Allan Cameron was born on April 1, 1944. He attended art school in his native Oxford, the University of Birmingham and the Royal College of Art in London. Shortly after graduation he went into designing for television shows for ten years - including the comedy 'George and Mildred', 'Born and Bred', 'The Naked Civil Servant' and 'Edward and Mrs Simpson' for which he received a BAFTA award. He also designed all eleven of the Brent Walker series 'The Gilbert and Sullivan' collection. In the early 1980s he moved into film with 'The Honorary Consul' and has since designed for dozens of films, including 'The Mummy' and 'The Da Vinci Code'. In addition he has worked for the Kenyan Government and the British Council and in 2012 was one of four production designers jointly awarded the Art Directors' Guild Excellence in Production Design accolade for their work on the James Bond films.