Ronnie Taylor Dies: Oscar-Winning ‘Gandhi’ Cinematographer Was 93

Ronnie Taylor, the British cinematographer who shared an Oscar for Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi and whose collaborations with that director and Ken Russell produced some of the most memorable films of their eras, died August 3 in Ibiza.

He was 93 and had suffered a stroke months earlier.His death was announced by The British Society of Cinematographers, where Taylor served as president from 1990-1992.In addition to Gandhi, Taylor’s work with Attenborough includes 1985’s A Chorus Line and 1987’s Cry Freedom.

Earlier, Taylor had served as camera operator on Attenborough’s Oh! What a Lovely War in 1969 and the 1972 Churchill biopic Young Winston starring Simon Ward in the title role.As cinematographer, Taylor’s trio of Russell collaborations are The Devils (1971), Savage Messiah (1972) and Tommy (1975).According to the Bsc, Taylor began his film career as a clapper boy on 1942’s The Young Mr.

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