Assheton Gorton, Oscar Nominee for ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman,’ Dies at 84 [WATCH VIDEO]

By Ambika Thakur | 3 years ago

The Hollywood Reporter posted thatAssheton Gorton, who was an Oscar-nominated and fashionable English prolongation engineer and art executive has died. He was 84. Read on for further details.

His four-decade long but intermittent career  that gave him several Oscar and BAFTA nominations including his work on both art and set decoration for  1981’s “The French Lieutenant’s Woman.” starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons.

Assheton Gorton’s daughter Sophie told the “Shropshire Star,” that he died in his sleep September 14 at his home near the England-Wales border. Gorton died after battling a heart condition in recent years.

Assheton Gorton was a production designer. He was educated at Sedbergh School. Gorton had lived in Church Stoke in Powys, Wales since 1976. Gorton went to University of Cambridge and Slade School of Fine Art in order to study architecture and art. After that, he designed productions for the ITV anthology series “Armchair Theatre,” before making his Hollywood debut.

He is survived by her daughter, wife Gayatri, sons Steve and Barnaby and seven grandchildren.

Gorton also worked on such famous films as Michelangelo Antonioni‘s “Blow-Up,” (1966) — scoring his first BAFTA nom — Ridley Scott’s Tom Cruise starred “Legend ,” (1985) and Disney’s live-action 101 “Dalmatians ,” (1996) and sequel “102 Dalmatians ,” (2000), both starring Glenn Close as Cruella de Vil.

Gorton worked on fewer than 20 films during his four-decade career, including:

  1. The Knack …and How to Get It
  2. Blow-Up
  3. Wonderwall
  4. The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom
  5. The Bed-Sitting Room
  6. The Magic Christian
  7. Get Carter
  8. Zachariah
  9. The Pied Piper
  10. The French Lieutenant’s Woman
  11. Legend
  12. Revolution
  13. Lost Angels
  14. For the Boys
  15. Rob Roy
  16. 101 Dalmatians
  17. 102 Dalmatians
  18. Shadow of the Vampire

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