Chris Menges


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Birth Name: Chris Menges
Born: 09/15/1940
Birth Place: Herefordshire, England, GB

Born on Sept. 15, 1940 in Kingston, Herefordshire, England, Menges was the son of composer Herbert Menges, who also served as musical director at the Old Vic Theatre. Menges began his career as an assistant to filmmaker Alan Forbes, then began working for a distribution company, Contemporary Films. He moved on to become an assistant editor and camera assistant for Derek Knight & Partners, then joined the Granada TV production "World in Action" (1963) as a cameraman. While in his native England, Menges worked for socially conscious director Kenneth Loach; first as a cameraman on "Poor Cow" (1967), then as a cinematographer on his feature debut, "Kes" (1969), a drama about a young boy looking... Continue Bio >>


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