KENNETH MacMILLAN

 

Born: 16 June 1939, London, UK.

Education: London School of Printing and Graphic Arts [now London College of Communication] [1957-59; commercial and fashion photography].

Career: Started working for Victor M. Gover Productions [London] and in Lagos, Nigeria, ph advertising stills and TV commercials. Joined the BBC Film Unit at Ealing Studios in 1961 as ph of drama prods and doc's. Left the BBC in 1986 and became freelance.

Retired in 2006.

Was a member [now honorary member] of the BSC. Member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences [Hollywood].

Appeared in the doc 'A Little Touch of Harry: The Making of Henry V' [1989, Mary Gwatkin; ph: Peter Harvey & Dave Chilton].

Awards: BAFTA TV Technical Craft Award nom [1977] for 'Royal Heritage'; BAFTA TV Award [1982] for 'Smiley's People'; BAFTA TV Award nom [1986] for 'Bleak House'; BAFTA TV Award nom [1987] for 'Hotel du Lac' and 'The Day After the Fair'; BAFTA Film Award nom [1990] for 'Henry V'; CableACE Award [1994] for 'Zelda'.


 

 FILMS

1986

A Month in the Country [Pat O'Connor] c

1987

A Summer Story [Piers Haggard] c

1987

Making Waves [Jenny Wilkes] c; short/12m; also part of Channel 4 tv-series 'Short and Curlies'

1988

Tree of Hands/Innocent Victim [Giles Foster] c

1988

Henry V [Kenneth Branagh] c

1990

King Ralph [David S. Ward] c

1991

Rush [Lili Fini Zanuck] c

1991

Of Mice and Men [Gary Sinise] c; 2uc: Alan Caso

1993

Lassie [Daniel Petrie] c

1994

Circle of Friends [Pat O'Connor] c; addph: Seamus Corcoran

1996

Inventing the Abbotts [Pat O'Connor] c; addph: Michael Ferris; aph: Frank Holgate

1996

Almost Heroes/Edwards and Hunt [Christopher Guest] c; cph: Adam Kimmel; addph: Jeffrey Jur; 2uc: Alan Caso & Brian Sullivan

1997

Dancing at Lughnasa [Pat O'Connor] c

1999

The Shrink Is In [Richard Benjamin] c; aph: David B. Nowell

 

 TELEVISION [for BBC-tv until 1986]

1969

Something Beautiful for God: Mother Teresa of Calcutta [Peter Chafer] doc/52m/16mm

1970

Paul - Envoy Extraordinary [Peter Chafer] 5-part doc series (1971)

1971

Introduction to Music [ep 'The Instruments of the Orchestra' exec prod by Peter Scroggs] mus doc/?m; co-c.op: Hugh Miles & Colin Deehan; ep series 'Humanities: A Foundation Course'; for Open University

1971

Pablo Picasso [prod: Lorna Pegram] doc/70m; cph: Ken Morse

1971

Music on 2: Great Orchestras of the World [ep (55m) 'The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra' prod by Ian Engelmann] series

 

 

1972

America - A Personal History of the United States by Alistair Cooke [ep #1 'The First Impact' dir by Ann Turner (AT), #2 'The New Found Land' dir by Michael Gill (MG), #3 'Home from Home' dir by AT, #4 'Making a Revolution' dir by MG, #5 'Inventing a Nation' dir by MG, #7 'A Fireball in the Night' dir by MG, #9 'Money on the Land' dir David Heycock (DH), #10 'The Huddled Masses' dir by DH & #13 'The More Abundant Life' dir by MG] 13-part doc series/b&w-c, 1972-73; cph (#2): John Wyatt; other ph: A. A. Englander (#6 & 8), Philip Méheux (#11-12) & John Wyatt (#11-12)

1972

The Reporters [Michael Apted] tvm/75m; ep #43 of 307-part drama anthology series 'Play for Today', 1970-84; 3rd season, 1972-73

1972

Taizé - A Place for Today [prod: Shirley du Boulay] doc/40m

1973

The Ape Man That Never Was - The Rise and Fall of the Sussex Missing Link [Paul Jordan] doc/b&w-c/49m; as Kenneth McMillan; ep series 'Chronicle'

1973

K.M. & L.M.: The Claims of Friendship [Tristram Powell] doc/50m

1973

His Majesty's Surveyor [prod: Ann Turner] doc/50m/16mm

1973

Writers' Houses [ep #5 'Rudyard Kipling Lived Here' dir by Julia Cave] 5-part (x 15m) doc series

