographerI See Ice!
(photography)
1938
CinematographerMember of the Jury1937
CinematographerAgainst the Tide1937
CinematographerKeep Fit
(uncredited)
1937
CinematographerDangerous Secrets1937
CinematographerCatch As Catch Can1937
CinematographerVariety Hour1937
CinematographerFeather Your Nest1937
CinematographerStrange Experiment1937
CinematographerDanger in Paris1937
CinematographerReasonable Doubt1936
CinematographerThe Scarab Murder Case1936
CinematographerRadio Lover1936
CinematographerA Star Fell from Heaven1936
CinematographerThe Crimes of Stephen Hawke
(as Ronnie Neame)
1936
CinematographerOnce in a Million1936
CinematographerMusic Hath Charms
(uncredited)
1936/II
CinematographerKing of the Castle1936
CinematographerThe Improper Duchess1936
CinematographerInvitation to the Waltz1935
CinematographerHonours Easy1935
CinematographerJoy Ride1935
CinematographerDrake the Pirate1935
CinematographerGirls Will Be Boys1934
CinematographerGive Her a Ring1934
CinematographerHappy1933
RoleTitleYear
DirectorThe Magic Balloon
(Short)
1990
DirectorForeign Body1986
DirectorFirst Monday in October1981
DirectorHopscotch1980
DirectorMeteor1979
DirectorThe Odessa File
(directed by)
1974
DirectorThe Poseidon Adventure1972
DirectorScrooge1970
DirectorHello-Goodbye
(: (uncredited; fired, replaced by Jean Negulesco - uncredited)
1970
DirectorThe Prime of Miss Jean Brodie1969
DirectorPrudence and the Pill
(uncredited)
1968
DirectorGambit1966
DirectorA Man Could Get Killed1966
DirectorMister Moses1965
DirectorThe Chalk Garden1964
DirectorI Could Go on Singing1963
DirectorEscape from Zahrain1962
DirectorTunes of Glory1960
DirectorThe Horse's Mouth1958
DirectorWindom's Way1957
DirectorThe Seventh Sin1957
DirectorThe Man Who Never Was1956
DirectorMan with a Million1954
DirectorThe Promoter1952
DirectorGolden Salamander1950
DirectorTake My Life1947
RoleTitleYear
ProducerEscape from Zahrain
(producer)
1962
ProducerThe Horse's Mouth
(producer)
1958
ProducerThe Magic Box
(producer)
1951
ProducerGolden Salamander
(A Ronald Neame Production)
1950
ProducerThe Passionate Friends
(producer)
1949
ProducerOliver Twist
(producer)
1948
ProducerGreat Expectations
(producer)
1946
ProducerBrief Encounter
(producer - uncredited)
1945
ProducerThis Happy Breed
(associate producer - uncredited)
1944
RoleTitleYear
WriterThe Magic Balloon
(Short)
1990
WriterGolden Salamander
(screenplay)
1950
WriterGreat Expectations
(adapted for the screen by)
1946
WriterBrief Encounter
(uncredited)
1945
WriterBlithe Spirit
(adapted for the screen by)
1945
WriterThis Happy Breed
(adapted for the screen by)
1944
RoleTitleYear
Camera and Electrical DepartmentBrief Encounter
(director of photography: additional photography - uncredited)
1945
Camera and Electrical DepartmentA Yank in the R.A.F.
