ALAN ALMOND   BSC

 

Born: ?.

Career: Ph commercials dir by Paul Weiland [for Tesco, Miller, etc.], David Garfath, Barry Meyers [for Smirnoff, Mars, etc.], a.o.

Awards: British TV Advertising Craft Award [1996] for Smirnoff commercial; Dinard FF 'Kodak Award' [1998] for 'Get Real'; RTS Craft & Design Award 'Photography Drama' nom [2002-03] for 'Messiah 2 - Vengeance Is Mine'; RTS Craft & Design Award 'Photography Drama' nom [2011-12] for 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'; BAFTA Television Craft Award 'Photography & Lighting Fiction' nom [2010] for 'Desperate Romantics'; BAFTA Television Craft Award 'Photography & Lighting Fiction' [2011] for 'South Riding'.

Website: Alan Almond


 

 FILMS

1979

Just Watch It [Malcolm Taylor] c; comm short/19m; for Merchant Navy Training Board

1980

Ellesmere Port - Our Town [Bruce Rawlings] c; comm doc/13m; for H.H. Robertson (U.K.)

1981

Genesis - Three Sides Live [Stuart Orme] 16mm/c; doc + concert film/83m; co-cameraman (concert); lighting cameraman (+ loc dir): Peter Mackay

1985

Licensed to Drill [Malcolm Taylor] 16mm/c; comm doc/27m; for Phillips Petroleum Co.

1986

The London Chamber of Commerce [John Michael Slater] c; corporate film/13m; cph: Mike Thomson

1986

Rockwool - The Natural Way to Insulate [John Michael Slater] 16mm/c; comm doc/16m; for Rockwool

1993

New Order Story [Kevin Hewitt] b&w-c/V; mus doc/58m, 120m & 139m; cph: Mike Coles; + archive/music videos (filmed 1979-93); An edited version of the doc was first broadcast on the ITV network on 29 August 1993. It was then released on VHS in October 1993, edited into a full (British) version and a shorter American version. In 2005 the film was released both in the UK and the USA on DVD in its full version.

1993

Boiling Point [Jason Lehel] c; short/29m

1993

Backbeat [Iain Softley] p/b&w-c; 2uc; ph: Ian Wilson

1993

Loaded/Bloody Weekend [Anna Campion] c

1994

Alistair Fish [Tom Cairns] c; dance film/15m; also ep of BBC-tv series 'Dance for the Camera'

1995

Brothers in Trouble [Udayan Prasad] c

1996

My Son the Fanatic [Udayan Prasad] c

 

[Right] with dir Simon Shore - "Get Real"

 

1997

Get Real [Simon Shore] p/c

1998

G:MT Greenwich Mean Time/G:mt [John Strickland] c

1999

Guest House Paradiso [Adrian Edmondson] c

1999

Kevin & Perry Go Large [Ed Bye] c

2000

Gabriel & Me/Jimmy Spud [Udayan Prasad] p/c

2006

Nobody's Hero [Jason Lehel] principal ph started on 31 March; status unknown

2006

Knife Edge [Anthony Hickox] prod postponed; filmed in July 2007 by ph Daniel Bronks

2006

Strength and Honour [Mark Mahon] s35/c

2007

Made of Honor [Paul Weiland] c; 2uc UK; ph: Tony Pierce Roberts

2008

Where the Treetops Glisten [Kevin Godley] pre-production; 2011: Bastion Pictures has begun its pre-production campaign for 'Where The Treetops Glisten', the first project from the company's new virtual production division, Bastion Virtual, which aims to form a collaborative production community across the world, tapping into actors, writers, filmmakers, enthusiasts and financing, all through the internet

2008

From Time to Time [Julian Fellowes] c

 

 TELEVISION

1980

The Small Available Joys [Peter Carr] doc/28m; cph: John Shann, Mike Rainer & Barry Jones

1980

The Pool of Life [Jonathan Gili] doc/52m; cph: David McKay, John Shann & Mike Todd

1980

Time Off [ep 'Weekend Away' dir by Jennifer Jeremy, 'Mike Goth - Mine Explorer, Robert Aram - Chimney Collector' dir by John Michael Slater & '?' dir by David Liddiment] series; cph ('Mike Goth...'): Michael Blakeley

1984

This Land of England [Bruce MacDonald] 4-part doc series ('Spring: 'And Ordered Their Estate', 'Summer: 'Lords of All They Surveyed', 'Autumn: 'As I Walked Through the Wilderness of This World' & 'Winter: 'To Market'); for Channel 4

1985

Who Cares [Richard Mayhew-Smith] 4-part doc series; for Channel 4

1985

Prince Charles - The Pride Factor [John Michael Slater] doc/30m

1986

England, Their England [various] regional doc series, 1978-87; for ATV and later Central-tv

1994

Family Style [Justin Chadwick] tvm/11m

1994

Never Mind [Dan Zeff] tvm/15m

1994

That Sunday [Dan Zeff] tvm/16m/s16; + co-Steadicam op

1994

Crocodile Shoes [David Richards & Robert Knights] 13-part series; 1st series (7 ep)

1995

Kiss and Tell [David Richards] tvm/s16

1996

Crocodile Shoes [Roger Bamford & Baz Taylor] 2nd series (6 ep); see 1994

2001

Red Cap [David Richards] tvm; also pilot for series, 2003 & 2004

2001

The Forsyte Saga [ep #4, 5 & 6 dir by David Moore] 6-part miniseries/16mm, 2002; other ph: Sue Gibson (ep #1, 2 & 3)

