Chris Menges

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Birthday
15, 1940
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
England

About

Known for his Academy Award-winning work on both the 1984 film The Killing Fields and the 1986 movie The Mission, this British cinematographer also served as Director of Photography on films such as Local Hero (for which he earned a 1983 BAFTA nomination) and The Boxer.

Before Fame

During the 1960s, he operated the camera for several Adrian Cowell-directed documentary films. He made his debut as Director of Photography on the 1969 film Kes.

Trivia

A director as well as a cinematographer, he worked in the former capacity on such 1980s and 1990s films as A World Apart, The Lost Son, and Second Best.

Family Life

He grew up in Kington, Herefordshire, England, as the son of the renowned composer and orchestral conductor Herbert Menges.

Associated With

He directed Goldie Hawn and Steve Buscemi in the 1992 feature CrissCross.