(camera operator: flying sequences)
1941
Camera and Electrical DepartmentThe Camels Are Coming
(camera operator - uncredited)
1934
Camera and Electrical DepartmentBlackmail
(assistant camera - uncredited)
1929
Camera and Electrical DepartmentToni
(camera operator - uncredited)
1928
RoleTitleYear
ActorFirst Monday in October
Speaker Over PA System at tennis court (voice, uncredited)
1981
ActorMeteor
British Representative
1979
RoleTitleYear
Production managerBrief Encounter
(in charge of production)
1945
RoleTitleYear
Additional CrewThe Horse's Mouth
(presenter)
1958
RoleTitleYear
ThanksThe Golden Age
(Video documentary short) (special thanks - as Ronnie Neame)
2012
RoleTitleYear
SelfBritish Film Forever
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - Sauce, Satire and Silliness: The Story of British Comedy (2007) ... Self (as Ronald Neame CBE) - Bullets, Bombs and Bridges: The Story of the War Film (2007) ... Self (as Ronald Neame CBE) - Corsets, Cleavage and Country Houses: The Story of British Costume Drama (2007) ... Self (as Ronald Neame CBE) - Longing, Loving and Leg-Overs: The Story of British Romance (2007) ... Self (as Ronald Neame CBE) - Guns, Gangsters and Getaways: The Story of the British Crime Thriller (2007) ... Self (as Ronald Neame CBE)
2007
SelfThe Poseidon Adventure: Conversations with Ronald Neame
(Video short) Self
2006
Self2005 BAFTA/LA Cunard Britannia Awards
(TV Special) Self
2005
SelfCult Culture: The Poseidon Adventure
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2003
SelfArena
(TV Series documentary) Self - Alec Guinness: A Secret Man (2003) ... Self
2003
SelfHopscotch: Interview with Director Ronald Neame and Screenwriter Brian Garfield
(Video documentary short) Self
2002
SelfBackstory
(TV Series documentary) Self - The Poseidon Adventure Backstory (2001) ... Self - The Poseidon Adventure (2000) ... Self
2000-2001
SelfBiography
(TV Series documentary) Self - Shelley Winters: Full Disclosure (2001) ... Self
2001
SelfE! True Hollywood Story
(TV Series documentary) Self - Last Days of Judy Garland (2001) ... Self
2001
SelfA Profile of 'Brief Encounter'
(Video documentary short) Self
2000
SelfA Profile of 'In Which We Serve'
(Video documentary short) Self
2000
SelfA Profile of 'Oliver Twist'
(Video documentary short) Self
2000
SelfHitchcock: Shadow of a Genius
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1999
SelfReputations
(TV Series documentary) Self - Assistant Cameraman, Blackmail - Hitch: Alfred the Great (1999) ... Self - Assistant Cameraman, Blackmail
1999
SelfAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood (1998) ... Self
1998
SelfLights, Camera, Action!: A Century of the Cinema
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - What Price Hollywood? (1996) ... Self - The Sound of Music (1996) ... Self - The Greatest Show on Earth (1996) ... Self
1996
SelfCinema Europe: The Other Hollywood
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - End of an Era (1995) ... Self - Opportunity Lost (1995) ... Self
1995
SelfThis Is Your Life
(TV Series documentary) Self - Roddy McDowall (1993) ... Self
1993
SelfOnce in A Lifetime...
(TV Series documentary) Self - Extra Special - Margaret Lacey (1988) ... Self
1988
SelfThe Film Society Of Lincoln Center Annual Gala Tribute to Alec Guinness
(TV Movie) Self - Speaker
1987
SelfOmnibus
(TV Series documentary) Self - Interviewee - Made in Ealing (1986) ... Self - Interviewee
1986
SelfThe Golden Gong
(TV Movie documentary) Self -Interviewee
1985
SelfThe South Bank Show
(TV Series documentary) Self - David Lean: A Life in Film (1985) ... Self
1985
SelfDinah!
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 14 September 1979 (1979) ... Self
1979
SelfThe Return of the Movie Movie
(Documentary short) Self (uncredited)
1972
SelfFilm Night
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 6 November 1970 (1970) ... Self
1970
SelfHollywood Preview
(TV Series) Self - Director - Episode #1.23 (1956) ... Self - Director
1956
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageThe 83rd Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Memorial Tribute
2011
Archive footageThe Orange British Academy Film Awards
(TV Special) Self - Memorial Tribute
2011
Archive footageThe Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1995