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.
David Lean was an English film producer, director, editor, and screenwriter. He is best remembered for directing large-scale epics like The Bridge on the River Kwai, A Passage to India, and Lawrence of Arabia. David Lean is widely regarded as one of the most prominent figures in British cinema. He won many prestigious awards, including two Academy Awards.
Martin Kenzie was a British cinematographer and second unit director. One of the most important members of the British Society of Cinematographers, Kenzie worked in popular and critically acclaimed films like The Shining, Aliens, Return of the Jedi, and The King's Speech. Martin Kenzie died at the age of 56 due to cancer.
Gareth Edwards is a British filmmaker best known for his 2010 independent science-fiction horror film Monsters, for which he worked as the writer, cinematographer, director, and visual effects artist. He then went on to direct films like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Godzilla.
Nicolas Roeg was an English cinematographer and film director. He is best remembered for directing films like Performance, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Don't Look Now, and The Witches. A highly influential filmmaker, Nicolas Roeg is credited with inspiring other prominent directors like Christopher Nolan, Steven Soderbergh, and Danny Boyle.
Lynne Ramsay is a Scottish film director, producer, writer, and cinematographer. She is best known for directing films like Ratcatcher, We Need to Talk About Kevin, and You Were Never Really Here. A critically-acclaimed filmmaker, Lynne Ramsay has won several important awards, including British Academy Film Awards and Critics Awards.
Peter Greenaway is a Welsh artist, film director, and screenwriter. He is best known for making films with common traits, such as the contrasts of nature and architecture, costume and nudity, sexual pleasure and painful death, and furniture and people. Some of his best-known films include The Pillow Book and Goltzius and the Pelican Company.
Mike Figgis is an English film director, composer, and screenwriter. He achieved popularity after the release of the 1995 American drama film Leaving Las Vegas, for which he received two nominations at the Academy Awards. Mike Figgis is credited with founding an independent filmmakers’ online community called Shooting People.
Rupert Wyatt is an English screenwriter, producer, and director. He is best known for directing popular films like The Escapist and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Rupert Wyatt's work has received nominations at the Saturn Awards, Empire Awards, London Film Critics' Circle, and British Independent Film Awards.
Douglas Slocombe was a British cinematographer best remembered for his association with Ealing Studios during the 1940s and 1950s. He is also remembered for his work in the first three Indiana Jones movies. A critically acclaimed cinematographer, Douglas Slocombe was honored with three Academy Award nominations and three BAFTA Awards during his career.
Jack Cardiff was a British cinematographer, photographer, and TV and film director. He is best remembered for his color cinematography for directors like John Huston, Alfred Hitchcock, and Powell and Pressburger. Jack Cardiff is also credited with directing critically acclaimed films like Sons and Lovers, which received Best Director nomination at the Academy Awards.
Freddie Francis was an English cinematographer and film director He is best remembered for his contribution as a cinematographer in popular films like Sons and Lovers, Room at the Top, and The Innocents. Over the course of his illustrious career Freddie Francis received several prestigious awards, including two Academy Awards for Best Cinematography.
Ronald Neame was an English film director, producer, screenwriter, and cinematographer. Over the course of his career, Neame received several Academy Award nominations under various categories. Ronald Neame's contributions to the film industry earned him the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award in 1996.
William Kennedy Dickson was a Scottish inventor best remembered for his association with Thomas Alva Edison. Dickson invented a motion picture camera when he was working under Thomas Edison. William Kennedy Dickson is also credited with directing The Dickson Experimental Sound Film which was the first film to use the Kinetophone.
Anthony Dod Mantle is a British still photographer and cinematographer. He is best known for his work in the 2008 drama film Slumdog Millionaire, which earned him the BAFTA Award and Academy Award for Best Cinematography. Regarded as a pioneer of digital filmmaking, Anthony Dod Mantle is also the recipient of European Film Awards, Bodil Awards, and Robert Awards.
Freddie Young was a British cinematographer best remembered for his work on David Lean's movies like Lawrence of Arabia, Ryan's Daughter, and Doctor Zhivago, winning Academy Awards for Best Cinematography for all three films. Freddie Young also served during World War II as a captain of the British Army's Kinematograph Unit.
Gilbert Taylor was a British cinematographer best remembered for his work on popular and critically acclaimed films like Dr. Strangelove, The Omen, and Star Wars. Over the course of his illustrious career, Gilbert Taylor worked with celebrated directors like Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and Roman Polanski. He was honored by the British Society of Cinematographers with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Oswald Morris was a British cinematographer whose career spanned six decades. One of the most acclaimed and celebrated cinematographers of his generation, Oswald Morris received three Academy Award nominations for Best Cinematography; he won an Oscar in 1972 for the film Fiddler on the Roof. He also won other prestigious awards including the BAFTA Award.
Wolfgang Suschitzky was an Austrian-born British photographer and cinematographer best known for his association with documentary film-maker Paul Rotha. His photographs have been showcased at prestigious institutions like the National Gallery and The Photographer's Gallery. Wolfgang Suschitzky's work has been honored with the creation of the Wolf Suschitzky Photography Prize which is awarded biennially.
Stuart Dryburgh is a cinematographer best known for his work in the 1993 film, The Piano, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography. The film also earned him nominations for the BAFTA Award, New York Film Critics Circle Award, and National Society of Film Critics Award.
Alex Thomson was a British cinematographer best remembered for his work in the 1981 American epic medieval fantasy movie Excalibur, which earned him nominations at the Academy Awards and British Society of Cinematographers Awards. Alex Thomson is also remembered for his work in films like Legend, Labyrinth, and Alien 3.