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Ronald Neame is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Director of Photography and Cinematography British born on 23 april 1911 at London (United-kingdom)

Ronald Neame

Ronald Neame
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Birth name Ronald Elwin Neame
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 23 april 1911 at London (United-kingdom)
Death 16 june 2010 (at 99 years) at Los Angeles (USA)
Awards Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Ronald Elwin Neame CBE BSC (23 April 1911 – 16 June 2010) was an English film cinematographer, producer, screenwriter and director.

Best films

The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
(Director)
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
(Director)
Blithe Spirit (1945)
(Responsable de l'adaptation)
Great Expectations (1946)
(Scriptwriter)
Scrooge (1970)
(Director)

Usually with

Noël Coward
Noël Coward
(4 films)
David Lean
David Lean
(8 films)
Kay Walsh
Kay Walsh
(8 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ronald Neame (44 films)

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Actor

Meteor
Meteor (1979)
, 1h47
Directed by Ronald Neame
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, La fin du monde, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Impact events in fiction, Space opera, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Brian Keith, Henry Fonda, Martin Landau
Roles British Representative
Rating50% 2.502672.502672.502672.502672.50267
After the asteroid Orpheus is hit by a comet, a five-mile chunk of Orpheus is sent on a collision course towards Earth, which will cause an extinction-level event. While the United States government engages in political maneuvering, smaller asteroid fragments precede the main body, wreaking havoc on the planet. The United States has a secret orbiting nuclear missile platform satellite named Hercules, which was designed by Dr. Paul Bradley (Sean Connery). It was intended to defend Earth against a massive space rock, but instead was demoted to become an orbiting super weapon now aimed at Russia. However, its fourteen nuclear missiles are not enough to stop the meteor.

