#1: From interview by the BFI

#2: [Left] with dir Ken Loach [2008]

 

   


BARRY ACKROYD   BSC

 

Born: 12 May 1954, Oldham, Greater Manchester, UK.

Education: Portsmouth College of Art [1973-76; Film].

Career: Graduated from the College of Art with a 'making of' film about Ken Russell's 'Tommy' [1974]. Started career as c.asst on doc's.

Ph commercials dir by Nicolai Fuglsig [for Rexona], a.o.

Became president of the BSC in 2014.

Awards: As doph: Camerimage 'Golden Frog' nom [1996] for 'Carla’s Song'; Camerimage 'Special Award' [2002; shared with Ken Loach] for 'Best Duo: Director - Cinematographer'; Camerimage 'Golden Frog' nom [2002], Valladolid IFF Award [2002] & Manaki Brothers 'Golden Camera 300' Award [2003] for 'Sweet Sixteen'; BAFTA Craft Award nom [2004] for 'The Lost Prince'; Madridimagen FF 'Golden Award' [2005] for his career; European Film Award [2006] & BIFA Award nom [2006] for 'The Wind That Shakes the Barley'; BAFTA Film Award nom [2006] for 'United 93'; Camerimage 'Golden Frog' nom [2008], BAFTA Film Award 'Best Cinematography' [2009], ASC Film Award nom [2009] & 'Oscar' AA nom [2009] for 'The Hurt Locker'; ASC Film Award nom [2013] & BAFTA Film Award nom [2013] for 'Captain Phillips'.

As dir: BAFTA Film Award nom 'Best Short Film' [1997; shared] & Molodist IFF nom 'Best Film' [1997] for 'The Butterfly Man'.

Website: Barry Ackroyd


 

 FILMS

1975

A Housing Film [Barrie Gibson] b&w; doc/35m; made in co-operation with Portsmouth Polytechnic Student Community Action

1977

Heather [Robert Ede] 16mm/c; short/48m; cph: Tony Stubbs

1984

University of Sussex [Colin Luke] c; comm doc/29m; cph: Mike Fox, Nick Gifford & Christopher Morphet

1986

Inside the Labyrinth [Des Saunders] c; doc/96m & 57m (tv-version); cph: Rafi Rafaeli & John Warwick

1990

Hunters and Bombers/Conflits de chasseurs [Hugh Brody & Nigel Markham] c; doc/53m; cph: Nigel Markham & Kent Nason

1990

Riff-Raff [Ken Loach] 16mm-35bu/c

1992

Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer [Nick Broomfield] 16mm/c; doc/85m

1992

Raining Stones [Ken Loach] c

1993

Ladybird Ladybird [Ken Loach] c

1994

Fever [Carine Adler] 16mm/c; short/25m

1994

Land and Freedom/Tierra y libertad [Ken Loach] c; 2nd cam: Jeremy Gee, Nigel Willoughby, Cosmo Campbell & Joan Benet

1995

Carla's Song [Ken Loach] c

1996

Stella Does Tricks [Coky Giedroyc] c; 2uc: Roger Tooley (London) & Grant Cameron (Glasgow)

1996

Sous les pieds des femmes [Rachida Krim] c

1996

Under the Skin [Carine Adler] c

1997

Amazing Grace [Maeve Murphy] s16/c; short/14m

1997

My Name Is Joe [Ken Loach] c

1998

The Lost Son [Chris Menges] c; uncred cph: Eduardo Serra

1998

Beautiful People [Jasmin Dizdar] c

1998

Mauvaise passe/The Escort/The Wrong Blonde [Michel Blanc] c

1999

Very Annie Mary [Sara Sugarman] c; 2uc: Baz Irvine

1999

Bread and Roses [Ken Loach] c; 2uc: Haskell Wexler

2000

Dust [Milcho Manchevski] c; 2uc: Mike Eley

2000

The Navigators [Ken Loach] s16-35bu/c; ph first week; cph: Mike Eley (finished shooting)

2001

Sweet Sixteen [Ken Loach] c

2003

Os imortais [António-Pedro Vasconcelos] c

2003

Ae Fond Kiss.../Just a Kiss [Ken Loach] c

2004

Love + Hate [Dominic Savage] s35/c

2005

The Wind That Shakes the Barley [Ken Loach] c

2005

United 93 [Paul Greengrass] s35/c; 2uc: Mike Eley & Sean Bobbitt

2006

Battle in Seattle [Stuart Townsend] s16+v (archive)-to-35mm/c; uncred addph: Haskell Wexler

