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DiedJanuary 31, 1945, Myanmar

George Arthur Knowland was born on December 18, 1868, in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. His parents were George Washington Knowland and Harriet Ann (Arthur) Knowland. He had four brothers and sisters: William, John, Harriet, and Arthur. His early education was at the Peterborough Grammar School and the Ontario Agricultural College. He worked on his father’s farm for a time before moving to California in 1890.

He found work as a clerk in a real estate office in Oakland. He later became interested in newspaper publishing and worked for a time as a reporter for the Oakland Tribune. In 1897, he and his brother William purchased the San Bernardino Valley Index. He later bought out his brother’s interest in the paper and became its sole owner. He changed the name of the paper to the San Bernardino Daily Sun.

Under his ownership, the Sun became one of the most successful newspapers in Southern California. He later purchased the San Bernardino Evening Telegram and the Redlands Citrograph. He also owned radio station KBSA in San Bernardino.

George Knowland was an active Republican and served as a delegate to several Republican National Conventions. He was also a member of the Masons and the Elks.

He married Lillian May Wilson in 1896. The couple had two children: George Arthur, Jr. and Harriet Ann. His wife died in 1927. He married Ruth E. Clifford in 1928. The couple had no children.

George Arthur Knowland died on February 16, 1946, in San Bernardino, California. He was 77 years old.

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DiedJanuary 31, 1945, Myanmar


AwardsVictoria Cross

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Narrated By2016Short
Miranda's Letter2016Video short
Dekh Magar Pyaar Say2015
The Duke of Burgundy2014as Nic Knowland, cinematography
Berberian Sound Studio2012as Nic Knowland
Silent Witness2008TV Series 2 episodes
Criminal Justice2008TV Mini-Series director of photography - 2 episodes
O, Fortuna!2008TV Movie documentary as Nic Knowland, photographed by
Robin Hood2007TV Series director of photography - 2 episodes
Horizon of Exile2007Short
Eurydice: She, So Beloved2007Short uncredited
Wire in the Blood2007TV Series director of photography - 1 episode
Infinite Justice2006/I
Agatha Christie's Marple2006TV Series director of photography - 1 episode
ShakespeaRe-Told2005TV Mini-Series director of photography - 1 episode
Vagabond Shoes2005Short
The PianoTuner of EarthQuakes2005as Nic Knowland
Capone's Boys2002
Mexicano2002Short as Nik Knowland
Je t'aime John Wayne2001Short as Nic Knowland
Trick of the Light2000Short
Great PerformancesTV Series 1 episode, 2000 director of photography - 1 episode, 1998
Storm Damage2000TV Movie
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat1999Video as Nic Knowland
Simon Magus1999
Jinnah1998as Nic Knowland
Crime Traveller1997TV Series 4 episodes
The Final Passage1996TV Movie
The Fragile Heart1996TV Series as Nic Knowland
England, My England1995as Nic Knowland
Screen Two1995TV Series 1 episode
Bliss1995TV Movie
Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream That One Calls Human Life1995
Bugs1995TV Series 4 episodes
The War of the Worlds: Great Books1994Video documentary as Nic Knowland
Verdi1994TV Movie as Nik Knowland
Day of Reckoning1994TV Movie
Closing Numbers1993
Barbarians at the Gate1993TV Movie
The South Bank Show1993TV Series documentary 1 episode
Complex of Fear1993TV Movie as Nic Knowland
Concerto1993TV Mini-Series documentary
Strange Fish1993director of photography
The Dying of the Light1992TV Movie
Turnim Hed1992TV Movie documentary as Nic Knowland
Immaculate Conception1992
Wild West1992as Nic Knowland
Orchestra!1991TV Mini-Series director of photography
Separate But Equal1991TV Mini-Series as Nic Knowland
The Children1990
Around the World in 80 Days1989TV Mini-Series director of photography - 3 episodes
Dead Dreams of Monochrome Men1989Video
The Murder of Mary Phagan1988TV Mini-Series 2 episodes
Ping Pong1987
Playing Away1987
Tina!1986TV Movie
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna1986TV Movie
God Rot Tunbridge Wells!1985TV Movie as Mr Nic Knowland
Last Day of Summer1984TV Movie as Nic Knowland
Puccini1984TV Movie as Nic Knowland
Stravinsky: Once at a Border...1982TV Movie
Death in Venice1981TV Movie as Nick Knowland
Recluse1981Short as Nic Knowland, photography
Take It or Leave It1981Documentary as Nic Knowland, lighting cameraman
Death of a Princess1980TV Movie
Schiele in Prison1980as Nic Knowland
The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle1980
The Alternative Miss World1980Documentary
Benjamin Britten: A Time There Was...1979TV Movie documentary
Europe After the Rain1978Documentary
National Geographic Specials1975TV Series documentary 1 episode
Born to Boogie1972as Nick Knowland
World in Action1968-1972TV Series documentary 3 episodes
The Alf Garnett Saga1972as Nic Knowland
Secrets1971TV Series as Nic Knowland
Reggae1971Documentary as Nic Knowland
The Other Spike1970TV Movie as Nick Knowland
Double Pisces, Scorpio Rising1970as Nic Knowland
A Horse Called Nijinsky1970Documentary
London Rock1970Documentary
Honeymoon1969Documentary as Nic Knowland
Rape1969TV Movie as Nic Knowland
Grounds for Suspicion1969Short as Nick Knowland
Henry Moore1968Documentary short as Nick Knowland

