Gilbert Taylor (I) (1914–2013)

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Gilbert Taylor was born on April 21, 1914 in Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Flash Gordon (1980) and The Omen (1976). He was married to Dee Taylor. He died on August 23, 2013 in Newport, Isle of Wight, England. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Flash Gordon Cinematographer
The Omen Cinematographer
Repulsion Cinematographer


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 1997 Monopoly Star Wars (Video Game)
 1984 Voyage of the Rock Aliens (as Gil Taylor)
 1984 Lassiter (as Gil Taylor)
 1983 Losin' It (as Gil Taylor)
 1982 Duran Duran: The Chauffeur (Video short)
 1981 Venom (director of photography)
 1981 Green Ice (director of photography)
 1980 Flash Gordon (director of photography - as Gil Taylor)
 1979 Dracula (director of photography)
 1979 Escape to Athena (director of photography - as Gil Taylor)
 1978 Breaking Up (TV Movie) (as Gil Taylor)
 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (director of photography)
 1976 The Omen (director of photography)
 1974 Undercovers Hero (director of photography)
 1973 Macbeth - Power and Corruption (Polanski's the Tragedy of Macbeth) (Documentary short) (as Gil Taylor)
  The Pathfinders (TV Series) (3 episodes, 1972) (director of photography - 1 episode, 1973)
- Sweets from a Stranger (1973) ... (director of photography)
- Jonah Man (1972)
 1972 Frenzy (director of photography - as Gil Taylor)
 1971 Macbeth (director of photography - as Gil Taylor)
 1969 A Nice Girl Like Me (as Gil Taylor)
 1969 My Partner the Ghost (TV Series) (1 episode)
- My Late Lamented Friend and Partner (1969) ... (as Gil Taylor)
  The Avengers (TV Series) (1 episode, 1966) (director of photography - 7 episodes, 1968 - 1969)
- Homicide and Old Lace (1969) ... (director of photography)
- Get-A-Way! (1968) ... (director of photography)
- Split! (1968) ... (director of photography)
- Invasion of the Earthmen (1968) ... (director of photography)
 1968 Before Winter Comes (director of photography)
 1967 The Man Outside (as Gil Taylor)
 1967 Theatre of Death (director of photography)
 1966-1967 The Baron (TV Series) (director of photography - 13 episodes)
- The Long Long Day (1967) ... (director of photography - as Gil Taylor)
- So Dark the Night (1967) ... (director of photography - as Gil Taylor)
- Long Ago and Far Away (1967) ... (director of photography - as Gil Taylor)
- The Edge of Fear (1967) ... (director of photography - as Gil Taylor)
- Night of the Hunter (1967) ... (director of photography - as Gil Taylor)
 1966 Cul-de-sac
 1965 The Man in a Looking Glass (TV Movie)
 1965 The Bedford Incident (director of photography)
 1965 Repulsion (director of photography)
 1964 A Hard Day's Night (director of photography)
 1964 Hide and Seek
 1963 The Punch and Judy Man (director of photography)
 1962 A Prize of Arms (photographed by)
 1962 Ring-A-Ding Rhythm! (director of photography)
 1960 Stop Me Before I Kill! (director of photography)
 1960 Bottoms Up (director of photography)
 1959 No Trees in the Street (director of photography)
 1958 Ice Cold in Alex (director of photography)
 1957 Woman in a Dressing Gown (director of photography)
 1957 The Good Companions (photographed by)
 1956 It's Great to Be Young! (director of photography)
 1956 Blonde Sinner (director of photography)
 1954 Trouble in the Glen (uncredited)
 1953 Sailor of the King (director of photography)
 1953 The Yellow Balloon (director of photography)
 1951 High Treason
 1950 Seven Days to Noon (director of photography)
 1948 The Outsider (director of photography)
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[Re Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and George Lucas who...] avoided all meetings and contact with me from Day 1, so I read the extra-long script many times and made my own decisions as to how I would shoot the picture. See more »


Spent six years during World War II with the RAF Volunteer Reserve, shooting footage of night time bombing raids over Germany. See more »

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