Jack Cardiff dies at 94

April 23rd, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

The British Film Institute said, Jack Cardiff, the Oscar-winning British cinematographer died aged 94.

Cardiff won his cinematography Oscar for the 1947 film ‘Black Narcissus’, which was directed by legendary duo Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

He also receive two more nominations in the same category for ‘War and Peace’ in 1956 and ‘Fanny’ in 1961. Being nominated as a director for his 1960 adaptation of D H Lawrence’s ‘Sons and Lovers’.

In 2001, his body of work was honoured with an Oscar for his lifetime contribution to the art of cinematography. Cardiff is survived by his wife Nikki and their son Mason, as well as sons John, Rodney and Peter from a previous marriage.

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