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Born in London, England, UK
Died in Chertsey, Surrey, England, UK
Birth NameAlexander Thomson

Mini Bio (1)

Alex Thomson entered the film industry in 1946. He worked as regular camera operator to Nicolas Roeg in the 1960s before becoming a director of photography in 1968. His career suffered a hiatus in the mid 1970s when he was injured after falling off a camera rostrum on the set of Jesus Christ Superstar (1973). He was nominated for an Oscar in 1982 for his cinematography on Excalibur

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Couzens <gjcouzens@btinternet.com>

Spouse (1)

Diana Golding (1963 - 14 June 2007) (his death) (1 child)

Trivia (2)

Alex and Diana's daughter, Chyna Thomson, who worked for many years as her father's assistant, is married to the director Stephen Woolfenden.
Was a member of the British Society of Cinematographers (BSC). Served as President from 1980 to 1982.

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