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Derek Ball (I) (1930–1988)

Derek Ball was born in 1930 in Islington, London, England as Derek John Ball. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), The Boys from Brazil (1978) and A View to a Kill (1985). He died on July 26, 1988 in Berkshire, England. See full bio »


(age 58) in Berkshire, England, UK

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Known For

The Boys from Brazil Sound Department
A View to a Kill Sound Department
The Living Daylights Sound Department


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 1987 Riders to the Sea (sound mixer)
 1987 Lionheart (sound recordist)
 1987 The Living Daylights (sound recordist)
 1986 Dream Lover (sound recordist: UK)
 1985 Claudia (sound recordist)
 1985 Death Wish 3 (sound recordist)
 1985 A View to a Kill (sound recordist)
 1984 Scream for Help (sound recordist)
 1984 Supergirl (sound mixer)
 1984 Top Secret! (sound recordist)
 1984 Ordeal by Innocence (sound mixer)
 1982 Five Days One Summer (sound recordist)
 1982 P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang (TV Movie) (sound recordist)
 1981 For Your Eyes Only (sound mixer)
 1981 Green Ice (sound mixer)
 1980 Hopscotch (sound mixer)
 1980 Saturn 3 (sound mixer)
 1979 All Quiet on the Western Front (TV Movie) (sound mixer)
 1979 The Europeans (sound)
 1979 Escape to Athena (sound mixer)
 1978 The Great Train Robbery (sound mixer)
 1978 The Boys from Brazil (sound recordist)
 1978 The Professionals (TV Series) (sound recordist - 4 episodes)
- Long Shot (1978) ... (sound recordist)
- Where the Jungle Ends (1978) ... (sound recordist)
- Killer with a Long Arm (1978) ... (sound recordist)
- Old Dog with New Tricks (1978) ... (sound recordist)
 1978 The Four Feathers (TV Movie) (sound mixer)
 1977 Julia (sound mixer)
 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (production sound mixer)
 1976 Voyage of the Damned (sound recordist)
 1976 Emily (sound mixer)
 1975 Rollerball (sound mixer)
 1975 Inserts (sound mixer)
 1974 The Odessa File (sound recordist)
 1974 Callan (sound recordist)
 1974 Luther (sound mixer)
 1973 Morecambe & Wise on Stage (TV Movie) (sound)
 1973 Papillon (sound recordist)
 1973 Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (sound recordist)
 1972 Travels with My Aunt (sound)
 1972 Virgin Witch (sound mixer)
 1971 Catch Me a Spy (sound recordist)
 1971 'Doc' (sound mixer)
 1971 The Music Lovers (sound recordist)
 1968 Sympathy for the Devil (Documentary) (sound mixer)
 1968 The Bofors Gun (sound mixer)
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