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Alec Mills: 1932 - 2024



British cinematographer Alec Mills died 12th February 2024 at the age of 91, following a long struggle with dementia. His death was announced from Iver, United Kingdom, marking the end of a remarkable journey.


Alec Mills was a pivotal figure behind the camera for eight James Bond 007 films. His roles varied from camera operator to director of photography, showcasing his vast talent and dedication to the craft.


Alec Mills’s contribution to cinema, particularly the James Bond series, is immense.


He was involved in classics such as “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service,” “The Spy Who Loved Me,” and “Licence to Kill,” among others. His work has left an indelible mark on the world of film.


Alec Mills’s journey in filmmaking was remarkable. His expertise as a camera operator and director of photography enriched several Bond films. He was also the first Chair of the Guild of British Camera Technicians.


His visual storytelling brought to life thrilling adventures, espionage, and iconic moments that have thrilled audiences for decades. Mills’s legacy is forever intertwined with the Bond saga.


Those who knew him recall Alec Mills as friendly and approachable. He shared his knowledge and experiences generously, leaving a lasting impact on everyone he met.


His passing is a significant loss not just to his family, but to the entire film community. His visual perspective, as noted by admirers, will indeed live forever.


Alec Mills’s contributions went beyond his technical roles. His memoir, “Shooting 007,” offers a glimpse into the challenges and triumphs of filming some of the most iconic movies in history.

This book is a treasure for fans and aspiring cinematographers alike, encapsulating the essence of a career spent behind the camera.


Alec Mills’s association with the James Bond franchise is a testament to his skill and creativity. From “Moonraker” to “The Living Daylights,” his work helped define the visual style of the series. His ability to capture the essence of Bond’s world through his lens contributed significantly to the franchise’s success.


The film industry mourns the loss of Alec Mills. His dedication and contributions have left an indelible mark on cinema. He will be remembered not just for his work, but for his warmth, kindness, and the inspiration he provided to many.


Alec Mills’s passing leaves a void in the hearts of his loved ones. His wife Suzy and son Simon, along with countless friends and colleagues, will miss him dearly.

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Feb 14

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