The Society recently learned of the passing of John Aldred FBKS. John passed away on 15th December 2020 aged 99. He was a long standing member of the Society and served as our President from 1980 to 1982. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to John’s family.

John started his career in 1937 as a Sound Assistant in Shepperton Studiosand served with the Royal Sussex Regiment as a filmmaker during WW2. After the war he joined MGM Studios at Elstree as a Re-recording Mixer and went on to work in this role for British Lion at Shepperton and Film House in Toronto.

In the early 1970s John worked as a freelance Production Mixer with credits including Anne of 1000 Days, The Great Waltz, Mary Queen of Scots, Follow Me and Bequest to the Nation.

In 1973 John joined Rank Film Laboratories as Head of Sound Department. His work included the development of Dolby Sound Negatives and his feature credits include Callan and Litzomania.

John retired from the industry in 1986 after his 49 year career.

Thank you to John’s son, Brian Aldred for supplying the following information about John’s distinguished career. Please click on the buttons: