Billy Williams (cinematographer)

British cinematographer

Billy Williams OBE, BSC (born 3 June 1929) is a British cinematographer.[1][2] He was born in London.

Williams is known for his works for Women in Love (1969), Gandhi (1982), for which he won an Oscar, and On Golden Pond (1981).[3] He worked in the RAF as a photographer. On leaving the RAF he got a job with British Transport Films (BTF), filming all forms of transportation.[4]

Williams retired on New Year's Day 1996. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2009 Birthday Honours.


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