BSC Members Roster – Full Accredited

John de Borman BSC AFC

Category: Full Accredited

Role: Director of Photography

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John de Borman CV

In 1991 John shot his first feature as cinematographer, Murder Blues.
He went on to build a reputation through his work on films such as
Small Faces (1996), which won the Edinburgh Film Festival Best
British Movie award, The Full Monty (1997) and Hideous Kinky
(1998) for which he was recognised with an award for Best
Technical/Artistic Achievement at the Evening Standard British Film
Awards. A Best Cinematography nomination at the 2001
Independent Spirit Awards followed for Hamlet (2000). Further films
on which John was Director of Photography include Serendipity
(2001) starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale, Ella Enchanted
(2004), Shall We Dance (2004) with Richard Gere, Jenifer Lopez and
Susan Sarandon, and A Lot Like Love (2005) which starred Ashton
Kutcher. In 2007 John was nominated for a Best Photography &
Lighting BAFTA for his work on Tsunami: The Aftermath. In 2009
John won the World Cinema Cinematography Award at Sundance for
his work on An Education, for which he was also nominated for the
BSC Best Cinematography Award. The film itself won the Spirit Best
Foreign Movie Award and Sundance Audience Award . Then he
worked on Last Chance Harvey (2008) Made in Dagenham
(2010),Quartet (2012) with Dustin Hoffman directing and Half of a
Yellow Sun (2013) shot in Nigeria .If I Stay (2014) with Chloe Moretz
and many other films ,(2015),Coalition , TV Political Drama that won
the RTS award for best Drama . Indian Summer (2015) TV series shot
in Malaysia .(2016) Will (TV Mini series ) Directed by Shekhar Kapur
. (2017) Slaughterhouse Rulez Directed by Crispian Mills starring
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost . 2019 Shot an Epic TV series 'World on
Fire' episode 1.3 with Director Thomas Napper and end of 2019 shot
'Pixie' in Ireland for Director Barnaby Thompson starring Alec
Baldwin…. a humorous road movie.
In 2020 John was asked to join the AFC the French cinematographer’s
society and later started on Baptiste a political drama TV series with
Checky Kario for BBC but was pulled due to Corona Virus …..
John was President of the British Society of Cinematography from
2010 till 2014 . In 2013 he received the Royal Society of Photography
'Lumiere Award' for his contribution to British cinema.