Allan Cameron

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Allan Cameron (born April 1, 1944 in Oxford , Great Britain ) is a British film architect who has worked in numerous Hollywood films.


Cameron received artistic training at Oxford Art School, the University of Birmingham and London's Royal College of Art . He gained his first professional experience as an artistic designer of commercials . At the beginning of the 1970s, Cameron switched to television as a production designer . For his work on the multi-part series Edward & Mrs. Simpson , he was awarded the British BAFTA Film Prize in 1979 in the Best Production Design category.

Allan Cameron has been concentrating on his design work for cinema films since the early 1980s. As chief architect, he soon designed a wealth of high-quality and expensively produced A-productions, including several well-designed films such as The Beloved of the French Lieutenant and Lady Jane - Queen for Nine Days . Cameron received another BAFTA nomination in 1985 for his work on the 1984 remake of George Orwell's . In the same year he had his final breakthrough with his drafts for the action film Highlander - There can only be one who should prove to be a veritable box office success.

Allan Cameron then moved to the USA. In Hollywood he designed buildings for high-class entertainment flicks throughout. His works cover a wide range of artists. Cameron created a prehistoric fantasy world in Willow and revived the pioneering age of the Wild West in In a Land Far Away. In 1992 Cameron evoked the petty bourgeois narrowness in Nazi Hamburg of the 30s with his decorations , against which the Swing Kids tried to rebel, and two years later he created Rudyard Kipling's animal kingdom in a remake of the jungle book . In 1996, Cameron's designs shaped the futuristic world of the Starship Troopers . A year later, Cameron returned home to direct a James Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies , as a set designer. In 1998 and 2000 he again designed the buildings for two new Mummy films, in 2005 and 2008 the sets for the two Dan Brown adaptations The Da Vinci Code - Da Vinci Code and Illuminati with Tom Hanks .


As chief architect for the cinema, unless otherwise stated:


  • Kay Less : The film's great personal dictionary . The actors, directors, cameramen, producers, composers, screenwriters, film architects, outfitters, costume designers, editors, sound engineers, make-up artists and special effects designers of the 20th century. Volume 1: A - C. Erik Aaes - Jack Carson. Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, Berlin 2001, ISBN 3-89602-340-3 , p. 649.

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