Harry George Gillard ('Gill')(1919-1980), Photographer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist of 3 portraits
Known as 'Gill' in the industry, Harry Gillard was trained as a photographer by the Fleet Air Arm and was on air reconnaissance throughout the Second World War. On leaving the forces, he was employed by Rank Organisation based at Pinewood Studios, during the 'Golden Era' of British Cinema, remaining there until the department closed in 1970. He worked as a stills cameraman on many films including 'Carry On' films and classics such as The Importance of Being Ernest (1952), A Town Like Alice (1956), Whistle Down the Wind (1961), Billy Liar (1963) and The Italian Job (1969). Two of his photographs were included in Stars of the British Screen at the Gallery in 1986.
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