 

[Right] - "The Hurt Locker"

 

2007

The Hurt Locker [Kathryn Bigelow] s16+HD (REDLAKE Hi-Speed)-to-35mm/c; Canada ph: Newton Thomas Sigel; 2uc: Niels Reedtz Johansen

2008

Looking for Eric [Ken Loach] c

2008

Green Zone/Imperial Life in the Emerald City [Paul Greengrass] RED+s35-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Florian Emmerich; splinter unit ph: John Conroy; aph: Jeremy Braben

 

[Right/cap] - "Coriolanus"

 

2010

Coriolanus [Ralph Fiennes] ts (+ D-Cinema)/c

2011

Contraband [Baltasar Kormákur] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Igor Meglic; splinter unit ph: Jerry M. Jacob; aph: Kurt Soderling; remake of 'Reykjavík Rotterdam' (2008, Óskar Jónasson; ph: Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson)

2012

Captain Phillips [Paul Greengrass] s35+s16+HD (ARRI ALEXA)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc Malta: Niels Reedtz Johansen; aph: Jeremy Braben; uwph Malta: Mark Silk

2012

I Missed My Mother's Funeral [Ben Quinn] c; short/11m

2012

Dr. Easy [Jason Groves, Chris Harding & Richard Kenworthy] HD (scope)/c; short/10m; for NOMAD Life Sciences; also a teaser for a feature film

2013

Parkland [Peter Landesman] HD (ARRI ALEXA)-to-digital/c

2013

Dark Places [Gilles Paquet-Brenner] HD (ARRI ALEXA) scope-to-digital/b&w-c; addph (pickups): Marcus Mizelle

2014

The Last Face [Sean Penn] HD (scope)/c; addph (reshoots): Sven Vosloo

2015

The Big Short [Adam McKay] s35+HD (Canon EOS C500)-to-D-Cinema (scope)/c; splinter unit ph (New York): Patrick Capone; aph (opening seq): Tim Arasheben; uwph: Tom Boyd; timelapse unit ph: Gregg de Domenico 

2015

Jason Bourne [Paul Greengrass] s35+s16+HD (ARRI ALEXA Plus 4:3 & XT + Blackmagic Camera + Canon EOS C500)+RED Epic Dragon-to-D-Cinema (scope)/c; 2uc: Igor Meglic; aph: Jeremy Braben & John Marzano; 2uc (edge arm): Greg Baldi; filmed 2015-16

2016

Detroit [Kathryn Bigelow] HD/c

 

 TELEVISION

1984

The Women's Olamal - The Organisation of a Maasai Fertility Ceremony [Melissa Llewelyn-Davies] doc/113m/16mm; cph: Dick Pope; ep BBC-tv series 'Worlds Apart'

1985

Taking the Lid Off [Nigel Evans] doc/52m; cph: Gerald Pinches, Kevin Latimer & Chris Connell

1985

In the Name of Charity [Nigel Evans] doc/58m; cph: Jonathan Collinson & Peter Greenhalgh; ep Thames-tv series 'Viewpoint '86'

1986

They Were Only Sixteen [prod: Tamasin Day Lewis] doc/50m; cph: Robin Probyn; for BBC1-tv (1987)

1987

Big George Is Dead [Henry Martin] tvm

1987

Diary of a Frontliner [prod: Sam Organ] doc/40m; ep BBC2-tv series '40 Minutes' (1988)

1987

Return to Year Zero?/Kampuchea [Shari Robertson] doc/42m; ep Channel 4 doc series 'Dispatches' (1989)

1987

Angkor Wat Under Siege [Shari Robertson] doc/28m (1989)

1987

Inside the Khmer Rouge/The Secret World of the Khmer Rouge [Shari Robertson] doc/47m; cph: Ned Johnston & Prasit Sangrungrueng; ep BBC-tv current affair series 'Assignment' (1990)

1988

Monsters and Rainbows [Nigel Evans] doc/50m; cph: Martin Lightening; ep BBC1-tv doc series 'Everyman'

1988

Whose Mind Is It Anyway? [Roy Chapman] doc/50m; cph: Martin Patmore; ep BBC1-tv doc series 'Byline'

1988

Scenes from the Farm [Melissa Llewelyn-Davies] doc/90m; cph: Joan Churchill; ep Channel 4 series 'True Stories'

