Ronald Neame (1911-2010) b. London, England.
Neame’s mother was the actress Ivy Close and his progression to films in 1928 was a matter of course. He worked as an assistant on Hitchcock’s Blackmail, and in 1934 became a lighting cameraman, shooting such films as Major Barbara (1941), In Which We Serve (1942) and Blithe Spirit (1945). He produced several outstanding films of the forties, including Great Expectations (1946) and Oliver Twist (1949), and turned to directing in 1947. His films have always been polished but are occasionally disappointing in content.