Tributes to talented Game of Thrones cameraman who died filming new BBC and Netflix drama in Ghana

Fiona Simpson
Mark Milsome (left) was killed while filming in Ghana: PA

A British cameraman who worked on Game of Thrones and the Theory of Everything has died while filming scenes for a new BBC and Netflix drama in Ghana.

Mark Milsome, a married father-of-one, was in the African country working on The Forgiving Earth when he was killed on Saturday night.

The 54-year-old had credits to his name which include blockbusters Saving Private Ryan and The Theory of Everything.

His agent Sarah Prince said he had worked as a cameraman "for years", adding: "He was a well-respected, lovely guy - very talented.

"There has been an outpouring of grief from people who knew him in this industry - he also grew up within it because his father was a renowned cinematographer.

"He was a gentle gentleman and loved by everybody. Incredibly generous with his time and talent, and his warmth.

"He worked with very big stars, very big directors and he was very humble in all aspects. He was the antithesis of the raging egos you hear about in the industry."

She said an investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death is now under way, with more details expected to emerge over the coming days.

"Obviously a catastrophic mistake was made, which resulted in Mark's death. It should never, ever, have happened in this day and age," Ms Prince added.

A spokesman for the BBC extended their thoughts to Mr Milsome's family and friends in the wake of his death.

He added: "We are deeply shocked and saddened to hear this terrible news. Mark Milsome was hugely talented and a much respected colleague."

Additional reporting by Press Association.

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