Famous British Cinematographers

Find out more about the greatest British Cinematographers, including Roger Deakins, David Lean, Nicolas Roeg, Peter Greenaway and Douglas Slocombe.

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 1 Sam Taylor-Johnson

Sam Taylor-Johnson
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Famous As: Filmmaker
Birthdate: March 4, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 2 Gareth Edwards

Gareth Edwards
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: June 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
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 3 Roger Deakins

Roger Deakins
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Famous As: Cinematographer
Birthdate: May 24, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

English cinematographer Roger Deakins is known for his collaborations with ace directors such as Sam Mendes and the Coen brothers. He gained fame with his Academy Award-winning cinematography in the films 1917 and Blade Runner 2049, and his work on The Shawshank Redemption and A Beautiful Mind.

 4 David Lean

Sir David Lean
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Famous As: Film Director, Producer & Screenwater
Birthdate: March 25, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: April 16, 1991

 5 Martin Kenzie

Martin Kenzie
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Famous As: Cinematographer
Birthdate: April 29, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: July 16, 2012

 6 Nicolas Roeg

Nicolas Roeg
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Famous As: Film director, Cinematographer
Birthdate: August 15, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

 7 Lynne Ramsay

Lynne Ramsay
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Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film producer
Birthdate: December 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
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 8 Peter Greenaway

Peter Greenaway
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Famous As: Theatre director, Film director, Writer, Experimental artist, Screenwriter, Painter, Film editor, Actor, Cinematographer, Television director
Birthdate: April 5, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 9 Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis
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Famous As: Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film producer, Composer, Writer, Film score composer
Birthdate: February 28, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 10 Rupert Wyatt

Rupert Wyatt
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Famous As: Cinematographer, Screenwriter, Film producer, Film director
Birthdate: October 26, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British

 11 Douglas Slocombe

Douglas Slocombe
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Famous As: Cinematographer
Birthdate: February 10, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: February 22, 2016

 12 Jack Cardiff

Jack Cardiff
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Famous As: Cinematographer, Film Director
Birthdate: September 18, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: April 22, 2009

 13 Ronald Neame

Ronald Neame
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Famous As: Filmmaker
Birthdate: April 23, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: June 16, 2010

 14 William Kennedy Dickson

William Kennedy Dickson
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Famous As: Inventor, Film director, Film producer, Cinematographer, Actor, Photographer, Engineer
Birthdate: August 3, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: September 28, 1935

 15 Freddie Francis

Freddie Francis
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Famous As: Cinematographer
Birthdate: December 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: March 17, 2007

 16 Freddie Young

Freddie Young
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Famous As: Cinematographer
Birthdate: October 9, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: December 1, 1998

 17 Gilbert Taylor

Gilbert Taylor
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Famous As: Cinematographer
Birthdate: April 12, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: August 23, 2013

 18 Oswald Morris

Oswald Morris
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Famous As: Cinematographer
Birthdate: November 22, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: March 17, 2014

 19 Alex Thomson

Alex Thomson
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Famous As: Cinematographer
Birthdate: January 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Died: June 14, 2007