Adrian Biddle

Director of photography, Camera assistant
A leading cinematographer who began his career in association with director Ridley Scott, Adrian Biddle served as a camera assistant on Scott's first two features, "The Duellists" (1977) and "Alien" (1979), before ... Read more »
Born: 07/20/1952

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (27)

An American Haunting 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

V for Vendetta 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 2004 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Laws of Attraction 2004 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Shanghai Knights 2003 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Gangster No. 1 2002 (Movie)

director of photography additional photography (Director of Photography)

Reign of Fire 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Weight of Water 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Mummy Returns 2001 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

102 Dalmatians 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Mummy 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The World Is Not Enough 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Holy Man 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Butcher Boy 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Event Horizon 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Fierce Creatures 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

101 Dalmatians 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Judge Dredd 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

City Slickers II: the Legend of Curly's Gold 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

1492: The Conquest of Paradise 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Thelma & Louise 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Tall Guy 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Dawning 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Willow 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Princess Bride 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Aliens 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Biography

A leading cinematographer who began his career in association with director Ridley Scott, Adrian Biddle served as a camera assistant on Scott's first two features, "The Duellists" (1977) and "Alien" (1979), before establishing himself as a cinematographer on commercials. His first feature film as director of photography was James Cameron's slick, action-packed sequel, "Aliens" (1986), which he followed with the somewhat lighter, sun-dappled imagery of two charming, distinctive fantasy films, Rob Reiner's "The Princess Bride" (1987) and the George Lucas-Ron Howard adventure "Willow" (1988). For much of the 90s, Biddle alternated between sci-fi actioners ("Judge Dredd" 1995, "Event Horizon" 1997) and more character-driven pieces. He reteamed with Scott as cinematographer for the distaff road movie "Thelma and Louise" (1991) and provided the proper period lighting for Scott's otherwise disastrous "1492: The Conquest of Paradise" (1992). Biddle achieved the proper tones for the live-action version of "101 Dalmatians" (1996) and won particular praise for his superlative lensing of "The Butcher Boy" (1998).

Milestones

1999

Shot the remake of "The Mummy"

1998

Reteamed with Herek for "Holy Man", starring Eddie Murphy

1998

Was director of photography for Neil Jordan's "The Butcher Boy"

1996

First teaming with director Stephen Herek, the live-action version of "101 Dalmatians"

1995

Was cinematographer on the futuristic "Judge Dredd"

1992

Again paired with Scott for the unsuccessful, but lushly photographed "1492: The Conquest of Paradise"

1991

Reteamed with Ridley Scott for the distaff road movie "Thelma and Louise"

1988

Served as director of photography on "Willow"

1987

Shot "The Princess Bride"

1986

Feature debut as a director of photography with "Aliens", helmed by James Cameron

1979

Worked as a focus puller on "Alien", directed by Ridley Scott

1977

First film job as a camera assistant on "The Duellists"

Director of photography for commercials

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