Ronald Neame, the Oscar-nominated British filmmaker whose credits include The Poseidon Adventure and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, has died. He was 99.
Neame died Wednesday at a Los Angeles hospital, his wife, Donna, told The Associated Press. He had suffered a fall six weeks ago.
The son of photographer Edwin Neame and actress Ivy Close, Neame first broke into the business as a cinematographer on Alfred Hitchock's 1929 film, Blackmail, the first British movie made with sound.
Neame eventually segued into producing, directing and screenwriting. He earned three Oscar nominations: one for special effects on 1942's One of Our Aircraft Is Missing and two for co-writing Brief Encounter (1945) and Great Expectations (1946). Both screenwriting nominations were shared with director David Lean and producer Anthony Havelock-Allan.