Cameraman killed while filming BBC/Netflix drama
Telegraph – 21 NOVEMBER 2017
A British cameraman has died while filming a stunt sequence for a BBC Two drama in Ghana. Mark Milsome, 54, whose credits include Sherlock, Game of Thrones and Saving Private Ryan, was working on the forthcoming drama The Forgiving Earth, which will be distributed by Netflix internationally.
The BBC said it was “deeply shocked and saddened” by the news, calling Milsome “a much respected colleague”.
Milsome was reportedly taking part in a night shoot for a scene involving a car stunt. The Forgiving Earth is about the prosecution of international war crimes.
His agent, Sarah Prince of PrinceStone, said an investigation into Saturday’s incident was under way. “We all need answers to this dreadful tragedy,” she said, while adding that Milsome was “an incredibly talented cameraman… a gentle gentleman [and a] genuinely loved member of the film industry family”.
Her comments were echoed in tributes on Twitter from Milsome’s colleagues and friends in the industry.
Tragic news. One of the nicest guys in the business. I count myself lucky to have worked with him on so many occasions. Professional, loyal, skilful, humble, and always, always brilliantly funny. RIP Mark Milsome.
Milsome leaves a wife and daughter, to whom his agent said he was devoted. The Forgiving Earth is a major production for the BBC, and is directed by Hugo Blick, known for directing the award-winning spy thriller The Honorable Woman in 2014.