Camera Department

Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 19702009Documentary camera crew: Isle of Wight 1970 - as Nic Knowland
Frontline2005TV Series documentary camera operator - 1 episode
Strange World of Barry Who2004TV Movie documentary camera operator - as Nick Knowland
Concert for George2003Video documentary camera operator
Gimme Some Truth: The Making of John Lennon's Imagine Album2000Video documentary camera operator - as Nic Knowland, English film unit
Warriors1999TV Movie additional photographer
Listening to You: The Who at the Isle of Wight 19701998TV Movie documentary camera operator - as Nic Knowland
Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival1997Documentary camera operator - as Nic Knowland
Queen: Champions of the World1995Documentary camera operator - as Nick Knowland
The Wind in the Willows1995TV Movie lighting cameraman: live action - as Nick Knowland
Peter Gabriel's Secret World1994TV Movie documentary camera operator - as Nic Knowland
Glenn Frey Strange Weather Live in Dublin1992Video documentary camera operator - as Nic Knowland
Chasing Rainbows - A Nation and Its Music1986TV Series documentary series cameraman - 2 episodes
Wagner1981-1983TV Series camera operator - 9 episodes
Blue Suede Shoes1980Documentary camera operator - as Nic Knowland
The Kids Are Alright1979Documentary camera operator - as Nic Knowland
The Making of an Epic: Mohammad Messenger of God1976TV Movie documentary photographer - as Nic Knowland
Stamping Ground1971Documentary camera operator - as Nick Knowland
The Hornsey Film1970Documentary camera operator
The Olympics in Mexico1969Documentary photographer
Rape1969TV Movie camera operator - uncredited


Bed Peace1969Documentary


Right to Work March1972ShortHimself
Rape1969TV MovieHimself (voice, as Nic Knowland)


Won Awards

2013ADF Cinematography AwardBuenos Aires International Festival of Independent CinemaBerberian Sound Studio (2012)
1997BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Photography and Lighting (Fiction/Entertainment)The Final Passage (1996)
1996RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest Lighting - DramaThe Final Passage (1996)
1995Best CinematographySitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalInstitute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life (1995)

Nominated Awards

2016Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest CinematographyThe Duke of Burgundy (2014)
2015ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest CinematographyThe Duke of Burgundy (2014)
2012British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest Technical AchievementBerberian Sound Studio (2012)
1999Golden FrogCamerimageSimon Magus (1999)
1988ACECableACE AwardsDirection of Photography and/or Lighting Direction for a Comedy or Music SpecialTina! (1986)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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