Roger Deakins

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  • Birth Name: Roger Antony Deakins
  • Birth Place: Torquay, Devon, England
  • Profession: Cinematographer
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Fast Facts

  • Had a passion for film at an early age—he and his brother used to walk miles, sometimes in the rain, to see the latest movies.
  • Said that he was greatly influenced by his mother, who was an actress and artist.
  • His school's headmaster told him that he should aspire to work in a bank, but he rebelled against the idea.
  • Studied graphic design and photography. After graduation, he honed those skills and moved into filming documentaries.
  • Met his longtime film collaborators, the Coen Brothers, by luck when he was on his first job in the United States in the 1980s.
  • Received the American Society of Cinematographers' Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.

Awards

  • 2007, Oscar — Best Achievement in Cinematography: Nominee
  • 2008, Oscar — Best Achievement in Cinematography: Nominee
  • 2001, Oscar — Best Achievement in Cinematography: Nominee
  • 1997, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Cinematography: Nominee
  • 1996, Oscar — Best Achievement in Cinematography: Nominee
  • 1994, Oscar — Best Achievement in Cinematography: Nominee
  • 2008, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Cinematography: Winner
  • 2000, Oscar — Best Achievement in Cinematography: Nominee
  • 1997, Oscar — Best Achievement in Cinematography: Nominee
  • 2002, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Cinematography: Winner
  • 2010, Oscar — Best Achievement in Cinematography: Nominee
  • 2011, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Cinematography: Winner
  • 2013, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Cinematography: Nominee
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Cinematography: Nominee
  • 2013, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Cinematography: Nominee
  • 2011, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Cinematography: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Cinematography: Nominee
  • 2014, Oscar — Best Achievement in Cinematography: Nominee
  • 2010, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Cinematography: Winner
  • 1997, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Cinematography: Winner
  • 2016, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Cinematography: Nominee
  • 2015, Oscar — Best Achievement in Cinematography: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Cinematography: Nominee
  • 2017, Oscar — Best Achievement in Cinematography: Winner
  • 2018, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Cinematography: Nominee
  • 2009, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Cinematography: Nominee
  • 2001, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Cinematography: Nominee
  • 2012, Oscar — Best Achievement in Cinematography: Nominee
  • 2013, Oscar — Best Achievement in Cinematography: Nominee
  • 1992, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Cinematography: Nominee
  • 2017, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Cinematography: Winner

Relationships

  • Isabella James Purefoy Ellis — Wife
  • William Albert Deakins — Father
  • Josephine Deakins — Mother

College

  • Bath School of Art and Design, Corsham, England; National Film and Television School, Beaconsfield, England

Details

  • Birth Name: Roger Antony Deakins
  • Birth Place: Torquay, Devon, England
  • Profession: Cinematographer

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