YOUNG, FREDDIE

Entry Source: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin


(October 9, 1902–December 1, 1998): Three-time Academy Award–winning British cinematographer whose exquisite work can be viewed in You Only Live Twice. He was part of the new team brought in by producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman to freshen up the series in 1966.

A London native, Young made his motion picture debut as a film development technician on the silent film fantasy The First Men in the Moon (1919). Three years later, he was a camera assistant on director W. P. Kellino’s adventure Rob Roy (1922), another silent. He made his debut as a director of photography on M. A. Wetherell’s silent war drama Victory (1928). His sound debut as a DP was on Victor Saville’s wartime adventure film The W Plan (1930). Young received his Academy Awards for Best Cinematography for Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), and Ryan’s Daughter (1970), all directed by David Lean. He also received Oscar nominations for Ivanhoe (1952) and Nicholas and Alexandra (1971).