25.2.1921 – 14.2.2011
DOUGLAS ADAMSON BSC
Began his career working at Gainsborough Studios and eventually ended up with MGM British Studios for 20 years as cameraman on 2nd units and deputy to Tom Howard on special photographic effects. In the early sixties, he photographed 2nd unit, for Jack Hildyard BSC on The VIPs (1963) and The Yellow Rolls Royce (1964) both directed by Anthony Asquith, with Harry Waxman BSC on I Thank a Fool (1962) directed by Robert Stevens, with Freddie Young OBE BSC on Gorgo (1961) directed by Eugène Lourié and on the aerial unit of Where Eagles Dare (1968 Directed by Brian Hutton and photographed by Arthur Ibbetson BSC) which was noted for its opening title sequence flying through the Austrian Alps.
He was elected to the BSC in 1971.