Director

The Poseidon Adventure, 2h54
Directed by Irwin Allen, Ronald Neame, John Putch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Adam Baldwin, Alexa Hamilton, Rutger Hauer, Steve Guttenberg, Bryan Brown, C. Thomas Howell
Rating44% 2.2118752.2118752.2118752.2118752.211875
The plot centers on the SS Poseidon, a 135,000-ton state-of-the-art luxury cruise ship on a cruise from Cape Town, South Africa to Sydney, Australia as well as the stories and dramas of some of the 3,700 passengers and crew.
Foreign Body, 1h51
Directed by Ronald Neame
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Victor Banerjee, Trevor Howard, Warren Mitchell, Geraldine McEwan, Amanda Donohoe, Anna Massey
Rating60% 3.0051353.0051353.0051353.0051353.005135
Banerjee stars as Ram Das, a jobless Indian man who, tired of life in Calcutta, steals money from his father in order to afford a passage to Britain and while there, falls in love with a white woman.
First Monday in October, 1h38
Directed by Ronald Neame
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Walter Matthau, Jill Clayburgh, Barnard Hughes, Jan Sterling, James Stephens, Joshua Bryant
Rating63% 3.1999153.1999153.1999153.1999153.199915
At the start of the story, the death of Associate Justice Stanley Moorehead has created a vacancy on the United States Supreme Court. The new appointee turns out to be Ruth Loomis, a staunch conservative, who is confirmed as the first female US Supreme Court Justice. She and Associate Justice Daniel Snow, a committed liberal and many years older than Loomis, clash intellectually on just about every judicial issue before them. One case involves a pornographic film and arguments about freedom of speech. With time, the two characters develop a liking and respect for each other.
Hopscotch
Hopscotch (1980)
, 1h46
Directed by Ronald Neame
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Transport films, Political films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty, Herbert Lom, George Baker
Rating70% 3.548383.548383.548383.548383.54838
The movie opens at Munich's Oktoberfest. Kendig and his team foil a microfilm transfer to an East German spy. However, they purposely do not apprehend Yaskov. Kendig is summoned to Washington, where his supervisor, Myerson (Beatty), is forcing Kendig into semi-retirement and a desk job because Kendig didn't arrest the Russian. Kendig resists, claiming to be "a field man", and, on his own initiative, takes leave, shredding his file en route. It is days before that is discovered. He goes to Salzburg, Austria to "hear some Mozart" and visit an old friend, Isobel Von Schoenenberg (Jackson). It is here that he seizes on the idea of writing a book exposing all the 'dirty tricks' of the CIA, KGB and other 'spy agencies'. Isobel is horrified to read the first chapter and tells Kendig that they'll all come after him to kill him. Nevertheless, he mails copies of the chapters to the various spy chiefs in the US, Russia, China, France and Great Britain. Soon enough, Myerson and Yaskov are after him, just as he wanted.
Meteor
Meteor (1979)
, 1h47
Directed by Ronald Neame
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, La fin du monde, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Impact events in fiction, Space opera, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Brian Keith, Henry Fonda, Martin Landau
Rating50% 2.502672.502672.502672.502672.50267
After the asteroid Orpheus is hit by a comet, a five-mile chunk of Orpheus is sent on a collision course towards Earth, which will cause an extinction-level event. While the United States government engages in political maneuvering, smaller asteroid fragments precede the main body, wreaking havoc on the planet. The United States has a secret orbiting nuclear missile platform satellite named Hercules, which was designed by Dr. Paul Bradley (Sean Connery). It was intended to defend Earth against a massive space rock, but instead was demoted to become an orbiting super weapon now aimed at Russia. However, its fourteen nuclear missiles are not enough to stop the meteor.
The Amazing Spider-Man, 1h30
Directed by Ronald Neame, E.W. Swackhamer
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about computing, Films about spiders, Spider-Man films, Superhero films, Cyberpunk films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Nicholas Hammond, Lisa Eilbacher, David White, Michael Pataki, Hilly Hicks, Len Lesser
Rating58% 2.9438152.9438152.9438152.9438152.943815
Peter Parker (Nicholas Hammond), a freelance photographer for the Daily Bugle, is bitten by a radioactive spider and discovers he has gained superpowers, such as super-strength, agility and the ability to climb sheer walls and ceilings. When a mysterious Guru (Thayer David) places people under mind-control to rob banks and threatens to have ten New Yorkers commit suicide at his command unless the city pays him $50 million, Peter becomes the costumed hero Spider-Man to stop the crook's fiendish scheme. Things take a bad turn when the villain hypnotizes Peter Parker into being one of the ten people to jump off a building on command.
The Odessa File, 2h3
Directed by Ronald Neame
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Spy
Themes Films about writers, Spy films, Films about journalists, Political films
Actors Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, Maria Schell, Derek Jacobi, Peter Jeffrey, Mary Tamm
Rating69% 3.4988153.4988153.4988153.4988153.498815
On 22 November 1963, the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Peter Miller, a young freelance reporter, pulls over to the curb to listen to a radio report of the event in a district in Hamburg, West Germany. As a result he happens to be stopped at a traffic signal as an ambulance passes by on a highway. He chases the ambulance and discovers it is en route to pick up the body of an elderly Jewish Holocaust survivor who had committed suicide, leaving behind no family. The reporter obtains the diary of the man, which contains information on his life in the Second World War Riga Ghetto, and the name of the SS officer who ran the camp, Eduard Roschmann.
The Poseidon Adventure, 1h57
Directed by Irwin Allen, Ronald Neame
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Transport films, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Adam Baldwin, Red Buttons, Carol Lynley, Roddy McDowall
Rating71% 3.5503253.5503253.5503253.5503253.550325
The SS Poseidon, an ocean liner slated for retirement and scrapping, makes her way across the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea from New York City to Athens. Despite protests from Captain Harrison, who fears for the ship's safety, the representative of her new owners, Mr. Linarcos, insists that she make full speed towards her destination to save money, preventing her from taking on additional ballast.
Scrooge
Scrooge (1970)
, 2h
Directed by Ronald Neame
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Christmas films, Time travel films, Ghost films, Musical films
Actors Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans, Kenneth More, Michael Medwin, Laurence Naismith
Rating74% 3.746553.746553.746553.746553.74655
Ebenezer Scrooge (Albert Finney) is a cold-hearted and greedy old miser whose only concern is money and profit and hates everything to do with Christmas. After Scrooge scares off a group of boys who were singing a carol outside his door, his nephew Fred (Michael Medwin) arrives to invite him to Christmas dinner with his wife and friends. Scrooge, however, refuses. After Fred leaves, Scrooge gives his clerk Bob Cratchit (David Collings) the next day off as it is Christmas, but he expects him back all the earlier the next morning. Bob meets two of his children, including Tiny Tim (Richard Beaumont), in the streets, and they buy the food for their Christmas dinner. Scrooge, meanwhile, is surveyed by two other men (Derek Francis and Roy Kinnear) for a donation for the poor but Scrooge refuses to support the prisons and workhouses and even says "if they rather die, then they better do it and decrease the surplus population." On his way home, Scrooge meets some of his clients, including Tom Jenkins (Anton Rogers), and reminds them the debts they owe him. In a running gag, Scrooge is stalked and being made fun of by the same street urchins seen at the start of the film, calling him "Father Christmas.
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, 1h56
Directed by Ronald Neame
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films about education
Actors Maggie Smith, Robert Stephens, Celia Johnson, Pamela Franklin, Gordon Jackson, Jane Carr
Rating75% 3.796763.796763.796763.796763.79676
Jean Brodie (Maggie Smith) is a teacher in the junior-aged section of the Marcia Blaine School for Girls in Edinburgh, Scotland in the 1930s. Brodie is known for her tendency to stray from the hard knowledge of the school's curriculum, to romanticize fascist leaders like Benito Mussolini and Francisco Franco, and to believe herself to be in the prime of life. Brodie devotes her time and energy to her four special 12-year-old junior school girls, called the Brodie Set: Sandy (Pamela Franklin), Monica (Shirley Steedman), Jenny (Diane Grayson) and Mary (Jane Carr).
Prudence and the Pill, 1h32
Directed by Ronald Neame, Fielder Cook
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Joyce Redman, Robert Coote, Judy Geeson, Irina Demick
Rating56% 2.811032.811032.811032.811032.81103
The film portrays the conflicting and comical attempts by five couples to avoid pregnancy by using contraceptive pills. All of their efforts are ultimately unsuccessful, with the result that all five of the women give birth the following year.
A Man Could Get Killed, 1h37
Directed by Ronald Neame, Cliff Owen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors James Garner, Melina Mercouri, Sandra Dee, Anthony Franciosa, Robert Coote, Roland Culver
Rating62% 3.1474553.1474553.1474553.1474553.147455
A search is on for stolen diamonds and a government agent has been killed trying to recover them. When an unsuspecting William Beddoes arrives in Lisbon on behalf of an American bank, he is mistaken for the dead agent's replacement.
Gambit
Gambit (1966)
, 1h49
Directed by Ronald Neame
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Michael Caine, Shirley MacLaine, Herbert Lom, Roger C. Carmel, Arnold Moss, John Abbott
Rating70% 3.547883.547883.547883.547883.54788
Cockney cat burglar Harry Dean (Michael Caine) and his artist friend Emile Fournier (John Abbott) discover exotic Eurasian showgirl Nicole Chang (Shirley MacLaine) in a crowded Hong Kong restaurant. She bears an incredible resemblance both to the late wife of the world's richest man, an Arab named Shahbandar (Herbert Lom), as well as to a priceless ancient Chinese statuette that he owns; Harry and Emile want to use her in a scheme to rob him of it.