Born: 1947, Bromley, Kent, UK, as Richard Pope.
Career: Became interested in photography as a young boy. After his father gave him a Brownie box camera, he began making portraits of his family and neighbors. Later, an uncle who worked for the BBC suggested a career as a cameraman. He became a trainee at Pathé Film Laboratory in London and worked on camera crews on B-movies. He sharpened his eye while shooting television documentaries. Eventually, he began shooting music videos and dramatic films.
Ph commercials [dir by David Hartley, a.o.] and music videos.
Appeared in the doc 'Wiecej swiatka. Festiwal Operatorów Filmowych Camerimage '97' [1997, Piotr Lazarkiewicz; ph: Adam Sikora; 54m].
Awards: BAFTA TV Award nom  for 'Porterhouse Blue'; Sitges IFF 'Best Cinematography Award'  for 'The Reflecting Skin'; Camerimage 'Golden Frog' nom  for 'Nothing Personal', Camerimage 'Golden Frog' Award  for 'Secrets & Lies'; Camerimage Special Award 'Best Duo' [1999; with dir Mike Leigh]; Camerimage 'Golden Frog' Award  for 'Vera Drake'; 'Oscar' AA nom , ASC Award nom  & Camerimage 'Silver Frog' Award  for 'The Illusionist'.
[Left] with dir Mike Leigh
1975 Profit by Risk Control: Security [Michael Darlow] ?; comm doc/?m
1976 Take Three - A Film for the Schools Council Drama Project [John Michael Slater] 16mm/c; comm doc/64m; cph: Roger Deakins
1980 Punk and Its Aftershocks/British Rock [- Ready for the 80's] [Wolfgang Büld] c; mus doc/85m
1980 Women in Rock/Girls Bite Back [Wolfgang Büld] c; mus doc/45m
1980 Urgh! A Music War [Derek Burbidge] c; concert film/124m; cph: John Metcalfe, David Scott, John Simmons, a.o.
1983 Alan Bush - A Life [Anna Ambrose] 16mm/c; mus doc/64m; cph: Roger Deakins
1983 Six Days in Romandie [Lindsey Clennell] c; comm doc/29m; cph: Chris Connell; prod for TI-Raleigh
1983 Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style [Terence Dixon] c/V; mus doc/76m; cph: John Sharaf, John McNulty, a.o.
1985 The Girl in the Picture [Carrie Parker] c
1986 Rhosyn a Rhith/Coming Up Roses [Stephen Bayly] 16mm-35bu/c; originally made as a tvm
1987 Soweto [Michael Raeburn] uncompleted due to legal disputes
1987 The Fruit Machine/Wonderland [Philip Saville] c; uwph: Mike Valentine
1988 Mountains of the Moon [Bob Rafelson] c; addph; ph: Roger Deakins
1989 Sophisticated Lady [David Mingay & David Robinson] 16mm/c; doc/80m; cph: Jack Hazan, a.o.
1989 The Reflecting Skin [Philip Ridley] c
1990 Life Is Sweet [Mike Leigh] c
1991 London Film Festival Trailer 1991 [Mike Leigh] c; trailer/?m
1992 The Secret Garden [Agnieszka Holland] c; co-addph; ph: Roger Deakins
1992 Naked [Mike Leigh] c
1992 The Air Up There [Paul Michael Glaser] c; replaced doph Jan Kiesser; Vancouver ph: Elliot Davis; 2uc South Africa: James Robb
1993 Black Beauty [Caroline Thompson] c
1994 An Awfully Big Adventure [Mike Newell] c
1995 Nothing Personal [Thaddeus O'Sullivan] c
1995 Secrets & Lies [Mike Leigh] c
1996 Career Girls [Mike Leigh] c
1996 Amy Foster/Swept from the Sea - The Story of Amy Foster [Beeban Kidron] p/c; 2uc: Jan Pester
1996 [Dean Koontz's] Phantoms [Joe Chappelle] c; London ph; ph: Richard Clabaugh & Greg Littlewood
1997 Croupier [Mike Hodges] c; uncred cph; ph: Mike Garfath
1997 The X Files [Rob Bowman] s35/c; London unit ph; ph: Ward Russell
1998 The Debt Collector [Anthony Neilson] c; 2uc: Jan Pester
1998 Topsy-Turvy [Mike Leigh] c
1999 The Way of the Gun [Christopher McQuarrie] c
2000 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider [Simon West] s35/c; uncred addph; ph: Peter Menzies Jr.
