Seamus McGarvey

Emerging from the hard-scrabble world of documentary filmmaking, Seamus McGarvey quickly developed into one of feature films' most talented, diverse and highly regarded directors of photography. Over the years, he ... Read more »
Born: 06/29/1967

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (39)

The Accountant 2016 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Fifty Shades of Grey 2015 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Pan 2015 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Godzilla 2014 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction 2013 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Anna Karenina 2012 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Lost Angels: Skid Row is My Home 2012 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Avengers 2012 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

We Need to Talk About Kevin 2011 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Nowhere Boy 2010 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Soloist 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Love You More 2008 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Atonement 2007 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Charlotte's Web 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

World Trade Center 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Sahara 2005 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Along Came Polly 2004 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Destricted 2004 (Movie)

("Death Valley") (Director of Photography)

The Actors 2003 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

U2's Beautiful Day 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Camera Operator

Enigma 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Hours 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

High Fidelity 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Big Tease 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Map of the World 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

I Could Read the Sky 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The War Zone 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Jump the Gun 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Winter Guest 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Butterfly Kiss 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Harald 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Jude 1996 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

The Slab Boys 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

December Bride 1994 (Movie)

(Camera Trainee)

Look Me In the Eye 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

This Charming Man 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Dakota Road 1990 (Movie)

assistant camera (Assistant Camera Operator)

Wit (TV Show)

Director of Photography
Producer (1)

Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Emerging from the hard-scrabble world of documentary filmmaking, Seamus McGarvey quickly developed into one of feature films' most talented, diverse and highly regarded directors of photography. Over the years, he earned the reputation of being able to turn the dourest locations into some of the most beautifully shot images in British cinema. Instead of imposing a look on a particular film, McGarvey sought to find the photographic heart of the story by setting the right visual mood and tone. The youngest member ever invited to join the British Society of Cinematographers, McGarvey became highly decorated early in his career before moving on to film major Hollywood features, including "Along Came Polly" (2004), "Word Trade Center" (2006) and "Atonement" (2007), for which he earned his first Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography. Later work included such visually divergent productions as "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" (HBO, 2008), "We Need to Talk About Kevin" (2011) and the superhero spectacular "The Avengers" (2012). Whether tasked with evoking the proper mood and air of authenticity for a British period drama or providing an appropriately vibrant color palette for a big-budget epic, McGarvey first uncovered the needs of the film before brilliantly delivering whatever aesthetic the work required.

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