2011

               

 JOHN MATHIESON   BSC

Born: 3 May 1961, Purbeck, Dorset, UK.

Education: High Wycombe College of Art, Buckinghamshire, UK.

Career: Came up through the traditional camera ranks and worked as an asst to Gabriel Beristáin for several years. Was first recognized for his work on the music video 'Peek-A-Boo' [1988; a: Siouxsie & the Banshees; d: Peter Scammel].

Continued to shoot music videos dir by Peter Scammel ['Standing There', 1989, a: The Creatures], Nigel Dick ['All My Trials', 1990, a: Paul McCartney], Jake Scott, Philipp Stölzl ['American Pie', 2000, a: Madonna], a.o. Ph numerous commercials dir by Ridley Scott [for Orange], Peter Scammel, Jonathan Glazer, Joel Schumacher [for Lancôme], Roman Coppola [for Tiger Beer], a.o.

Appeared in the doc "Tricks of the Trade: Making 'Matchstick Men'" [2002/3, Charles de Lauzirika].

Awards: 'Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres' [from the French Government for his contribution to the French film industry]; Kodak Award [1998] for 'Orange' commercial; Art FF 'Golden Key' [1999] & Fantasporto Award [1999] for 'Love Is the Devil'; MTV Music Video Award nom [2000; shared with Fredrick Callinggard] for 'American Pie' [a: Madonna]; 'Oscar' AA nom [2001], ASC Award nom [2001], CFCA Award nom [2001] & BAFTA Film Award nom [2001] for 'Gladiator'; 'Oscar' AA nom [2004], Golden Satellite Award nom [2004] & BSC 'Best Cinematography Award' [2006] for 'The Phantom of the Opera'.



 FILMS

1989

Imaginary Landscapes - A Film on Brian Eno [Duncan Ward & Gabriella Cardazzo] b&w-c/V; mus doc/40m; cph (film): Jeremy Briggs, Rex Dunbar & Eugene Smith; video ph: Lee Gaye & Robin Hirsh

1989

Never Come Morning [Tim Burke] 16mm/c; short/16m

1993

Remembrance of Things Fast: True Stories Visual Lies [John Maybury] 16mm/c; exp/59m

1993

3 Chains o' Gold [Parris Patton, Paisley Park (= Prince) & Randee St. Nicholas] c/V; 73m; addph: P. Patton, Van Carlson, Jane Castle & Stephen (as Steven) Kazmierski

1994

Pigalle [Karim Dridi] s16-35bu/c

1995

Bye-Bye [Karim Dridi] c

1996

Mirror, Mirror [Baillie Walsh] s16-35bu/b&w-c; doc/86m; cph: Tony Mitchell & B. Walsh

1996

Twin Town [Kevin Allen] c; 2uc: Paul Englefield; uwph: Mike Valentine; aph: Simon Werry

1997

Vigo - Passion for Life [Julien Temple] c; addph: Simon Archer & Malcolm McLean; 2uc France: Jacques Renoir & Eric Bornes; uwph: Mike Valentine

1997

Love Is the Devil - Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon [John Maybury] c; 2u c.op: Tat Radcliffe & Cameron Barnett

1997

Plunkett & Macleane [Jake Scott] s35/c; 2uc: Martin Grosup & Angus Hudson

1997

Enemy of the State [Tony Scott] p/c; vfx ph; ph: Dan Mindel

1998

Angoisse [Blanca Li] c; short/6m

1999

Gladiator [Ridley Scott] s35/c; 2uc: Alexander Witt

2000

Hannibal [Ridley Scott] c; 2uc: Alexander Witt

[Left] with dir Iain Softley - "K-PAX"

2000

K-PAX [Iain Softley] p/c; 2uc: David Dunlap

2002

Red Dragon [Brett Ratner] p/c; uncred cph; ph: Dante Spinotti; 2uc: Duane Manwiller; aph: Dylan M. Gross; remake of 'Manhunter' (1986, Michael Mann; ph: Dante Spinotti)