1988

Chronicles and Kings [Ron Johnston] doc/52m; ep #2 of 7-part series 'Testament: The Bible and History' for Channel 4

1988

The View from the Woodpile [Ken Loach] doc/60m; cph: Robin Probyn; ep Channel 4 series 'The Eleventh Hour'

1988

Time to Go [Ken Loach] doc/30m/16mm; ep BBC2-tv (BBC Community Programme Unit) series 'Split Screen' (1989)

1989

Johnny and Alf Go Home [David Collison] doc/40m; cph: Graham Smith; ep BBC1-tv doc series 'Byline'

1989

Lake Baikal - The Sacred Sea [Irina Mishina] doc/25m; ep ITV series 'Voyager'

1989

Danny and the Dirty Dog: The Making of 'Roald Dahl's Danny the Champion of the World' [prod: Christopher O'Hare] doc/20m; cph: Chris Morphet

1990

The Leader, His Driver and the Driver's Wife [Nick Broomfield] doc/16mm/80m & 100m; ep Channel 4 series 'True Stories'

1991

Making a Dishonest Buck [David Dugan] doc/60m; cph: Jeri Sopanen, Stephen Lighthill, a.o.; ep (#15/19th season) PBS-tv series 'Nova'

1991

Too White for Me [Nick Broomfield] doc/77m; ep Channel 4 series 'True Stories'

1993

The Real Jurassic Park/Jurassic Park Revisited [David Dugan] doc/55m; cph: Stephen Standen & Bob Elfstrom; ep Channel 4 series 'Equinox' & ep (#6/21st season) PBS-tv series 'Nova'

1993

Auschwitz - The Blueprints of Genocide [Mike Rossiter] doc/50m; cph: Stephen Standen; ep BBC-tv series 'Horizon'

1993

The Merrihill Millionaires [Les Blair] tvm; ep BBC-tv series 'Screenplay'

1993

Tracking Down Maggie: The Unofficial Biography of Margaret Thatcher [Nick Broomfield] doc/87m/16mm; ep Channel 4 series 'True Stories'

1994

Life After Life [Tim Fywell] tvm; ep BBC-tv series 'Screen Two'

1994

Anne Frank Remembered [Jon Blair] doc/120m/b&w-c; for BBC-tv

1995

Flowers of the Forest [Michael Whyte] tvm

1996

Hillsborough/Inquest [Charles McDougall] tvm

1996

The Flickering Flame [: A Story of Resistance]/Les Dockers de Liverpool [Ken Loach] doc/52m; cph: Roger Chapman

1997

Bumping the Odds [Rob Rohrer] tvm

1998

Boogie Nights in Suburbia [Edmund Coulthard] doc/65m; ep Channel 4 series 'Censored' (1999)

2001

Sunday [Charles McDougall] tvm

2002

Out of Control [Dominic Savage] tvm/DigiBeta

2002

The Blues [ep 'Red, White & Blues' dir by Mike Figgis] 7-part doc series; cph: Mike Eley, John Lynch & Patrick Stewart

2002

The Lost Prince [Stephen Poliakoff] 2-part tvm/16mm; in USA ep PBS-tv series 'Masterpiece Theatre' (2004)

2002

Concert for George [David Leland] concert film/146m/HD; co-cameraman; ph: Chris Menges

2003

Eroica [Simon Cellan Jones] tvm/16mm

2005

Friends and Crocodiles [Stephen Poliakoff] tvm

2005

Gideon's Daughter [Stephen Poliakoff] tvm/16mm

2009

The Special Relationship [Richard Loncraine] tvm/s35; addph London: Martin Kenzie

2010

The Miraculous Year [Kathryn Bigelow] pilot; for HBO-tv

2011

The Newsroom [pilot (s16-to-HD) 'We Just Decided To' dir by Greg Mottola] 25-part series/HD (ARRI ALEXA), 2012-14; 1st season, 2012 (10 ep); other ph: Todd McMullen

2013

The Missionary [Baltasar Kormákur] pilot/HD; for HBO-tv

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1983

Heart of the Dragon [various; 12-part doc tv-series] c.asst (6 ep); ph: Mike Fox (6 ep), Chris O'Dell & Peter Mackay

1996

The Butterfly Man [dir; s16-35bu/c; short/26m] ph: Baz Irvine

2000

The Cazalets [Suri Krishnamma; 5-part tv-series] 2ud; ph: Robin Vidgeon

2011

The Angels' Share [Ken Loach] co-2nd cam; ph: Robbie Ryan