Christopher Challis

Christopher Challis

Known for: Camera
Birthday: 1919-03-18
Deathday: 2012-05-31 (93 years old)

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Biography

Christopher George Joseph Challis BSC, FRPS (18 March 1919 – 31 May 2012) was a British cinematographer who worked on more than 70 feature films from the 1940s onwards. His autobiography, Are They Really So Awful?: A Cameraman's Chronicle, was published by Janus Publishing Company (ISBN 1-85756-193-7) in March 1995.

Challis also features in the book Conversations with Cinematographers (Scarecrow Press) by David A. Ellis (2012).

Filmography

All 71

Movies 70

Director 21

Self 3

TV Shows 1

Self – Interviewee
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff

Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)

Movie
Self
A Profile of 'The Red Shoes'

A Profile of 'The Red Shoes' (2000)

Movie
Self
The Making of an Englishman

The Making of an Englishman (1995)

Movie
Director of Photography
Steaming

Steaming (1985)

Movie
Director of Photography
Top Secret!

Top Secret! (1984)

Movie
5.78
Cinematographer
Secrets

Secrets (1983)

Movie
Director of Photography
Evil Under the Sun

Evil Under the Sun (1982)

Movie
6.6
Cinematography
The Making of Agatha Christie's 'Evil Under the Sun'

The Making of Agatha Christie's 'Evil Under the Sun' (1982)

Movie
Director of Photography
The Mirror Crack'd

The Mirror Crack'd (1980)

Movie
Cinematographer
S.O.S. Titanic

S.O.S. Titanic (1980)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Riddle of the Sands

The Riddle of the Sands (1979)

Movie
Director of Photography
Force 10 from Navarone

Force 10 from Navarone (1978)

Movie
5.14
Cinematographer
The Deep

The Deep (1977)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Incredible Sarah

The Incredible Sarah (1976)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Old Curiosity Shop

The Old Curiosity Shop (1975)

Movie
Cinematographer
In This House of Brede

In This House of Brede (1975)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Little Prince

The Little Prince (1974)

Movie
Cinematographer
A War of Children

A War of Children (1972)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Boy Who Turned Yellow

The Boy Who Turned Yellow (1972)

Movie
Cinematographer
Follow Me!

Follow Me! (1972)

Movie
Cinematographer
Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)

Movie
Director of Photography
Catch Me a Spy

Catch Me a Spy (1971)

Movie
Director of Photography
Villain

Villain (1971)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)

Movie
1
Cinematographer
Staircase

Staircase (1969)

Movie
Director of Photography
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

Movie
6.73
Cinematographer
A Dandy in Aspic

A Dandy in Aspic (1968)

Movie
Cinematographer
Two for the Road

Two for the Road (1967)

Movie
Cinematographer
Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope (1966)

Movie
Director of Photography
Arabesque

Arabesque (1966)

Movie
Cinematographer
Return from the Ashes

Return from the Ashes (1965)

Movie
Cinematographer
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965)

Movie
Cinematographer
A Shot in the Dark

A Shot in the Dark (1964)

Movie
5.53
Director of Photography
The Long Ships

The Long Ships (1964)

Movie
Cinematographer
An Evening With The Royal Ballet

An Evening With The Royal Ballet (1963)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Victors

The Victors (1963)

Movie
Director of Photography
H.M.S. Defiant

H.M.S. Defiant (1962)

Movie
Cinematographer
Flame in the Streets

Flame in the Streets (1961)

Movie
Cinematographer
Five Golden Hours

Five Golden Hours (1961)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Grass Is Greener

The Grass Is Greener (1960)

Movie
Cinematographer
Surprise Package

Surprise Package (1960)

Movie
Cinematographer
Never Let Go

Never Let Go (1960)

Movie
Cinematographer
Sink the Bismarck!

Sink the Bismarck! (1960)

Movie
Director of Photography
Blind Date

Blind Date (1959)

Movie
Director of Photography
The Captain's Table

The Captain's Table (1959)

Movie
Director of Photography
Floods of Fear

Floods of Fear (1958)

Movie
Cinematographer
Rooney

Rooney (1958)

Movie
Director of Photography
Windom's Way

Windom's Way (1957)

Movie
Cinematographer
Miracle in Soho

Miracle in Soho (1957)

Movie
Cinematographer
Ill Met by Moonlight

Ill Met by Moonlight (1957)

Movie
Director of Photography
The Spanish Gardener

The Spanish Gardener (1956)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Battle of the River Plate

The Battle of the River Plate (1956)

Movie
Cinematographer
Oh... Rosalinda!!

Oh... Rosalinda!! (1955)

Movie
Director of Photography
Footsteps in the Fog

Footsteps in the Fog (1955)

Movie
Director of Photography
Quentin Durward

Quentin Durward (1955)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Sorcerer's Apprentice

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1955)

Movie
Cinematography
Raising a Riot

Raising a Riot (1955)

Movie
Cinematographer
Malaga

Malaga (1954)

Movie
Cinematographer
Flame and the Flesh

Flame and the Flesh (1954)

Movie
Cinematographer
Saadia

Saadia (1953)

Movie
Cinematographer
Twice Upon a Time

Twice Upon a Time (1953)

Movie
Cinematographer
Genevieve

Genevieve (1953)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan

The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan (1953)

Movie
Director of Photography
24 Hours of a Woman's Life

24 Hours of a Woman's Life (1952)

Movie
Cinematographer
Angels One Five

Angels One Five (1952)

Movie
Director of Photography
The Tales of Hoffmann

The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Elusive Pimpernel

The Elusive Pimpernel (1950)

Movie
Cinematographer
Gone to Earth

Gone to Earth (1950)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Small Back Room

The Small Back Room (1949)

Movie
Director of Photography
The End of the River

The End of the River (1947)

Movie
Cinematographer
In This House of Brede

In This House of Brede

TV Show

Ratings

Average 6.24
Based on 321 Thousand movie and tv ratings over time
1947
1956
1963
1958
2010

Information

Known for
Camera

Gender
Male

Birthday
1919-03-18

Deathday
2012-05-31 (93 years old)

Place of birth
London, United Kingdom

Citizenships
United Kingdom

Also known as
Christopher George Joseph Challis, Christopher G. Challis, Chris Challis

Awards
20th British Academy Film Awards


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