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A leading cinematographer who began his career in association with director Ridley Scott, Adrian Biddle served as a camera assistant on Scott's first two features, "The Duellists" (1977) and "Alien" (1979), before establishing himself as a cinematographer on commercials. His first feature film as director of photography was James Cameron's slick, action-packed sequel, "Aliens" (1986), which he followed with the somewhat lighter, sun-dappled imagery of two charming, distinctive fantasy films, Rob Reiner's "The Princess Bride" (1987) and the George Lucas-Ron Howard adventure "Willow" (1988). For much of the 90s, Biddle alternated between sci-fi actioners ("Judge Dredd" 1995, "Event Horizon" 1997) and more character-driven pieces. He reteamed with Scott as cinematographer for the distaff road movie "Thelma and Louise" (1991) and provided the proper period lighting for Scott's otherwise disastrous "1492: The Conquest of Paradise" (1992). Biddle achieved the proper tones for the live-action version of "101 Dalmatians" (1996) and won particular praise for his superlative lensing of "The Butcher Boy" (1998).

A leading cinematographer who began his career in association with director Ridley Scott, Adrian Biddle served as a camera assistant on Scott's first two features, "The Duellists" (1977) and "Alien" (1979), before establishing himself as a cinematographer on commercials. His first feature film as director of photography was James Cameron's slick, action-packed sequel, "Aliens" (1986), which he followed with the somewhat lighter, sun-dappled imagery of two charming, distinctive fantasy films, Rob Reiner's "The Princess Bride" (1987) and the George Lucas-Ron Howard adventure "Willow" (1988). For much of the 90s, Biddle alternated between sci-fi actioners ("Judge Dredd" 1995, "Event Horizon" 1997) and more character-driven pieces. He reteamed with Scott as cinematographer for the distaff road movie "Thelma and Louise" (1991) and provided the proper period lighting for Scott's otherwise disastrous "1492: The Conquest of Paradise" (1992). Biddle achieved the proper tones for the live-action version of "101 Dalmatians" (1996) and won particular praise for his superlative lensing of "The Butcher Boy" (1998).

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1977:
First film job as a camera assistant on "The Duellists"
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Director of photography for commercials
1979:
Worked as a focus puller on "Alien", directed by Ridley Scott
1986:
Feature debut as a director of photography with "Aliens", helmed by James Cameron
1987:
Shot "The Princess Bride"
1988:
Served as director of photography on "Willow"
1991:
Reteamed with Ridley Scott for the distaff road movie "Thelma and Louise"
1992:
Again paired with Scott for the unsuccessful, but lushly photographed "1492: The Conquest of Paradise"
1995:
Was cinematographer on the futuristic "Judge Dredd"
1996:
First teaming with director Stephen Herek, the live-action version of "101 Dalmatians"
1998:
Was director of photography for Neil Jordan's "The Butcher Boy"
1998:
Reteamed with Herek for "Holy Man", starring Eddie Murphy
1999:
Shot the remake of "The Mummy"
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