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 Roger Deakins

Roger Deakins
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Famous As: Cinematographer
Birthdate: May 24, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Torquay

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.

 2 Sam Taylor-Johnson

Sam Taylor-Johnson
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Famous As: Filmmaker
Birthdate: March 4, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Sam Taylor-Johnson, a British filmmaker and photographer, belongs to the Young British Artists group. Her notable works include Nowhere Boy, Fifty Shades of Grey, and Love You More. Her film Nowhere Boy was screened at 53rd annual London Film Festival as its closing presentation in 2009. She is known for directing the famous film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.
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 3 David Lean

David Lean
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Famous As: Film Director, Producer & Screenwater
Birthdate: March 25, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Croydon, Surrey, England
Died: April 16, 1991

 4 Gareth Edwards

Gareth Edwards
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: June 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England

 5 Martin Kenzie

Martin Kenzie
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Famous As: Cinematographer
Birthdate: April 29, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cambridge
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
Birthplace: London

 7 Lynne Ramsay

Lynne Ramsay
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Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film producer
Birthdate: December 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glasgow
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 8 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
Birthplace: Carlisle

 9 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
Birthplace: Newport

 10 Rupert Wyatt

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

 11 Douglas Slocombe

Douglas Slocombe
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Famous As: Cinematographer
Birthdate: February 10, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London
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
Birthplace: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK
Died: April 22, 2009

 13 Ronald Neame

Ronald Neame
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Famous As: Filmmaker
Birthdate: April 23, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 16, 2010

 14 Freddie Francis

Freddie Francis
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Famous As: Cinematographer
Birthdate: December 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Islington, London, England
Died: March 17, 2007

 15 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
Birthplace: France
Died: September 28, 1935

 16 Freddie Young

Freddie Young
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Famous As: Cinematographer
Birthdate: October 9, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 1, 1998

 17 Gilbert Taylor

Gilbert Taylor
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Famous As: Cinematographer
Birthdate: April 12, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England
Died: August 23, 2013

 18 Wolfgang Suschitzky

Wolfgang Suschitzky
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Famous As: Cinematographer, Photographer
Birthdate: August 29, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: October 7, 2016

 19 Oswald Morris

Oswald Morris
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Famous As: Cinematographer
Birthdate: November 22, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ruislip, England
Died: March 17, 2014

 20 Alex Thomson

Alex Thomson
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Famous As: Cinematographer
Birthdate: January 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 14, 2007