Roger Deakins

About Roger Deakins

Who is it?: Cinematographer
Birth Day: May 24, 1949
Birth Place: Torquay, British
Other names: Roger A. Deakins, Matt Campbell
Occupation: Cinematographer
Years active: 1982–present
Spouse(s): Isabella James Purefoy Ellis (m. 1991)
Awards: Academy Award for Best Cinematography 2018 Blade Runner 2049 BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography 2008 No Country for Old Men 2011 True Grit Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography 1997 Fargo 2009 A Serious Man

Roger Deakins

Roger Deakins was born on May 24, 1949 in Torquay, British, is Cinematographer. Roger Alexander Deakins, CBE, ASC, BSC is a British cinematographer best known for his work in films like ‘The Shawshank Redemption’, ‘No Country for Old Men’, ‘Skyfall’, ‘Sicario’ and more recently, ‘Hail, Caesar!’ He is the preferred cinematographer for the Coen Brothers and other eminent directors like Sam Mendes and Denis Villeneuve. Interested in painting and photography since his early life, he studied graphic designing. He then started his career in filming documentaries and gradually made his way into Hollywood. His signature cinematographic style adheres to using simple lighting design, often with only a couple of light sources and shooting films using only spherical lenses. Apart from cinematography, he has also been the visual consultant for a number of hit animation movies like ‘WALL-E’, ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ etc. He is a member of both the American and British Society of Cinematographers and has been honoured with the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 2013 for his contribution to cinema. In 2011, he received the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers Lifetime Achievement Award. He has also received twelve nominations for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. He continues to inspire film enthusiasts with his talent and work.
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Popular As Roger Deakins
Occupation Film & Theater Personalities
Age 74 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born May 24, 1949 (Torquay, British)
Birthday May 24
Town/City Torquay, British
Nationality British

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Roger Alexander Deakins, CBE, ASC, BSC (born May 24, 1949) is an English Cinematographer best known for his work on the films of the Coen brothers, Sam Mendes, and Denis Villeneuve. Deakins is a member of both the American and British Society of Cinematographers. He received the 2011 American Society of Cinematographers (A.S.C.) Lifetime Achievement Award. Its President, Richard Crudo, called Deakins "the pre-eminent Cinematographer of our time."


From the time of his work in Africa until the early 1980s, Deakins continued his cinematographic and directorial work in documentaries as well as the burgeoning field of music videos. His early work as both a Director and Cinematographer of music videos including a lot of the early Madness videos. Carl Perkins' "Blue Suede Shoes" and the concert film Van Morrison in Ireland. Subsequently, he worked on Towers of Babel, Sid and Nancy, The Kitchen Toto, and Pascali's Island.


Deakins' first feature film in America as Cinematographer was Mountains of the Moon (1990). He began his collaboration with the Coen brothers in 1991 on the film Barton Fink (the Director Barry Sonnenfeld worked as Cinematographer on the Coen brothers' previous three films Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, and Miller's Crossing). Since then, Deakins has been the Coens' main cinematic collaborator and has been their principal Cinematographer.


Deakins married script supervisor Isabella James Purefoy Ellis, professionally known as James Ellis, on 11 December 1991. He lives in his home county Devon in the south west of England. Deakins' primary hobby is taking still photographs. Before he entered the National Film School in Buckinghamshire he spent a year in North Devon, documenting the way of life on the farms and in the villages. This cemented his passion for still photography that continues to this day. On the rare days that he is not in his boat while in Devon, Deakins enjoys travelling to various places to augment his growing series of images.


Deakins received his first major award from the American Society of Cinematographers for his outstanding achievement in cinematography for the internationally praised major motion picture The Shawshank Redemption. The ASC continued to honour Deakins with outstanding achievement nominations for his later works, including Fargo, Kundun, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and The Man Who Wasn't There, for which he won his second ASC Award. The U.S. National Board of Review of Motion Pictures honored him with an award for Career Achievement in Cinematography in 2007.


In 2008, Deakins became the first Cinematographer in history to receive dual ASC nominations for his works The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and No Country for Old Men. The latter won the BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography and he received Academy Award nominations for both films. In 2009, he was double-nominated for the ASC Award again for Revolutionary Road and The Reader (with Chris Menges). In 2011, he was nominated again for his work on True Grit and also received an ASC Lifetime Achievement Award.


Deakins was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to film.


Deakins signed on as Cinematographer for Skyfall, having previously worked with Director Sam Mendes on Jarhead and Revolutionary Road. For his work, he received his third ASC Award for outstanding achievement in cinematography from his ninth ASC Award nomination. Deakins also worked as one of the visual consultants for the Pixar's animated feature WALL-E, DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon, and Nickelodeon Movies' Rango. In 2018, he received his fourth ASC award, his fourth BAFTA award, and his first Academy Award for Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve.

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