BSC Members Roster – Past Full Accredited

Alan Hume BSC

Category: Past Full Accredited

Role: Cinematographer

Website: IMDb

16.10.1924 -13.7.2010


Alan Hume arrived at Denham Film Studios in 1942, and worked for Cineguild Productions during the late 1940s. His early credits as a camera assistant, prior to being called up to the Royal Navy and Fleet Air Arm during the Second World War, included Oliver Twist (1948) Directed by David Lean and photographed by Guy Green BSC and The First of the Few (1942) directed by Lesie Howard and photographed by Georges Périnal BSC.

Post-war, he served as a camera operator on second unit for Great Expectations (1946), focus puller on Madeleine (1950) directed by David Lean and photographed by Guy green BSC and camera operator on The End of the Affair (1955) directed by Edward Dmytryk and photographed by Wilkie Cooper BSC. During the 1960s, he was a camera operator for the successful Carry On comedy films, beginning with 1958's Carry On Sergeant directed by Gerald Thomas and photographed by Peter Hennessy; later, Hume alternated with Ernest Steward in the position of the series' regular director of photography.

Hume's other cinematographic work during the 1960s included the horror films The Kiss of the Vampire (1962, for Hammer Films) directed by Don Sharp and Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965, for Amicus Productions) directed by Freddie Francis BSC. Among his later films were Checkered Flag or Crash (1977) directed by Alan Gibson, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983) directed by Richard Marquand, For Your Eyes Only (1981) and A View to a Kill (1985) both directed by John Glen, Runaway Train (1985) directed by Andrey Konchalovskiy, A Fish Called Wanda (1988)directed by Charles Crichton and Shirley Valentine (1990) directed by Lewis Gilbert.

Elected to the BSC in 1964, Alan worked tirelessly for the Society, accumulating 22 years of service on the board, acting as President between 1969-1971.