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J. Gordon Lewis (1892-1954) – The Cinematographer

Born into a Presbyterian family in Belfast, Lewis initially supported the Unionist cause but was so shocked by the execution of the Easter Rising leaders that he paid closer heed to the nationalist cause. He filmed many remarkable events from the period and did much to polish Michael Collins’ public image. In 1919, Lewis teamed up with the English film pioneer Norman Whitten to create film Aimsir Padraig / In the Days of St Patrick. His work can also be seen in George Morrison’s pioneering Irish language film Mise Éire, and its darker sequel, Saoirse.