2002

Messiah 2 - Vengeance Is Mine [David Richards] 2-part miniseries; 2uc: Mike Frift

2003

Foyle's War [ep #5 'Fifty Ships' dir by Giles Foster (GF), #6 'Among the Few' dir by Jeremy Silberston (JS), #7 'War Games' dir by GF & #8 'The Funk Hole' dir by JS] 12-part series, 2002-04; 2nd series/s16, 2003

2004

Jericho [ep #1 'A Pair of Ragged Claws' & #2 'The Killing of Johnny Swan' dir by Nicholas Renton] 4-part (x 95m) miniseries; other ph: Sue Gibson (#3) & Cinders Forshaw (#4)

2004

The Taming of the Shrew [David Richards] tvm; ep 4-part BBC1-tv series 'ShakespearRe-Told'

2005

The Mystery of the Blue Train [Hettie Macdonald] special (ep #54); ep 'Agatha Christie - Poirot'-series (41 ep, 1989-93; 29 specials, 1995-2013)

2005

Sleeping Murder [Ed Hall] tvm; ep ITV series 'Agatha Christie - Marple', 2004-present; 2nd series

2007

A Room with a View [Nicholas Renton] tvm

2007

Comet Impact - Catastrophe/Futureshock: Comet/Future Shock: Comet Impact/Impact Earth [Keith Boak] tvm

2008

Little Dorrit [ep #12-14 dir by Diarmuid Lawrence] 14-part miniseries/HD (ARRI D-21); other ph: Lukas Strebel (5 ep) & Owen McPolin (6 ep)

2008

Mrs McGinty's Dead [Ashley Pearce] special (ep #58); ep 'Agatha Christie - Poirot'-series; see 2005

2008

Silent Witness [ep #95-96 'Judgement' dir by Diarmuid Lawrence] series, 1996-present; 12th season (6x 2-parts), 2008; other ph: Noel Probyn, Peter Butler, Dominic Clemence, Nic Knowland & Trevor Brown

2009

Desperate Romantics [ep #4-6 dir by Diarmuid Lawrence] 6-part miniseries/HD; other ph: Kieran McGuigan (3 ep)

2009

Murder on the Orient Express [Philip Martin] special (ep #64); ep 'Agatha Christie - Poirot'-series; see 2005

2009

Survivors [ep #7 & #8 dir by Jamie Payne + ep #11 & #12 dir by Farren Blackburn] 12-part series, 2008 & 2010; 2nd season, 2010; other ph: Fabian Wagner

2010

Mistresses [ep #13-16 dir by Tim Fywell] 16-part series, 2008-10; 3rd season/RED, 2010

2010

South Riding [Diarmuid Lawrence] 3-part miniseries/HD (ARRI ALEXA), 2011

2011

The Body Farm [ep #1 & #2 dir by Diarmuid Lawrence] 6-part series/HD (ARRI ALEXA); other ph: Tony Coldwell & Nick Dance; a spin-off of the series 'Waking the Dead' (2000-11)

2011

Fresh Meat [Metin Hüseyin] tvm

2011

The Mystery of Edwin Drood [Diarmuid Lawrence] 2-part tvm/HD (ARRI ALEXA)

2012

Last Tango in Halifax/Antony and Cleopatra [ep #1-3 dir by Euros Lyn & #4-6 dir by Sam Donovan] series/HD (ARRI ALEXA Plus), 2012-present; 1st season (6 ep), 2012; cph (#4-6): Sam McCurdy

2012

The Paradise [ep #1 & #5 dir by Marc Jobst] 16-part series, 2012-13; 1st season/HD (ARRI ALEXA), 2012 (8 ep); other ph: Simon Richards (4 ep) & Nick Dance (2 ep)

2012

Curtain: Poirot's Last Case [Hettie Macdonald] special (ep #70)/HD (ARRI ALEXA); ep 'Agatha Christie - Poirot'-series; see 2005

2012

Quirke [ep #2 'The Silver Swan' dir by Diarmuid Lawrence] 3-part series/HD, 2013; filmed 2012-13

2013

Silent Witness [ep #145-146 'Coup de Grace' dir by David Richards] 17th season (5x 2-parts), 2014; see 2008

2014

Our Zoo [ep #1-2 dir by Andy De Emmony] 6-part series/HD (ARRI ALEXA), 2014; 2uc: Berndt Wiese; other ph: Suzie Lavelle & Tim Fleming

2014

Life in Squares [Simon Kaijser] 3-part miniseries, 2015

2015

Dickensian [12 ep dir by Harry Bradbeer (#1-5), Philippa Langdale (#6-10) & Mark Brozel (#11 & 15)] 20-part series, 2015-16; other ph: Andrew McDonnell

2016

Young Hyacinth [Sandy Johnson] tvm/28m/HD; prequel to 'Keeping Up Appearances'-series (1990-95)

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1981

A Kind of Loving [ep #7 'February-August 1963' dir by Jeremy Summers; tv-series] c.op; ph: Mike Blakeley

1986

The Fourth Protocol [John Mackenzie] Steadicam op; ph: Phil Méheux

1986

Business as Usual [Lezli-An Barrett] c.op; ph: Ernie Vincze

1988

Forbidden Sun/Bulldance [Zelda Barron] c.op; ph: Richard Greatrex

1988

Tank Malling/Beyond Soho [James Marcus] Steadicam op; ph: Jason Lehel

1989

The Child Eater [Jonathan Tammuz; short] c.op; ph: Jason Lehel

1992

Running Late [Udayan Prasad; tvm] c.op; ph: Jason Lehel