1973

Mummy and Daddy [Barry Davis] tvm/70m; ep #75 of 307-part drama anthology series 'Play for Today', 1970-84; 4th season, 1973-74

1973

Blackpool Out of Season [prod: John Bird] mus doc/25m; ep series 'The Camera and the Song'

1974

The Mighty Continent [Peter Morley] 13-part doc series, 1974-75

1974

The Jean Rhys Woman [Tristram Powell] doc + dram seq/55m; ep series 'Omnibus'

1974

Heidi [June Wyndham-Davies] 6-part series; ph film seq; repeated in 1975 as 3-part series

1974

X-ploitation [James Kenelm Clarke] doc/50m; ep series 'Man Alive' (1975)

1975

Spirit of the Age [ep #1 'The Medieval World' prod by John Drummond & #2 'A New Heaven, a New Earth: The Tudor Renaissance' prod by David Cheshire] 8-part (x 50m) doc series; other ph: Ian Stone (#3), Kenneth Lowe (#4), Henry Farrar (#5), Bill Matthews (#6), Godfrey Johnson (#7) & Philip Bonham-Carter (#8)

1975

The Changing Face of Medicine [ep #2 'Mysteries' dir by Christopher Sykes] 3-part (x 50m) doc series

1975

Porridge [ep #11 'The Harder They Fall' dir by Sydney Lotterby] pilot (1973) + 20-part series, 1974-77; 2nd season, 1975-76 (8 ep)

1975

Doctor Who [ep #81 (4 parts) 'Planet of Evil' dir by David Maloney] series (159 ep in 700 parts), 1963-89/b&w-c; 13th season/c; cph: Stan Speel

1976

The Spirit of the Land [Colin Nears] doc/50m; cph: John Hooper & John Else; rostrum ph: Ivor Richardson; ep series 'Omnibus'

1976

Royal Heritage [ep #1 'The Medieval Kings' dir by Michael Gill (MG), #2 'The Tudors' dir by Ann Turner (AT), #3 'Charles I' dir by David Heycock (DH), #4 'The Stuarts Restored' dir by DH, #6 'George IV' prod by MG, #7 'Victoria and Albert' dir by AT, #8 'Victoria, Queen and Empress' dir by AT & #9 'Edward VII and the House of Windsor' prod by MG] 9-part doc series, 1977; other ph (#5 'The First Three Georges'): Henry Farrar; ep #9 was revised in 1981; ep #10 ('The Queen and Prince Philip' dir by Ann Turner and ph by Henry Farrar) was added in 1980

1976

The Key to the Land of Silence [Anna Benson Gyles] doc/50m; cph: Peter Hall; ep series 'Chronicle' (1977)

1977

In Performance - The Camden Jazz Festival [Robin Lough] mus doc/89m; cph: Peter Bartlett & Ian Stone; ep arts series 'The Lively Arts'

1977

Two Faces of Seville [Clem Vallance] doc/50m; ep doc series 'The World About Us'

1977

Target [ep #5 'Van Draggers' dir by Francis Megahy, #6 'Lady Luck' dir by Terry Green, #7 'Set Up' dir by Jim Goddard & #9 'Carve Up' dir by Ben Bolt] 17-part police drama series/16mm, 1977 & 1978; 1st series, 1977 (9 ep); other ph: Fred Hamilton

1977

The Obelisk [Giles Foster] tvm/29m; ep drama anthology series 'Premiere'

1977

Scars of Autumn - A Journey Back to Poland [prod: Peter Foges] doc/45m (1978)

1978

Target [ep #10 'Rogues' Gallery' dir by Mike Vardy, #11 'A Good and Faithful Woman' dir by Ben Bolt & #17 'The Run' dir by Terry Green] 2nd series, 1978 (8 ep); see 1977

1978

Wuthering Heights [Peter Hammond] 5-part miniseries

1978

The Great Double Bass Race [prod: David Buckton] mus doc/63m; cph: John Goodyer (1979)

1978

My Son, My Son [Peter Cregeen] 8-part miniseries, 1979; other ph: Nigel Walters

1979

Crime and Punishment [Michael Darlow] 3-part miniseries

1979

The Victoria and Albert Museum at Work [prod: Julia Matheson] doc/48m; cph: John Adderley & Philip Bonham-Carter; ep series 'Treasure Keepers'

1979

A Hole in Babylon [Horace Ové] tvm/70m; ep #204 of 307-part drama anthology series 'Play for Today', 1970-84; 10th season, 1979-80

