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Richard Greatrex

 

Richard was a Cinematographer, a Director of Photography, for 30 years. He shot many projects including over 40 movies and TV dramas. He was responsible for the cinematography on films such as Knight’s Tale, Mrs Brown and Shakespeare in Love.

 

Richard was nominated for a British Film and Television Award - a BAFTA - 4 times and and won for A Woman in White. He was nominated for an Oscar for Shakespeare in Love.

Richard collaborated with a range of well-known directors, including Derek Jarman, Peter Kosminski, Charles Sturridge, David Schwimmer and John Madden. He also worked on shorter projects with Ken Loach, John Amiel, Stephen Frears, Adrian Lyne and Mike Newell.

 

Richard  was privileged to film such luminaries as Alec Guinness, Lauren Bacall, Jeanne Moreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, Michael Caine, Demi Moore, Geoffrey Rush, Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Colin Firth and Judi Dench.

With his photography he likes to tell stories using the tools and methods of film-making in his photography:  composition, structure and rhythm. Establishing shots, close ups, points of view and eyelines. Montage, dissolves, superimposition. The idea of scenes, a story broken down into its constituent parts and then brought together again. Together they make stories.