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Frank Tidy (1932–2017)

Frank Tidy was born on May 17, 1932 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He was a cinematographer and actor, known for Chain Reaction (1996), Under Siege (1992) and Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992). He was married to Maureen Catherine Corcoran. He died on January 27, 2017 in Kent, England. See full bio »


(age 84) in Kent, England, UK

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Chain Reaction Cinematographer
Under Siege Cinematographer
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot Cinematographer
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 2001 Jewel (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 2000 The Christmas Secret (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1998 Dead Husbands (TV Movie)
 1998 My Father's Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1997 The Third Twin (TV Movie)
 1997 Hoodlum (director of photography)
 1996 A Holiday for Love (TV Movie)
 1996 The Boys Next Door (TV Movie)
 1995 Steal Big Steal Little (director of photography)
 1995 Black Fox: Good Men and Bad (TV Movie)
 1995 Black Fox: The Price of Peace (TV Movie)
 1995 Black Fox (TV Movie)
 1994 She Led Two Lives (TV Movie)
 1994 Wagons East (director of photography)
 1994 One More Mountain (TV Movie)
 1993 Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1992 Through the Eyes of a Killer (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1992 Under Siege
 1992 Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (director of photography)
 1990 The Last Best Year (TV Movie)
 1990 Hitler's Daughter (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1990 The Kissing Place (TV Movie)
 1990 Personals (TV Movie)
 1989 Final Notice (TV Movie)
 1989 Sorry, Wrong Number (TV Movie)
 1989 The Package
 1989 Slipstream (director of photography)
 1988 The Raggedy Rawney (director of photography)
 1988 April Morning (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1987 Hot Pursuit (director of photography)
 1986 Sweet Liberty
 1985 One Magic Christmas (director of photography)
 1985 Code of Silence (director of photography)
 1985 The Mean Season (director of photography)
 1983 Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (director of photography)
 1982 The Grey Fox (photographed by)
 1981 The Phoenix (TV Series)
 1977 The Duellists (director of photography)
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A native of Liverpool, Frank Tidy began his career as a stop-motion cameraman for an animation studio in London. In 1965, he formed Valley Films with director Roger Woodburn and cinematographer Peter Biziou, and they worked extensively on commercials. See more »

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