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Mark Patten BSC

Category: Full Accredited

Role: Director of Photography

Websites: IMDb and


Mark was drawn into the world of cinema at a young age. His father worked in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and screenings of Saturday morning films, curated by enthusiasts in various theatres around the world, sparked an interest in the medium of cinema.
A keen photographer from the get go, led Mark to pursue an ambition of capturing moments through his lens. In 1990 while documenting both landscapes and portraits for The Environmental Agency on the South Downs a passion for the visual was established.
In 1992, London was calling, Commercial Production was in full flow and Mark found himself running the in-house film department for a director of a small production company. At a time when apprenticeships were scarce, he was being tutored by some of the best Commercial DP’s in the business.
Having curated his style from the School of the studio floor, Mark was given the opportunity to travel with his childhood inspiration David Attenborough, for two months with a minimal crew he worked along side his mentor and collaborator Adrian Moat and photographed a BBC campaign for ’Life Of Mammals’.
From 2000 the opportunity to work with Ridley Scott Films saw the start of a long term relationship. The chance to be part of such a cinematic institution was instrumental in his career trajectory.
Mark progressed from commercials, to shooting promotional content for ’Prometheus’ and ’The Counsellor’. In 2014 he shot second unit for cinematographer Darius Wolski on ’Exodus God of Kings’ and then in 2015 on the ’The Martian’.
Continuing his relationship with Luke Scott, and backed by Producer Mark Huffum he was commissioned to shoot his debut feature ‘Morgan’.
With the rise of the streaming networks, Episodic television captured a mainstream audience, In 2017 Mark was engaged to photograph the BBC/FX co production ‘Taboo’ by written by Steve Knight and produced by Tim Bricknall, for which he was awarded the BSC TV Award for best cinematography.
Other Credits include the BBC Drama ’McMafia’ and more recently the DC character study ’Pennyworth’.
2019 saw Mark collaborate with Robert Lorenz on the US feature ’The Marksman’.

Awards & Nominations

  • BAFTA Television Craft Award Nominee 2018 Taboo
  • BSC Best Photography in a TV Drama Award Taboo