Barry ACKROYD

* 12.05.1954, Manchester, England, GB

Chefkameramann (BSC) * wächst in Oldham (Lancashire) auf * 1973-76 studiert Film am Portsmouth College of Art * zunächst tätig als Kameraassistent * ab 1984 arbeitet hauptsächlich fürs Fernsehen und dort dreht vor allem Dokumentationen * 1990 filmt ersten Kinofilm (Riff-Raff) - (abgesehen von zwei TV-Dokus in 1988) Beginn einer langjährigen, erfolgreichen Zusammenarbeit mit Ken Loach * (ab 1999) unternimmt gelegentlich Ausflüge ins internationale Kino (Mauvaise passe; Os Imortais, 2002; The Hurt Locker, 2007; Captain Phillips, 2012) * dreht auch Werbespots


"As a cinematographer you have to play to your own strengths, and that's what you see in The Hurt Locker and Green Zone, all of my films really. I like to see inside the minds of characters, and to translate that to the frame in a realistic way. I think capturing the moment, capturing some form of realism, stems from my days in documentary, where you had to find the story. Ultimately, it means I'm probably not as right for some films as others."

"I have worked with directors who make some very real films. Directors find you as much as you find them. I have great admiration for them all, and they get the best out of you by knowing your strengths and getting you to run with it. That's the best way to make a film – to let people do their work as best as they can."

"I like to get into the place where the film is really happening. Operating helps me to light, to picture the edits and the story, to see the coverage and the quality of what's being captured. Also, I am always looking for the thing that's not in the script, but will be good for the story, to throw in a trick and create moments that transcend the original idea." [alle drei Zitate aus British Cinematographer Magazine]

FILMS

Riff-Raff (Riff-Raff, 1990-GB; R: Ken Loach, B: Bill Jesse, K: BA, M: Stewart Copeland, D: Robert Carlyle: Stevie ° Emer McCourt: Susan) 95m-Tragikomödie (06-5 Wochen; 9106)

Raining Stones (Raining Stones, 1992-GB; R: Ken Loach, B: Jim Allen, K: BA, M: Stewart Copeland, D: Bruce Jones: Bob, Julie Brown: Anne, Ricky Tomlinson: Tommy, Tom Hickey: Pater Barry, Gemma Phoenix: Coleen) 91m-Tragikomödie (09-10; 9310)

Ladybird Ladybird (Ladybird, Ladybird, 1993-GB; R: Ken Loach, B: Rona Munro, K: BA, M: George Fenton, D: Crissy Rock: Maggie, Vladimir Vega: Jorge, Ray Winstone: Simon, Sandie Lavelle: Mairead) 102m-Sozialdrama (09-10; 9409)

Land and Freedom / Tierra y libertad (1994-GB/E/D; R: Ken Loach, B: Jim Allen, K: BA, M: George Fenton, D: Ian Hart: David Carr, Rosana Pastor: Blanca, Iciar Bollain: Maite, Tom Gilroy: Lawrence, Marc Martínez: Vidal, Frédéric Pierrot: Bernard) 104/9m-Kriegsdrama (05-06?07; 9504-E)

Carla's Song (1995/96-GB/E/D * Ken Loach) (11-02; 9609)

Stella Does Tricks (Stella Does Tricks, 1996-GB; R: Coky Giedroyc, B: A.L. Kennedy, K: BA, M: Nick Bicât, D: Kelly Macdonald: Stella McGuire * James Bolam: Mr. Peters * Hans Matheson: Eddie * Ewan Stewart: Francis McGuire) 99m-Drama (04-05; 9801)

Under the Skin (Under the Skin [- Unter die Haut], 1996-GB; R+B: Carine Adler, K: BA, M: Ilona Sekacz, D: Samantha Morton: Iris * Claire Rushbrook: Rose * Rita Tushingham: Mutter) 83m-Drama (10-12; 9711)

My Name Is Joe / Mein Name ist Joe (1997-GB/D; R: Ken Loach, B: Paul Laverty, K: BA, M: George Fenton, D: Peter Mullan: Joe Kavanagh, Louise Goodall: Sarah Downie) 105m-Sozialdrama (09-?; 9811)

The Lost Son (The Lost Son, 1998-GB/F * Chris Menges) (01-03; 9904)

Beautiful People (Beautiful People, 1998-GB; R+B: Jasmin Dizdar, K: BA, M: Garry Bell, D: Charlotte Coleman: Portia Thornton ° Charles Kay: George Thornton ° Rosalind Ayres: Nora Thornton ° Roger Sloman: Roger Midge ° Heather Tobias: Felicity Midge ° Danny Nussbaum: Griffin Midge) 109m-Tragikomödie (05-07; 9909)

