25.10.1922 - 7.10.2005
Photo Caption: Ken Hodges BSC right of frame, Peter Medak (dir) behind.
KEN HODGES BSC
Started as an assistant cameraman at Nettlefold Studios in 1947 on The Hills of Donegal (directed by John Argyle, photographed by Geoffrey Faithfull) progressing to camera operator by 1949 on Three Bags Full (directed by John Baxter, photographed by Arthur Grant BSC) and operated for several different cameraman until the short film On The Twelfth Day (1955 directed by Wendy Toye). He then started lighting filmed television series such as The Buccaneers, The Adventures of Sir Lancelot, Sword of Freedom, Four Just Men, The Adventures of Robin Hood, etc. In 1972 he photographed the acclaimed A Day in the Life of Joe Egg and The Ruling Class (1972 starring Peter O’Toole) both directed by Peter Medak. A number of low budget comedies followed including Confessions of a Driving Instructor (1976 directed by Norman Cohen).
His last feature credit is for The Odd Job (1978 directed by Peter Medak) but after a long gap he was lighting cameraman for a video production of Robin Hood: The Movie (1991 directed by Terence Fisher) based on the TV series he had photographed in the seventies.