Barry Ackroyd


Biography

Barry Ackroyd is a cinematographer, most known for collaborating with filmmaker and fellow Brit Ken Loach. Ackroyd began shooting initially for television. His third project, a 1989 documentary for TV called "A View from the Woodpile," was his first collaboration with Loach, and from there the two have gone on to work on numerous films together, among them the comedy "Riff-Raff" in 1991,...

Biography

Barry Ackroyd is a cinematographer, most known for collaborating with filmmaker and fellow Brit Ken Loach. Ackroyd began shooting initially for television. His third project, a 1989 documentary for TV called "A View from the Woodpile," was his first collaboration with Loach, and from there the two have gone on to work on numerous films together, among them the comedy "Riff-Raff" in 1991, the romantic drama "My Name is Joe" in 1998, and the crime drama "Sweet Sixteen" in 2002. Loach is known as a fiercely independent director, resisting the bigger budgets and flash of Hollywood, and focusing on working-class people as subjects, and so Ackroyd's photography tends much more toward verisimilitude than spectacle. In 2006, Ackroyd teamed up with Paul Greengrass to shoot the challenging historical drama "United 93," about the hijacked 9/11 plane that crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Then in 2008, he worked with director Kathryn Bigelow on her much-lauded, bomb-squad-in-Iraq action-thriller, "The Hurt Locker," which, in addition to earning Best Picture and Best Director Oscars, also earned Ackroyd a cinematography nomination. In 2011, he would team up with Bigelow again on the TV drama "The Miraculous Year."

Filmography

 

Cinematography (Feature Film)

Bombshell (2019)
Camera Operator
Outlaw King (2018)
Director Of Photography
Detroit (2017)
Director Of Photography
Jason Bourne (2016)
Director Of Photography
The Big Short (2015)
Director Of Photography
Dark Places (2015)
Director Of Photography
Captain Phillips (2013)
Director Of Photography
Parkland (2013)
Director Of Photography
Contraband (2012)
Director Of Photography
Coriolanus (2011)
Director Of Photography
The Special Relationship (2010)
Director Of Photography
Green Zone (2010)
Director Of Photography
Looking For Eric (2009)
Director Of Photography
The Hurt Locker (2008)
Director Of Photography
Battle in Seattle (2007)
Director Of Photography
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Director Of Photography
Love + Hate (2005)
Director Of Photography
A Fond Kiss (2004)
Director Of Photography
Sweet Sixteen (2002)
Director Of Photography
Dust (2001)
Director Of Photography
The Navigators (2001)
Director Of Photography
The Lost Son (2001)
Director Of Photography
Very Annie Mary (2001)
Director Of Photography
The Escort (2000)
Director Of Photography
Bread and Roses (2000)
Director Of Photography
Beautiful People (2000)
Director Of Photography
My Name Is Joe (1998)
Director Of Photography
Under the Skin (1997)
Director Of Photography
Bumping the Odds (1997)
Director Of Photography
Stella Does Tricks (1996)
Director Of Photography
Carla's Song (1996)
Director Of Photography
Anne Frank Remembered (1995)
Director Of Photography
Land and Freedom (1995)
Director Of Photography
Tracking Down Maggie: The Unofficial Biography of Margaret Thatcher (1994)
Cinematographer
Fever (1994)
Director Of Photography
Ladybird, Ladybird (1994)
Director Of Photography
Raining Stones (1993)
Director Of Photography
Aileen Wuornos: The Selling Of A Serial Killer (1992)
Cinematographer
Leader, His Driver and the Driver's Wife (1991)
Cinematographer
Too White For Me (1991)
Director Of Photography
Riff Raff (1991)
Director Of Photography
The Women's Olamal - The Origins of a Masai Fertility Ceremony (1985)
Cinematographer

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Bombshell (2019)
Dp/Cinematographer
Outlaw King (2018)
Dp/Cinematographer
Outlaw King (2018)
Other
Detroit (2017)
Other
Detroit (2017)
Dp/Cinematographer
Jason Bourne (2016)
Other
Captain Phillips (2013)
Dp/Cinematographer
Coriolanus (2011)
Dp/Cinematographer
Green Zone (2010)
Dp/Cinematographer
The Hurt Locker (2008)
Dp/Cinematographer
Battle in Seattle (2007)
Dp/Cinematographer
A Fond Kiss (2004)
Dp/Cinematographer
Bread and Roses (2000)
Other
Tracking Down Maggie: The Unofficial Biography of Margaret Thatcher (1994)
Other

Director (Special)

The Cazalets (2001)
Director

Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)

Eroica (2003)
Director Of Photography
Out of Control (2002)
Director Of Photography

Misc. Crew (TV Mini-Series)

Eroica (2003)
Dp/Cinematographer

Life Events

Photo Collections

Mark of the Vampire - Scene Stills
Here are a few scene stills from MGM's Mark of the Vampire (1935), starring Lionel Barrymore, Bela Lugosi, and Elizabeth Allen.