1979

That Crazy Woman [Bill Craske] tvm/55m; ep #215 of 307-part drama anthology series 'Play for Today', 1970-84; 10th season, 1979-80

1979

Over There [Chris Lovett] tvm/35m; ep drama anthology series 'Premiere'

1979

Last of the Summer Wine [Christmas Special 'And a Dewhurst Up a Fir Tree' dir by Sydney Lotterby] pilot + 294-part series + specials/16mm, 1973-2010; 5th season, 1979; ph film seq

1979

James Burke - The Real Thing [ep #2 'This Way Up' prod by Mick Jackson] 6-part (x 29m) doc + dram seq series, 1980; other ph (+ cph #2): David Feig

1980

Discoveries [ep #1 'The Fortress on the Nile' dir by Derrick Amoore & Ron Johnston] 4-part (x 90m) doc series

1980

Star Wars - Music by John Williams [prod: David Buckton] mus doc/59m; add c.op: Bill Dudman & Paul Houlston

1980

Parrots, Bees, Ducks and Finches [Christopher Swann] doc/50m; ep series 'Omnibus' (1981)

1980

Escape [ep #5 'The Cartland Murder' dir by John Bird] 6-part (x 50m) series

1981

The Borgias [Brian Farnham] 10-part miniseries

1981

Last Summer's Child [Giles Foster] tvm/51m; ep drama anthology series 'Playhouse'

1981

Beardsley and His Work [prod: John Selwyn Gilbert] doc/49m (1982)

1981

The Pigman's Protege [John Madden] tvm/35m; ep drama anthology series 'Playhouse' (1982)

1981

The Queen of Annagh [Jane Jackson] tvm/33m; ep drama anthology series 'Playhouse' (1982)

 

 

1982

Smiley's People [Simon Langton] 6-part miniseries

1982

Molly Keane [Tom Gutteridge] doc/40m

1982

The Spider's Web [Basil Coleman] tvm; ph film seq

1982

Bergerac [ep #11 'A Message for the Rich' dir by Alan Grint] 87-part series, 1981-91; 2nd season, 1983

1982

Raymond Briggs and the Bomb [Jonathan Fulford] item (#1 of 2) ep series 'Omnibus' (1983)

1982

Greenham Common - A Question of Conscience [prod: Colin Cameron] doc/35m; cph: Alex Hansen; ep series 'Heart of the Matter'

1983

A Princess Remembers [Jonathan Fulford] interview/37m

1983

One of Ourselves [Pat O'Connor] tvm/48m

1983

The Ghost Writer [Tristram Powell] tvm/80m; ep series 'Arena'

1983

The Aerodrome [Giles Foster] tvm

1983

Waving to a Train [Bill Hays] tvm/40m (1984)

1984

Prisoners of Incest [prod: Robin Brightwell] dram doc/55m; cph: Peter Chapman & Alan Smith; ep series 'Horizon'

1984

Colin Davis [prod: David Buckton] mus doc/60m; cph: Nigel Walters

1984

Bleak House [Ross Devenish] 8-part miniseries, 1985

1985

Bergerac [ep #34 'Return of the Ice Maiden' dir by Michael Custance] 4th season; see 1982

1985

Frankie and Johnnie [Martin Campbell] tvm/16mm; ep drama anthology series 'Screen Two' (1986)

1985

Hotel du Lac [Giles Foster] tvm/75m; ep drama anthology series 'Screen Two' (1986)

1985

Past Caring [Richard Eyre] tvm; ep drama anthology series 'Sunday Premiere' (1986)

1986

Smart Money [Bernard Rose] tvm; ep drama anthology series 'Sunday Premiere'

1986

Day After the Fair [Anthony Simmons] tvm

1987

Pack of Lies [Anthony Page] tvm; ep #266 'Hallmark Hall of Fame'-series

1987

The Little Match Girl [Michael Lindsay-Hogg] tvm

1993

Zelda [Pat O'Connor] tvm

1995

Mr. and Mrs. Loving [Richard Friedenberg] tvm

1997

Miracle at Midnight [Ken Cameron] tvm; ep ABC-tv series 'The Wonderful World of Disney'

2001

The Magnificent Ambersons [Alfonso Arau] tvm

 

 TELEVISION AS CAMERA OPERATOR

1966

The Royal Palaces of Britain [Anthony de Lotbinière; doc/60m] ph: A.A. Englander

 

 

1968

Civilisation - A Personal View by Kenneth Clark [Peter Montagnon, Michael Gill & Ann Turner; 13-part doc series, 1969] ph: A. A. Englander