Gilbert Taylor

British cinematographer

Gilbert Taylor (12 April 1914 – 23 August 2013) was a British cinematographer. He worked on several movies such as Dr. Strangelove, A Hard Day's Night, The Omen and Star Wars.

Gilbert Taylor
Born(1914-04-12)12 April 1914
Died23 August 2013(2013-08-23) (aged 99)

Taylor was born on 12 April 1914 in Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England.

After six years service in World War II as an officer in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, he became an operational cameraman flying in Avro Lancaster bombers, documenting the damage after British bombing raids.

Taylor died on 23 August 2013 in Newport, Isle of Wight from natural causes, aged 99.[1]


  1. "Gilbert Taylor, Star Wars cinematographer, dies aged 99". BBC 23 August 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2013.

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