After finding a degree course in materials engineering rather dry and dusty, Chris Plevin found himself at film school after buying a Russian Zenit camera and developing an interest in photography. Discovering that you could actually get paid for the delight of making films, his course was set. Ninety letters and two interviews later he was employed as a trainee with United Motion Pictures, a grand sounding outfit who made corporate docs and motor sport films from a basement in Fitzroy Square. When the company went bust 18 months later, a freelance career as a loader and focus puller took him through documentaries, music videos, commercials, concerts and ultimately TV drama and pictures, on projects such as Letter to Brezhnev, Sense and Sensibility, Four Weddings and a Funeral – regularly working with the DoP Mick Coulter. He was a founder member of the co-op film company Parallax Pictures which made agitprop commercials and documentaries for the CND, GLC and others. Met and married Sarah Hayward, who was the script supervisor on an epic film journey through Turkey, subsequently resulting in two daughters, both of whom took the sensible option of not joining the film industry! His first picture as an operator was Brassed Off, and he subsequently worked on a further two films with the director Mark Herman and DoP Andy Collins. There followed a mix of second unit photography and camera operating on films such as Velvet Goldmine, Notting Hill, Mansfield Park, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, The Man from Uncle, Aladdin and TV series Band of Brothers, Game of Thrones. An Associate Member of the BSC for twenty years, proposed by Clive Tickner, he was also a founder member of the Association of Camera Operators, and President of the ACO from 2012-2014.
Featured Credits: Brassed Off(1996) Little Voice(1998) Band of Brothers(2001) And When Did You Last See Your Father?(2007) Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows(2011) The Man from Uncle(2015) Game of Thrones(2015-2017) Aladdin(2019)