Godfrey Albertyn

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Godfrey Albertyn (b. 09/02/1917 – d. 16/10/2004) was a film editor.

Biography

During World War II, Godfrey Laurence Albertyn served all through the East African, North African and Italian campaigns. Subsequently he worked as a film editor first for African Film Productions and then for its various reincarnations, such as South African Screen Productions and Killarney Film Studios. Because he worked primarily on the AFP newsreels African Mirror and Ons Nuus, there is no complete list of his credits, but documentaries he worked on include: 195* - Batting Strokes with Jackie McGlew / Kolfwerk deur Jackie McGlew (Director: Forbes Stuart), 1962 – Century of Achievement (with Doris Finlay) (Director: Raymond Hancock), 1963 – Bastion of the South / Vesting van die Suide (Director: Raymond Hancock), 1968 – The Unkindest Cut of All: South Africa’s Non-Whites and the Olympic Games (+ writer) (Director: Erling Subkleve), 1971 – Breakthrough (Director: Italo Bernicchi), 1977 – Transkei: the Road to Independence (Director: John Brown). He stayed with Killarney until the studio closed, but on the voters’ roll of 1989 he was still listed as a film editor. His first marriage was to Gwendoline Hamlin, who was the daughter of H.J. Hamlin, the actor who played Sir Henry Curtis in the silent film versions of King Solomon’s Mines (1919) and Allan Quatermain (1919), but she died at a young age in 1958.

Sources

Card catalogues of the Western Cape Provincial Library Service

Correspondence with Peter Grossett

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