David Watkin
Date of Birth
Mar 23, 1925
Birth Place:
Margate, England


The number of British cinematographers who started out as studio messenger boys would probably fill Albert Hall. One such cinematographer was David Watkin, who went from gopher to documentary cameraman in 1955. His work on dramatic films has demonstrated a rare versatility; Watkin was equally adept at the "mod" silliness of Help (1965) and The Knack (1966) as he was at the sweaty asylum agonies of...