Mauvaise passe (1998/99-F/GB; d: Michel Blanc, B: Michel Blanc; Nick Love, K: BA, M: Barry Adamson, D: Daniel Auteuil: Pierre, Stuart Townsend: Tom, Liza Walker: Kim) 100m-Drama (11-?; 9911)

Very Annie-Mary / Annie-Mary à la folie! (1999-GB/F; d+B: Sara Sugarman, K: BA, M: Stephen Warbeck, D: Rachel Griffiths: Annie-Mary ° Jonathan Pryce: Jack Pugh) 105m-Tragikomödie (06-08; 0105)

Bread and Roses (Brot und Rosen, 1999-GB/D/E * Ken Loach) (08-10; 0102)

Dust (2000-GB/D/I/MK; d+B: Milcho Manchevski, K: BA, M: Kiril Dzajkovski, D: Joseph Fiennes: Elijah ° David Wenham: Luke ° Adrian Lester: Edge ° Anne Brochet: Lilith ° Nikolina Kujaca: Neda) 124m (04-?; 0204-I)

The Navigators / La cuadrilla (2000-GB/D/E; R: Ken Loach, B: Rob Dawber, K: Mike Eley, BA, M: George Fenton, D: Dean Andrews: John ° Tom/Thomas Craig: Mick ° Joe Duttine: Paul ° Steve Huison: Jim ° Venn Tracey: Gerry ° Sean Glenn: Harpic) 93/6m-Tragikomödie (10-11; 0201-E)

Sweet Sixteen / Felices dieciséis (2001-GB/D/E; R: Ken Loach, B: Paul Laverty, K: BA, M: George Fenton, D: Martin Compston: Liam ° Annmarie Fulton: Chantelle & William Ruane: Pinball) 106m-Drama (09-?; 0210)

Os Imortais / Les immortels (2002-P/L/GB; d: António-Pedro Vasconcelos, B: António-Pedro Vasconcelos; Claire Downs, António Tavares Teles, K: BA, M: Gast Waltzing, D: Joaquim de Almeida: Roberto Alua * Emmanuelle Seigner: Madeleine Durand * Nicolau Breyner: Joaquim Malarranha ° Rogério Samora: Horácio Lobo ° Rui Unas: Vítor Pratas) 128/30m (Roman Os Lobos Não Usam Coleira von Carlos Vale Ferraz, 1990) (09-11; 0311)

Ae Fond Kiss... / Un bacio appassionato / Just a Kiss / Sólo un beso (2003-GB/I/D/E; R: Ken Loach, B: Paul Laverty, K: BA, M: George Fenton, D: Atta Yaqub: Casim Khan ° Eva Birthistle: Roisin Hanlon) 104m-Liebesdrama (06-07; 0409)

Love + Hate (2004-GB; d+B: Dominic Savage, K: BA, M: Rupert Gregson-Williams, D: Tom Hudson: Adam, Samina Awan: Naseema, Nichola Burley: Michelle, Wasim Zakir: Yousif) 86m-Drama (03-?; 0605)

The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2005-IRL/GB/D/I/E * Ken Loach) (05-07; 0606)

United 93 (Flug 93, 2005-GB/USA; R+B: Paul Greengrass, K: BA, M: John Powell, D: Khalid Abdalla: Ziad Jarrah, Lewis Alsamari=Sarmed al-Samarrai: Saeed al-Ghamdi, David Alan Basche: Todd Beamer, Christian Clemenson: Thomas E. Burnett, Jr., Cheyenne Jackson: Mark Bingham, J.J. Johnson: Captain Jason M. Dahl) 111m-Drama (10-12; 0604)

Battle in Seattle (Battle in Seattle, 2006-CDN; R+B: Stuart Townsend, K: BA, M: Robert Del Naja, Neil Davidge, D: André Benjamin: Django, Jennifer Carpenter: Sam, Isaach De Bankolé: Abasi, Woody Harrelson: Dale, Martin Henderson: Jay, Joshua Jackson: Randall, Ray Liotta: Bürgermeister Jim Tobin, Tzi Ma: Governor, Ivana Miličević: Carla, Connie Nielsen: Jean, Michelle Rodriguez: Lou, Rade Serbedzija: Dr. Maric, Channing Tatum: Johnson, Charlize Theron: Ella) 100m-Actiondrama (11-12; 0805-F)

The Hurt Locker (Tödliches Kommando, 2007-USA; R: Kathryn Bigelow, B: Mark Boal, K: BA, M: Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders, D: Jeremy Renner: Staff Sergeant William James, Anthony Mackie: Sergeant JT Sanborn, Brian Geraghty: Owen Eldridge, Evangeline Lilly: Connie James & Ralph Fiennes: Leiter des Söldnerteams, David Morse: Colonel Reed, Guy Pearce: Sergeant Matt Thompson) 131m-Thriller (07-09; 0906)

