Cammell, Donald

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Cammell, Donald Gender: M
Donald Seton Cammell
born on 17 January 1934 at 18:40 (= 6:40 PM )
Place Edinburgh, Scotland, 55n57, 3w13
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 26°59' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 27°48 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 22°34'


Scottish film director, born in the Camera Obscura (then known as Outlook Tower) on Castlehill, near the castle in Edinburgh, Scotland, the son of the poet and writer Charles Richard Cammell. He was educated at Shrewsbury House School and Westminster School. He has a cult reputation thanks to his debut film Performance, which he co-directed with Nicolas Roeg.

When Cammell's 1995 film Wild Side was cut by the producer, he committed suicide in Hollywood, California, by shooting himself on 24 April 1996, at age 62. His wife claimed the wound was not immediately fatal and that he asked for a mirror so that he could watch himself die; the claim would later be disputed in Cammell's published biography.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Jan Harris sent extract of the Umland's biography "Donald Cammell: A Life on the Wild Side", which gives the time of birth on page 23.


  • Personal : Death : Suicide
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (film director)