Donald M. Ashton

Donald M. Ashton

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Donald M. Ashton (26 June 1919 - 25 August 2004) was a renowned Academy Award nominated and BAFTA-winning English art director most noted for his work on such films as Billy Budd (1962), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) and Young Winston (1972). Born Donald Martin Ashton in Edmonton, London, in 1917, Ashton was the son of a wine buyer. He was educated at Boxlane School, Palmers Green. After training as an architect, on the outbreak of the Second World War he joined the R.A.F., serving in the Middle and Far East. During the latter part of the war he was posted to Ceylon, where he served with Lord Louis Mountbatten's unit. He joined the film industry in 1947 at the suggestion of actor and playwright, Emlyn Williams. His first job was working as an uncredited draughtsman for the Boulting brothers on their film Brighton Rock.show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 245g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134961558
  • 9786134961554