JOHN MASKALL, Associate BSC
14.3.1944 – 12.5.2022
Notice on the BSC website on Friday 20 May
We were very sad to hear the news of the passing of JOHN MASKALL Associate BSC and full member of the GBCT who, upon his retirement, became an Honorary Member of the Guild. Elected to Associate BSC membership in 1991, John was a valued member of the Society. Robin Vidgeon BSC writes in tribute:
It is with great sadness I have to report that JOHN MASKALL ASSOC BSC passed away overnight in hospital on May 12th.
John was one of the country’s top film camera operators, having worked on over 40 major tv series and various feature films including the following.
‘The Sweeney’ (various), ‘Rough Diamond’ (2005-7), ‘A Touch of Frost’ (1999-2010), ‘Brides in the Bath’ (2003), ‘Inspector Morse’ (1992, ‘Poirot’ (1989), ‘Minder’ (1980-1986) and a host of others.
His feature work included.
‘Mandela’ (1987), ‘Empire of the Sun’ (1987), ‘Event Horizon’ (1997)
In 1969 he enjoyed his first job as Assistant Cameraman on the Documentary ‘The Battle for the Battle of Britain’
I had the great pleasure of working with John on many occasions over 15 years. He was a great operator, technician and friend to all who knew him and worked with him.
Robin Vidgeon BSC
Arrangements for John’s funeral are being made – probably to take place close to where he lived – in the Dorchester area. As soon as we know, we will let you know.