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Duncan Henderson, Oscar-Nominated Producer, Dies at 72

Duncan Henderson, Oscar-Nominated Producer, Dies at 72

Duncan Henderson, an Oscar-nominated producer and longtime member of the Director Guild of America’s national board, died Tuesday in Valencia, Calif. of pancreatic cancer, DGA representatives confirmed to Variety. He was 72.

Henderson worked as a unit production manager, assistant director and producer on several notable films, receiving an Oscar nomination for producing Peter Weir’s 2004 “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.” Other films he had production credits on include “Dead Poets Society,” “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,” “Deep Blue Sea,” “The Perfect Storm,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” “G-Force,” “The Way Back,” “Battleship,” “Oblivion,” “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” and “Space Jam: A New Legacy.”

“A DGA member for over 40 years, Duncan’s level of passion, service and commitment was beyond exemplary,” DGA president Lesli Linka Glatter said in a statement. “It is difficult to overstate how much Duncan meant to the DGA and his fellow members.

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