2000 13 Conversations About One Thing [Jill Sprecher] c
2001 All or Nothing [Mike Leigh] c
2002 Nicholas Nickleby [Douglas McGrath] s35/c
2003 Bringing Balanchine Back [Richard Blanshard] HD/c/V; doc/80m (shorter version aired on PBS-tv in 2006); filmed
July-August; prod New York City Ballet
2003 Vera Drake [Mike Leigh] s16-35bu/c
2004 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [Andrew Adamson] s35/c; co-2uc; ph: Donald McAlpine
2005 The Illusionist [Neil Burger] s35-to-35mm 1.85/c
2005 Man of the Year [Barry Levinson] s35/c; 2uc: Jim Westenbrink; Washington D.C. ph: Murdoch Campbell
[Left] with actor Gary Clark Jr. - "Honeydripper" - photo by Jim Sheldon
2006 Honeydripper [John Sayles] s35-to-35mm 1.85/c
2007 Happy-Go-Lucky [Mike Leigh] 35mm+v-to-35mm scope/c
2007 Intercom [Mark Gutteridge] c; short/10m
2007 Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging [Gurinder Chadha] s35/c
2008 Me and Orson Welles [Richard Linklater] 35mm scope/c
2009 It's a Wonderful Afterlife [Gurinder Chadha] c
2010 The Convincer [Jill Sprecher] c
2010 Virtuoso [John Goldschmidt] pre-production
1970 Death by Request [Michael Ryan] doc/30m; ep ITV/Granada-tv current affairs series 'World in Action'
1970 Scotland - A Political Journey [Steve Morrison] 2-part doc/?m; ep 'World in Action'
1970 Made in Hong Kong [Gavin MacFadyen] doc/30m; ep 'World in Action'
1970 The Hollywood Festival [?] mus doc; unfinished; cph: John Metcalfe & Andy Carchrae
1974 Cancer Gas [Allan Segal] doc/26m
1975 Why I Want to Be Leader: By Margaret Thatcher [Linda McDougall] doc/30m; ep 'World in Action'
1975 Tip of the Iceberg [Steve Morrison] doc/30m; ep 'World in Action'
1975 In Labour [Linda McDougall & Steve Morrison] doc/30m; ep 'World in Action'
1975 Coming Out [Peter Carr] doc/30m; cph: Mike Whittaker; ep 'World in Action'
1976 On the Road: The Strange Story of Victor Grayson [Peter Carr] doc/33m; cph: Ray Goode & Mike Thomson
1976 The Dark Societies [Gavin MacFadyen] doc/30m; ep 'World in Action'
1976 Nuts and Bolts of the Economy [ep 'Somebody Has to Do It' dir by Michael Ryan] doc/30m; ?-part doc series for 'World in Action'
1976 Mutiny on the Motorway [Steve Morrison] doc/30m; cph: Ivan Strasburg; ep 'World in Action'
1976 Unemployment, Who Cares? [Colin Richards & Malcolm Southern] doc/30m; cph: Mike Dodds & George Turner; ep
'World in Action'
1976 A School of Thought [Steve Morrison] doc/30m; ep 'World in Action'
1976 Made in Hong Kong: Child Labour [Colin Richards & Malcolm Southern] doc/30m; cph: Mike Dodds & George Turner;
ep 'World in Action'
1977 The Militants [Brian Blake & David Kemp] doc/30m; ep 'World in Action'
1977 Casualties of the Cuts [Sue Woodford & David Hart] doc/30m; cph: Brian Grainger; ep 'World in Action'
1977 Protest and Reform [John Sheppard] doc/60m; ep 13-part series 'The Christians'
1978 Credo: Jean's Way [Michael Snow] doc/26m
1978 Take Care, This Place Is Unsafe [Simon Albery] doc/30m; cph: Jack Hazan & Bryan Loftus; ep 'World in Action'
1978 The Killing of Bruno Busic, 1939-1978 [Geoffrey Seed] doc/30m; ep 'World in Action'
1978 It's Already Been Too Long [Brian Blake] doc/30m; cph: Arthur Smith; ep 'World in Action'
