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Name  Monty Berman
Role  Cinematographer

Spouse  Anne Sharp (m. 1956–2006)
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Full Name  Nestor Montague Berman
Born  16 August 1913 (1913-08-16) Whitechapel, London, England, United Kingdom
Occupation  Producer Cinematographer Camera operator Director
Died  June 14, 2006, London, United Kingdom
Movies and TV shows  The Champions, Jack the Ripper, Department S, Jason King, The Hellfire Club
Similar People  Dennis Spooner, John Gilling, William Gaunt, Stuart Damon, Jimmy Sangster

Education  University College School

Nestor Montague "Monty" Berman (16 August 1913 in Whitechapel, London, England - 14 June 2006 in London, England) was a British cinematographer and film and television producer.


Early career

Berman began his film career as a camera assistant at Twickenham Film Studios when he was 17. He became a camera operator in 1934, working for the Associated British Picture Corporation at Teddington Studios, and later for the comedy producers Ealing Studios.

When World War II came, Berman was allowed to continue his craft in an army film unit. There, he met and befriended Robert S. Baker, with whom he would go on to form a lifelong business partnership.

In 1948, they founded Tempean Films, which produced more than 30 B-movies in the 1950s. In 1962, Berman and Baker obtained the television rights to Leslie Charteris's The Saint.

Unable to sell the rights to Associated-Rediffusion, then Britain's largest commercial television company, Berman turned to Lew Grade's ITC. This company was at that time a sister company to ATV, and had access to important export markets. This allowed The Saint to do well in both Britain and in other markets.

Work with Dennis Spooner

Berman created more ITC productions, starting with The Baron, which led to a partnership with Dennis Spooner, one of the show's writers. By 1967, they had launched a production company, then created The Champions, Department S, its spin-off Jason King, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), and The Adventurer.


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