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Assheton St George Gorton[1] (10 July 1930 – 14 September 2014) was an English production designer. He was educated at Sedbergh School. He was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Art Direction for the film The French Lieutenant's Woman[2] and was the BAFTA nominated art director for Michelangelo Antonioni's 1966 film Blowup.

Assheton St George Gorton
Born(1930-07-10)July 10, 1930
DiedSeptember 14, 2014(2014-09-14) (aged 84)
OccupationProduction designer
Years active1960 - 2002

Gorton had lived in Church Stoke in Powys, Wales since 1976. He died there in his sleep on 14 September 2014; he was 84.[3][4] He was the son of Neville Gorton, Bishop of Coventry from 1943 to 1952, formerly headmaster of Blundell's School.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Bergan, Ronald (1 October 2014). "Assheton Gorton obituary". the Guardian. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  2. ^ "IMDb.com: Assheton Gorton - Awards". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2008-12-31.
  3. ^ "Tributes after death of award-winning film artist from the Shropshire border". Retrieved 2014-09-23.
  4. ^ Bergan, Ronald (1 October 2014). "Assheton Gorton obituary". The Guardian.

Interview in The Journal of British Film and Television, Vol. 4, No. 2, Edinburgh University Press, November 2007

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