Videos

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La Strada (1954) -- What A Man! Directed by her husband Federico Fellini, country-girl Gelsomina (Giulietta Masina) at her first restaurant dinner with intoxicated roustabout strong-man Zampano (Anthony Quinn), who in-effect purchased her from her impoverished mother, and who soon becomes more interested in the barmaid (Anna Primula), in La Strada, 1954.
Mighty Quinn, The (1989) - There's Been A Homicide In dress-whites at a wedding in the Jamaica-like (where it was shot) island nation, title character, police chief Denzel Washington takes an urgent call and nearly collides with childhood friend Maubee (Robert Townsend), early in The Mighty Quinn, 1989.
Suspiria (1977) - Open, Hey Taxi! Following narration over graphic credits establishing Jessica Harper as American dancer Suzy Bannion, arriving in Germany (Munich airport) from New York, there’s no doubt of writer-director Dario Argento’s direction, opening the gothic horror extravaganza Suspiria, 1977.
Suspiria (1977) - There's A Murderer! Pat (Eva Axén, who mysteriously fled the German dance school where American heroine Jessica Harper just arrived) didn’t want to explain to Sonia (Susanna Javicoli) what happened, and it turns out real bad for them both, early in Dario Argento’s notorious horror spectacle, Suspiria, 1977.
Alice In The Cities (1974) - Terrible Thing To Waste From the early, solo section of the trip, German freelance author Philip (Rudiger Vogler) making his way from southeast toward New York, where he'll meet the title character, with a visit from Henry Fonda in Young Mr. Lincoln, 1939, in Wim Wenders' Alice In The Cities, 1974.
Alice In The Cities (1974) - She'll Join Us In Amsterdam Newly acquainted German travelers Philip (Rudiger Vogler) and Alice (Yella Rottlander) in Manhattan en route to meet her mother at the Empire State Building, which doesn't work out, thus launching their European journey, in Wim Wenders' Alice In The Cities, 1974.
Alice In The Cities (1974) - What Does He Want From Us? Wim Wenders directs his protagonist, wandering German author Philip (Rudiger Vogler), to a Manhattan airline office, where he learns that the air traffic control strike back home is a problem, and meets Alice (Yella Rottlander) and Lisa (Elisabeth Kreuzer), in Alice In The Cities, 1974.
Hollywood Shuffle (1987) - Open, There's A Bat In My House Co-writer (with Keenen Ivory Wayans), director, producer, star and self-financier Robert Townsend opens his famous independent feature, rehearsing in the bathroom, Craigus R. Johnson his little brother, Starletta DuPois his mother, Helen Martin his grandmother, Brad Sanders as “Batty,” in Hollywood Shuffle, 1987.
Hollywood Shuffle (1987) - Black Acting School After a couple of introductory vignettes and with spicy language, writer-director Robert Townsend appears in the fantasy sequence, confirming that he’s imagining all this while waiting at a Hollywood audition, Grand L. Bush as both “Mandingo” and “Ricky Taylor,” also Tony Edwards, in Hollywood Shuffle, 1987.
Hollywood Shuffle (1987) - Sneakin' In The Movies Another of the more famous digressions, director, co-writer, star and producer Robert Townsend as Bobby, fantasizing as he awaits word on his audition, with Jimmy Woodard as pal Tyrone, imagines himself hosting a knock-off Siskel & Ebert show, with still more not-usually appropriate language, in Hollywood Shuffle, 1987.
Sparkle (1976) - She's Bustin' At The Seams Neat two opening scenes, introducing Phillip Michael Thomas and Dorian Harewood on the front steps, with Lonette McKee, Irene Cara and Dwan Smith as “Sister,” Sparkle and Delores, Mary Alice their mom, Beatrice Winde the neighbor, Sam O’Steen directing, in the cult hit (re-made by Whitney Houston in 2012), Sparkle, 1976.
Sparkle (1976) - Hooked On Your Love Among the reasons for buzz about Lonette McKee, singing the lead as eldest sister “Sister,” backed up by 16 year-old Irene Cara (title character) and Dwan Smith (as Delores), with a Curtis Mayfield original, certainly more in the contemporary style than that of the setting, Harlem ca. 1958, in the fictional show-biz drama Sparkle, 1976.

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