Roger Deakins Biography (1949-)

Born May 24, 1949, in Torquay, Devon, England; son of William Albert (a builder) and Josephine (an actress; maiden name, Messum) Deakins; married IsabellaJames Purefoy Ellis, December 11, 1991. Addresses: Agent: Paul Hook,International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211-1934.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Cinematographer, camera operator, photographer
Birth Details
May 24, 1949
Torquay, Devon, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Cinematographer
  • Empty Hand (short film), 1976
  • Welcome to Britain (documentary), 1976
  • Before Hindsight (documentary), 1977
  • Cruel Passion, 1977
  • Steppin' Out, 1979
  • Blue Suede Shoes (documentary), Kendon, 1980
  • Towers of Babel, 1981
  • Van Morrison in Ireland (concert film), 1981
  • Alan Bush: A Life (documentary), 1983
  • Another Time, Another Place, Cinegate, 1983
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four, Atlantic, 1984
  • Defence of the Realm, Rank/Hemdale, 1985
  • The Innocent, 1985
  • Return to Waterloo, New Line Cinema, 1985
  • Shadey, Larkspur, 1985
  • Sid and Nancy (also known as Sid and Nancy: Love Kills), Samuel Goldwyn, 1986
  • The Kitchen Toto, Cannon, 1987
  • Personal Services, Vestron, 1987
  • La donna della luna (also known as The Moon Woman and Woman in the Moon), 1988
  • Pascali's Island (also known as L'isola di Pascali), Avenue, 1988
  • Stormy Monday, Atlantic, 1988
  • White Mischief, Columbia, 1988
  • Air America, TriStar, 1990
  • The Long Walk Home, Miramax, 1990
  • Mountains of the Moon, TriStar, 1990
  • Barton Fink, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991
  • Homicide, Triumph, 1991
  • Passion Fish, Miramax, 1992
  • Thunderheart, TriStar, 1992
  • The Secret Garden, Warner Bros., 1993
  • The Hudsucker Proxy (also known as Hudsucker--Der grosse Sprung), Warner Bros., 1994
  • The Shawshank Redemption, Columbia, 1994
  • (As Roger A. Deakins) Dead Man Walking, Gramercy, 1995
  • Rob Roy, United Artists, 1995
  • Courage under Fire, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Fargo, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1996
  • Kundun, Buena Vista, 1997
  • The Big Lebowski, Gramercy, 1998
  • The Siege, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • Anywhere but Here, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999
  • The Hurricane, Universal, 1999
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? (also known as O Brother), BuenaVista, 2000
  • Thirteen Days, New Line Cinema, 2000
  • A Beautiful Mind, Universal, 2001
  • The Man Who Wasn't There, USA Films, 2001
  • Intolerable Cruelty, Universal, 2002
  • Levity, Columbia, 2002
  • Also cinematographer for the documentaries Eritrea--Behind the Lines and Zimbabwe.
  • Camera Operator
  • Another Time, Another Place, Cinegate, 1983
  • Sid and Nancy (also known as Sid and Nancy: Love Kills), Samuel Goldwyn, 1986
  • Pascali's Island (also known as L'isola di Pascali), Avenue, 1988
  • Stormy Monday, Atlantic, 1988
  • White Mischief, Columbia, 1988
  • Air America, TriStar, 1990
  • Mountains of the Moon, TriStar, 1990
  • Other
  • (Location photographer) The Animals Film (documentary), The CinemaGuild, 1981
  • (Second unit photographer) Memoirs of a Survivor, EMI Productions,1981
  • Film Appearances
  • Himself, A la recherche de Kundun avec Martin Scorsese (documentary; also known as In Search of Kundun with Martin Scorsese), 1998, IN Pictures, 1999
  • Television Work
  • Cinematographer; Movies
  • The House, 1984
  • Dinner with Friends, HBO, 2001
  • Cinematographer; Specials
  • Worked on Around the World with Ridgeway, Raj Gonds-India,S.E. Nuba-Sudan, and When the World Changed.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • In Camera Magazine, winter, 1995

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