May 20, 2022

JOHN MASKALL, Associate BSC 14.3.1944 – 12.5.2022


We were very sad to hear the news of the passing of JOHN MASKALL Associate BSC.  Elected to Associate BSC membership in 1991, John was a valued member of the Society.  Robin Vidgeon BSC writes in tribute below.


It is with great  sadness I have to report that JOHN MASKALL ASSOC BSC passed away overnight in hospital on May 12th.

John was one of the country’s top film camera  operators , having worked on over 40 major tv series and various feature films including the following.

‘The Sweeney’ (various), ‘Rough Diamond’ (2005-7), ‘A Touch of Frost’ (1999-2010), ‘Brides in the Bath’ (2003), ‘Inspector Morse’ (1992, ‘Poirot’ (1989), ‘Minder’ (1980-1986) and a host of others.    

 His feature work included.

‘Mandela’ (1987), ‘Empire of the Sun’ (1987), ‘Event Horizon’ (1997)

In 1969 he enjoyed his first job as Assistant Cameraman on the Documentary ‘The Battle for the Battle of Britain’

I had the great pleasure of working with John on many occasions over 15 years. He was a great operator, technician and friend to all who knew him and worked with him.


Robin Vidgeon BSC