Looking for Eric / Il mio amico Eric / Buscando a Eric (Looking for Eric, 2008-GB/F/I/B/E; R: Ken Loach, B: Paul Laverty, K: BA, M: George Fenton, D: Steve Evets: Eric Bishop, Eric Cantona: er selbst, John Henshaw: Meatballs, Stephanie Bishop: Lily) 113/6m-Tragikomödie (06-07; 0906)

Green Zone (Green Zone, 2008-USA; R: Paul Greengrass, B: Brian Helgeland, K: BA, M: John Powell, D: Matt Damon: Roy Miller, Greg Kinnear: Clark Poundstone, Brendan Gleeson: Martin Brown, Amy Ryan: Lawrie Dayne, Khalid Abdalla: Freddy & Jason Isaacs: Briggs) 114m-Actionthriller (Buch Imperial Life in the Emerald City von Rajiv Chandrasekaran, 2006) (01-05 & 09-12/+04-05; 1003)

The Special Relationship (2009-GB/USA; d: Richard Loncraine, B: Peter Morgan, K: BA, M: Alexandre Desplat, D: Michael Sheen: Tony Blair * Dennis Quaid: Bill Clinton * Hope Davis: Hillary Clinton * Helen McCrory: Cherie Blair) 89m-Drama (07-09; 1012-I) > TVM (1005)

Coriolanus (Coriolanus, 2010-GB; R: Ralph Fiennes, B: John Logan, K: BA, M: Ilan Eshkeri, D: Ralph Fiennes: Caius Martius Coriolanus * Gerard Butler: Tullus Aufidius * Vanessa Redgrave: Volumnia * Brian Cox: Menenius) 122m-Drama (Bühnenstück von William Shakespeare, 1605-10) (03-06; 1201)

Contraband (Contraband, 2011-USA/IS; R: Baltasar Kormákur, B: Aaron Guzikowski, K: BA, M: Clinton Shorter, D: Mark Wahlberg: Chris Farraday * Kate Beckinsale: Kate Farraday) 110m-Actionthriller (01-04; 1201)

Captain Phillips (Captain Phillips, 2012-USA; R: Paul Greengrass, B: Billy Ray, K: BA, M: Henry Jackman, D: Tom Hanks: Richard Phillips, Barkhad Abdi: Abduwali Muse) 134m-Thrillerdrama (Buch A Captain's Duty von Richard Phillips mit Stephan Talty, 2010) (03-06; 1310)

Parkland (Parkland, 2013-USA; R+B: Peter Landesman, K: BA, M: James Newton Howard, D: James Badge Dale: Robert Edward Lee Oswald, Jr., Zac Efron: Dr. Charles James "Jim" Carrico, Jackie Earle Haley: Father Oscar Hubert, Colin Hanks: Dr. Malcolm O. Perry, David Harbour: James Gordon Shanklin, Marcia Gay Harden: Head Nurse Doris Nelson, Ron Livingston: James P. Hosty, Jeremy Strong: Lee Harvey Oswald, Billy Bob Thornton: Secret Service Agent Forrest Sorrels, Jacki Weaver: Marguerite Oswald, Tom Welling: Secret Service Agent Roy Kellerman & Paul Giamatti: Abraham Zapruder) 94m-Thrillerdrama (Buch Reclaiming History von Vincent Bugliosi, 2007) (01-02; 1310)

Dark Places (2013-USA/F; R+B: Gilles Paquet-Brenner, K: Barry Ackroyd, M: BT; Gregory Tripi, D: Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Chloë Grace Moretz, Tye Sheridan, Sterling Jerins, Corey Stoll & Christina Hendricks) 113m-Thrillerdrama (Roman von Gillian Flynn, 2009) (08-09?10; 1504)

The Big Short (The Big Short, 2015-USA; R: Adam McKay, B: Charles Randolph, Adam McKay, K: Barry Ackroyd, M: Nicholas Britell, D: Christian Bale * Steve Carell * Ryan Gosling * Brad Pitt) 130m-Tragikomödie (Buch von Michael Lewis, 2010) (03-05; 1512)

Jason Bourne (Jason Bourne, 2015/16-USA; R: Paul Greengrass, B: Paul Greengrass, Christopher Rouse, K: Barry Ackroyd, M: John Powell, David Buckley, D: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles, Riz Ahmed) 123m-Action (09-02; 1607)

AWARDS

Europäischer Filmpreis (beste Kamera) für The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)

Kamerapreis für The Hurt Locker [British Society of Cinematographers 2009]

BAFTA Film Award (beste Kamera) für The Hurt Locker (2010)

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