2.5.1923 – December 1981
BOB KINDRED BSC
Known as one of Britain’s ace operators, Kindred started like many as a clapper loader and worked on The Red Shoes ((1948) directed by Powell and Pressburger and photographed by Jack Cardiff BSC, graduating to focus puller and finally operator with his first solo credit A Boy Ten Feet Tall (1963) directed by Alexander McKendrick and photographed by Erwin Hillier BSC. He continued with films such as From Russia with Love (1963) directed by Terence Young photographed by Ted Moore BSC, Operation Crossbow (1965) directed by Michael Anderson and photographed by Erwin Hillier BSC.
He operated for Ted Moore BSC on many films including A Man for All Seasons (1966) directed by Fred Zinneman (winning an Oscar for photography), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) directed by Ronald Neame, Diamonds are Forever (1971), Live and Let Die (1973) and The Man With the Golden Gun (1974) all directed by Guy Hamilton.
His last credit is for Victor Victoria (1982) directed by Blake Edwards and photographed by Dick Bush BSC.