Russell Boyd

The accomplished cinematographer Russell Boyd is known primarily for his collaborations with the director Peter Weir. However, he started off his career shooting shorts ("The American Poet's Visit", "The Girl from the ... Read more »
Born: 04/20/1944

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (51)

The Way Back 2010 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Ghost Rider 2007 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

American Outlaws 2001 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Company Man 2001 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Last Wave 2001 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Serenades 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Dr. Dolittle 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Liar Liar 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Tin Cup 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Operation Dumbo Drop 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Cobb 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Forever Young 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Turtle Beach 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

White Men Can't Jump 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Prisoners of the Sun 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Sweet Talker 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Almost an Angel 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

In Country 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Crocodile Dundee 2 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Rescue 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Burke & Wills 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

High Tide 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Street of Dreams 1987 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Crocodile Dundee 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Soldier's Story 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Mrs. Soffel 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Phar Lap 1983 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Phar Lap 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Tender Mercies 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Town Like Alice 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Stanley 1982 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Starstruck 1982 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Year of Living Dangerously 1982 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Gallipoli 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Dawn! 1979 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Maybe This Time 1979 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Chain Reaction 1979 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Backroads 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Just Out of Reach 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Stunt Rock 1977 (Movie)

director of photography 2nd unit(Australia) (Director of Photography)

The Reef 1976 (Movie)

director of photography 2nd unit (Director of Photography)

Break of Day 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Picnic At Hanging Rock 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Summer of Secrets 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Singer and the Dancer 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Between Wars 1974 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Golden Cage 1974 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Matchless 1973 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Man From Hong Kong 1973 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Dawn (Movie)

(Cinematographer)
Actor (1)

Biography

The accomplished cinematographer Russell Boyd is known primarily for his collaborations with the director Peter Weir. However, he started off his career shooting shorts ("The American Poet's Visit", "The Girl from the Family of Man") for another fellow Australian, Michael Thornhill, which culminated in his award-winning work on the period piece "Between Wars", starring Corin Redgrave; meanwhile, on TV, he worked with the eye-popping comic Marty Feldman. However, his first shoot for Weir, the mysterious "Picnic at Hanging Rock", is recognized as a touchstone of the 1970s "new wave" of Australian filmmaking; it drew attention from abroad for both director and director of photography. They teamed up again--this time with Mel Gibson--for the wartime epics "Gallipoli" and "The Year of Living Dangerously", prompting Boyd to be exported to the American film industry, where he worked with directors like Norman Jewison (on "A Soldier's Story" and "In Country"), Bruce Beresford (on "Tender Mercies"), and Ron Shelton (on "White Men Can't Jump"). In Hollywood, Boyd also classed up some more commercial fare, bringing local color from Down Under to the first two "Crocodile Dundee" movies, as well as the comedy "Doctor Dolittle" and the Nic Cage vehicle "Ghost Rider"; he even did an honest job on "Liar Liar". He and Weir resumed their partnership, too, on the seafaring "Master and Commander", based on Patrick O'Brian's novels, and the prison-escape story "The Way Back".

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