Roger Deakins
Roger Deakins
Biographical Information
Full Name Roger Alexander Deakins
Born May 24, 1949
Nationality British
Spouse(s) Isabella James Purefoy Ellis
Occupation(s) Cinematographer

Visual Consultant for the movie

Background Information
Character(s) Played

Roger Alexander Deakins (born 24 May 1949) is an English cinematographer best known for his work on the films of the Coen brothers and Sam Mendes. Deakins is a member of both the American and British Society of Cinematographers. He received the 2011 American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Lifetime Achievement Award. Deakins has received ten nominations for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography without a single win.


Directed by the Coen brothers:

  • Barton Fink (1991)
  • The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
  • Fargo (1996)
  • The Big Lebowski (1998)
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
  • The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
  • Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
  • The Ladykillers (2004)
  • No Country for Old Men (2007)
  • A Serious Man (2009)
  • True Grit (2010)

Directed by Edward Zwick:

  • Courage Under Fire (1996)
  • The Siege (1998)

Directed by Sam Mendes:

  • Jarhead (2005)
  • Revolutionary Road (2008)
  • Skyfall (2012)


  • Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984), directed by Michael Radford
  • Return to Waterloo (1984), directed by Ray Davies
  • Defence of the Realm (1985), directed by David Drury
  • Sid and Nancy (1986), directed by Alex Cox
  • Personal Services (1987), directed by Terry Jones
  • Stormy Monday (1988), directed by Mike Figgis
  • Mountains of the Moon (1990), directed by Bob Rafelson
  • Air America (1990), directed by Roger Spottiswoode
  • The Long Walk Home (1990), directed by Richard Pearce
  • Homicide (1991), directed by David Mamet
  • Thunderheart (1992), directed by Michael Apted
  • Passion Fish (1992), directed by John Sayles
  • The Secret Garden (1993), directed by Agnieszka Holland
  • The Shawshank Redemption (1994), directed by Frank Darabont
  • Dead Man Walking (1995), directed by Tim Robbins
  • Kundun (1997), directed by Martin Scorsese
  • The Hurricane (1999), directed by Norman Jewison
  • Anywhere but Here (1999), directed by Wayne Wang
  • A Beautiful Mind (2001), directed by Ron Howard
  • Levity (2003) directed by Ed Solomon
  • House of Sand and Fog (2003) directed by Vadim Perelman
  • The Village (2004), directed by M. Night Shyamalan
  • In the Valley of Elah (2007), directed by Paul Haggis
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), directed by Andrew Dominik
  • WALL-E (2008, visual consultant), directed by Andrew Stanton
  • Doubt (2008), directed by John Patrick Shanley
  • The Reader (2008, with Chris Menges), directed by Stephen Daldry
  • How to Train Your Dragon (2010, visual consultant), directed by Chris Sanders & Dean DeBlois
  • The Company Men (2010), directed by John Wells
  • Rango (2011, visual consultant), directed by Gore Verbinski
  • In Time (2011), directed by Andrew Niccol
  • Rise of the Guardians (2012, visual consultant) directed by Peter Ramsey
  • The Croods (2013, visual consultant) directed by Chris Sanders & Kirk DeMicco
  • Prisoners (2013), directed by Denis Villeneuve
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014, visual consultant), directed by Dean DeBlois


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