1978 Inside Europe: The Summit [Charles Sturridge] doc/30m; cph: George Turner; ep 'World in Action'
1979 The Reckoning [André Singer & Gavin MacFadyen] doc/30m; ep 'World in Action'
1979 The Do Gooders [John Longley] 6-part doc series
1979 Islam [Michael Snow] doc/52m
1979 [Jimmy Greaves -] Just for Today/The Jimmy Greaves Story [Berny Stringle] doc/60m; cph: Roger Deakins
1982 A Connemara Family [?] doc/53m; ep BBC-tv series 'Worlds Apart'
1983 The Knockers' Tale [Jeff Perks] doc/40m; ep 8-part Channel 4 series 'Our Lives'
1984 Diary of a Maasai Village [Melissa Llewelyn-Davies] 5-part doc series/5x 49m; for BBC-tv
1984 The Women's Olamal - The Organisation of a Maasai Fertility Ceremony [Melissa Llewelyn-Davies]
doc/113m/16mm; cph: Barry Ackroyd; ep BBC-tv series 'Worlds Apart'
1984 David Lean: A Life in Film [Nigel Wattis] doc/150m; cph: Paul Bond & Les Young; ep series 'The South Bank Show'
1984 Michael Crawford [Alan Benson] doc/?m; cph: Peter Middleton; seg of ep series 'The South Bank Show'
1985 Billy Bragg [David Thomas] doc/?m; cph: Peter Middleton; seg of ep series 'The South Bank Show'
1985 A World Market in Jobs [Stephen Engelhard & Judy Jackson] doc/60m; cph: Anne Cottringer & Christopher O'Dell; ep
series 'The People Trade'
1985 The Planets [ep #1 'The Children of the Sun', #2 'Venus and Mercury' & #3 'The Blue Planet' dir by Paul Fisher] 7-part
doc series; cph: Gabriel Beristáin (#1) & Roger Pratt (#1-3); for Channel 4
1985 Man and Music: Composer and Court [Tony Cash & Dennis Marks (co-d ep #4 'Liszt in Weimar')] 4-part mus doc series
1987 Porterhouse Blue [Robert Knights] 4-part miniseries
1988 Forever Green [ep #1-6 dir by David Giles] 18-part series, 1989 & 1992; 1st series, 1989 (6 ep); wildlife ph: Simon King
& Tony Shepherd
1989 Dark City/Strong City [Chris Curling] ep BBC-tv series 'Screen One'
1991 The Blackheath Poisonings [Stuart Orme] 3-part miniseries
1992 A Sense of History [Mike Leigh] tvm/30m
1992 Fool's Gold: The Story of the Brink's-Mat Robbery [Terry Winsor] tvm
1994 Pleasure [Ian Sharp] tvm; or ph Wayne Mottershead
1994 The Great Kandinsky [Terry Winsor] tvm
1994 Life's a Bitch [Coky Giedroyc] tvm/30m
1995 Deadly Voyage [John Mackenzie] tvm; ep BBC-tv series 'Screen Two'
1968 Loving Feeling/She Loved with Her Boots On [Norman J. Warren] clapper-loader; ph: Peter Jessop
1969 A Promise of Bed/This, That and the Other! [Derek Ford] co-camera; ph: Stanley A. Long
1969 The Wife Swappers [Derek Ford] c.op; ph: Stanley A. Long
1969 What's Good for the Goose/Girl Trouble [Menahem Golan] clapper-loader; ph: William Brayne
1974 A Bigger Splash [Jack Hazan; doc] co-c.op; ph: J. Hazan
1980 Rude Boy [Jack Hazan & David Mingay] co-c.op; ph: J. Hazan
1980 Inseminoid [Norman J. Warren] c.op; ph: John Metcalfe
1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four/1984 [Michael Radford] co-c.op 2u; ph: Roger Deakins
1986 The Cure in Orange [Tim Pope; concert film] co-c.op; ph: Chris Ashbrook
1993 Secret World Live/Peter Gabriel's Secret World [François Girard & Robert Lepage; concert film] co-c.op; ph: Peter Sinclair
1996 AC/DC: No Bull [David Mallet; mus doc] co-c.op; ph: Peter Sinclair
1997 [Andrew Lloyd Webber's] Cats [David Mallet; musical] co-add c.op; ph: Nic Knowland