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Birth Place: United Kingdom Profession: director of photography, lighting director, clapper loader

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Raised in Scotland
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Moved to London when he was in his early twenties
1985:
Entered films as a clapper loader on "Caravaggio", directed by Derek Jarman
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Hired to light a music video
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Spent seven years shooting music videos, commercials and documentaries
1994:
Debut as feature cinematographer, "Pigalle", helmed by Karim Dridi
1995:
Reunited with Dridi on "Bye-Bye"
1997:
Served as director of photography on "Twin Town"
1997:
Shot two episodes of the Showtime series "The Hunger", one directed by Tony Scott, the other by Jake Scott
1998:
Was cinematographer of "Vigo - Passion for Life", Julien Temple's biopic of French filmmaker Jean Vigo
1998:
Earned praise for his lensing of the Francis Bacon biopic "Love Is the Devil"
1998:
Was visual effects director of photography on "Enemy of the State", directed by Tony Scott
1999:
Served as cinematographer on Jake Scott's feature directorial debut "Plunkett and Macleane"
2000:
Teamed with Ridley Scott on the Roman epic "Gladiator"
2001:
Second feature with Ridley Scott, "Hannibal", the long-awaited sequel to "The Silence of the Lambs"
2001:
Was director of photography on "K-Pax"
2004:
Served as the cinematographer for Joel Schumacher's adaptation of "The Phantom of the Opera"; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography
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Awarded the title Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture in 1996, in recognition of his contribution to French cinema.

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Isla Mathieson.

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