Oliver Stapleton

Director of photography
Oliver Stapleton is a prolific cinematographer of feature films and music videos who has conveyed a great range of moods and textures in the different genres in which he has worked. The late 1970s saw Stapleton work on ... Read more »
Born: 04/12/1948 in London, UK

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (54)

The Comedian 2016 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Hot Pursuit 2015 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Unfinished Business 2015 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Best of Me 2014 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Guilt Trip 2012 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark 2011 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Will 2011 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Proposal 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Unthinkable 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People 2008 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Hoax 2007 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Water Horse 2007 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

An Unfinished Life 2005 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Casanova 2005 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Numb3rs 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Ned Kelly 2004 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Ned Kelly 2004 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Buffalo Soldiers 2003 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Cheeky 2003 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Birthday Girl 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Shipping News 2001 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Pay It Forward 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

State and Main 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Cider House Rules 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Hi-Lo Country 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Object of My Affection 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Robert Altman's Jazz '34 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Cinematographer

The Designated Mourner 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Van 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Kansas City 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

One Fine Day 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Restoration 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Heading Home 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Look Who's Talking Now 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Snapper 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Hero 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Let Him Have It 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Grifters 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Cookie 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Earth Girls Are Easy 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

She-Devil 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll! 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Prick Up Your Ears 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Sammy and Rosie Get Laid 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Absolute Beginners 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Mr. Jolly Lives Next Door 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

My Beautiful Laundrette 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Restless Natives 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Running Out of Luck 1985 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Mantrap 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Ten Years in an Open Necked Shirt 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Secret Policeman's Other Ball 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Danny, The Champion of the World (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Biography

Oliver Stapleton is a prolific cinematographer of feature films and music videos who has conveyed a great range of moods and textures in the different genres in which he has worked. The late 1970s saw Stapleton work on several short films, several episodes of the satirical "The Comic Strip Presents...," and the concert film "The Secret Policeman's Other Ball." He also ignited a fruitful relationship with the director Stephen Frears when they collaborated on the comedy/drama "My Beautiful Laundrette." Over the years, the two worked on seven more features: the neo-kitchen sink dramas "Prick Up Your Ears" and "Sammie and Rosie Get Laid"; the neo-noir "The Grifters"; the biting satire "Hero"; the low-key Irish-set comedies "The Snapper" and "The Van"; and the contemporary western "The Hi-Lo Country." He has worked with Julien Temple numerous times as well - the pop musical "Absolute Beginners" and the comedy "Earth Girls Are Easy," among others - and with Lasse Hallström on the films "The Cider House Rules," "The Shipping News," "An Unfinished Life," "Casanova," and "The Hoax." Stapleton's work can also be seen in the fantasy film "The Waterhorse," marking the first time he has dealt with significant use of CGI effects, and the horror movie "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark." In the early to mid-1980s, his work in music videos resulted in some of the touchstones of the era, specifically his work on the inventive a-ha "Take On Me" video.

EDUCATION

National Film School

Milestones

1984

Debut as director of photography "Restless Natives"

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