An extraordinary artist whose uneven output as a director nonetheless yielded some gems. Thrice nominated for Oscars (the screenplays of Great Expectations and Brief Encounter, special effects for One of Our Aircraft is Missing). From The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie to The Poseidon Adventure, few directors could match him for sheer craft or versatility. Here's a link to the Guardian's obit, and one for a website called @Megastars, where via numerous clips, you can hear him wax on his experiences. RIP.
Top, the early years: Neame, lying down, with David Lean and Noel Coward. Below, Youtube interview on The Poseidon Adventure