1923 - 20.1.2000
Photo caption: Jack Atcheler BSC next to the camera plus producer, David Croft on Are You Being Served? 1977
JACK ATCHELER BSC
Jack worked his way through the industry starting a clapper loader ca. 1941, then focus puller and to one of Britain’s top camera operators working on such films as: A Town Like Alice (1956) directed by Jack Lee, photographed by Geoff Unsworth BSC, The Savage Innocents (1960) directed by Nicholas Ray, photographed by Peter Hennessy and Aldo Tonti, Billy Liar (1963) directed by John Schlesinger, photographed by Denys Coop BSC, The Cardinal (1963) directed by Otto Preminger, photographed by Leon Shamroy ASC, 633 Squadron (1964) directed by Walter Grauman, photographed by Edward Scaife BSC, A Hard Day’s Night (1964) directed by Richard Lester, photographed by Gil Taylor BSC, Young Cassidy (1965) directed by John Ford and Jack Cardiff, photographed by Edward Scaife BSC, Khartoum (1966) directed by Basil Dearden & Eliot Elisofon, photographed by Edward Scaife BSC.
Shortly after became director of photography with some less distinguished credits such as: Horror House, Zeta One, Don’t Just Lie There Say Something, Spanish Fly and Are you Being Served?