Assheton Gorton

Photograph taken by Suryaprabha Williams on location.
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Assheton
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Gorton
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Interview Number: 
650
Interview Date(s): 
17 Nov 2012
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Assheton Gorton was an Oscar-nominated  production designer and art director who worked on Blow-UpGet Carter and The French Lieutenant’s Woman.

He received Oscar and BAFTA nominations for French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981), which was directed by Karel Reisz and adapted by Harold Pinter. It starred Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons 

Gorton’s film career got off to an impressive start when he served as art director on two films set in the “Swinging London” of the 1960s: the Richard Lester comedy The Knack … and How to Get It (1965) and the Michelangelo Antonioni mystery thriller Blow-Up (1966), for which he collected his first BAFTA nomination.

Gorton served as production designer on 101 Dalmatians (1996) and its 2000 sequel.

His résumé also includes Richard Lester’s The Bed Sitting Room (1969), starring Peter CookThe Magic Christian (1969), with Peter Sellers and Ringo StarrRidley Scott’s Legend (1985), starring Tom CruiseRevolution (1985), with Al PacinoFor the Boys (1991), starring Bette MidlerRob Roy (1995), with Liam Neeson and Jessica Lange; and Shadow of the Vampire (2000), starring John Malkovich.