Saturday, December 18, 2010

RIP Derek Browne

Cinematographer, cameraman Derek V. Browne died on December 16, 2010 from Alzheimers disease. Born in 1927 in Middlesex, England he was 83.

Browne worked on over 60 productions, as a camera operator on such films as “Dark Crystal” (1982), “Memphis Belle” (1990), “Hamlet” (1992), “Journey to the Center of the Earth” (1989) and ater as a cinematographer on “The Phoenix and the Magic Carpet” (1995). Initially elected to the BSC as an Associate Member in 1976 he was later elevated to Full Membership. He leaves a wife Isabel. Browne was cameraman on one Euro-western “Welcome to Blood City” (1977) with Jack Palance.

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