2002

A Fairy Story [Ben Gooder] c; short/10m

2002

Matchstick Men [Ridley Scott] p/c

2003

Trauma [Marc Evans] c; 2uc: Angus Hudson

2003

Прятки/Hide Seek [Nicholas Livesey] c; comm short/7m; for Russian Vogue

"The Phantom of the Opera"

2003

The Phantom of the Opera [Joel Schumacher] p/c; 2uc: Shaun O'Dell; model unit ph: Nigel Stone

2004

Kingdom of Heaven [Ridley Scott] s35/c; 2uc: Hugh Johnson; aph: John Marzano

2004

Stoned/The Wild and Wycked World of Brian Jones [Stephen Woolley] s16-35bu/b&w-c; uwph: Mike Valentine

2006

August Rush [Kirsten Sheridan] s35/c; 2uc: David M. Dunlap

2006

After.Life [Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo] pre-production; scheduled as doph, but film was ph by Anastas Michos in 2008

2007

Flashbacks of a Fool [Baillie Walsh] p/c; aph: John Trapman

2007

Boogie Woogie [Duncan Ward] p/c

2008

Cracks [Jordan Scott] c; uwph: Mike Valentine

2008

KylieX2008 [William Baker & Marcus Viner] s16-to-HD/c/V; concert film/129m; filmed 2 August (O2 Arena, London, UK)

"Robin Hood"

2009

Robin Hood [Ridley Scott] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc (+ 2ud): Alexander Witt; aph: John Marzano

2009

The Letter [Laurence Dunmore] c; comm short/5m; for jewellery designer Solange Azagury-Partridge

2009

Brighton Rock [Rowan Joffe] Elite Scope+J-D-C Scope-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; uncred 2uc: Chris Plevin; replaced scheduled ph Ryszard Lenczewski

2010

Burke and Hare [John Landis] s35/c; vfx ph: John Conroy

2010

X-Men: First Class [Matthew Vaughn] p+s35-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; ph Argentine unit: Pablo Gómez; 2uc: Larry Blanford, Josh Bleibtreu, Jacques Haitkin & Alexander Witt; aph: Hans Bjerno, David B. Nowell, John Marzano (add) & Adam Dale (UK); uwph: Michael Ferris; replaced doph Ben Seresin halfway through filming

"47 Ronin"

2011

47 Ronin [Carl Rinsch] HD (ARRI ALEXA)/3-D/c; 2uc: Fraser Taggart

2011

Daydream [Sam Taylor-Wood] c; comm short/2m46s; for new jewellery collection designed by Solange Azagury-Partridge

2011

Great Expectations [Mike Newell] J-D-C Scope+tvi-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc (+ 2ud): Shaun O'Dell

2012

Skyfall [Sam Mendes] HD (ARRI ALEXA M, Studio & Plus)+RED Epic-to-35mm scope (+ IMAX-70bu & D-Cinema)/c; uncred title seq ph; ph: Roger Deakins

2013

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. [Guy Ritchie] HD (ARRI ALEXA XT)/c; 2uc: Harvey Harrison


 TELEVISION

1985

Handsworth Songs [John Akomfrah] doc/b&w-c/60m/16mm; ph studio crew (photographs); ph: Sebastian Shah; ep Channel 4 series 'Britain: The Lie of the Land'

1990

The Wilder Shores [Peter Boyd-Maclean] doc/45m; ep 17-part doc series 'Sex Talk'; for Channel 4 

1991

Bermondsey Boy [Marc Munden] doc/40m; cph: Mike Dauncey & Nick Gifford; ep 6-part BBC2-tv doc series 'From Wimps to Warriors'

1992

Is That All There Is? [Lindsay Anderson] doc/54m; 2uc; ph: Jonathan Collinson; ep BBC-tv series 'The Director's Place'

1995

There Is a Light That Never Goes Out [Peter Martin] doc/52m; cph: Tim Maurice-Jones & Jake Scott

1996

The Hunger [ep #1 'The Swords' dir by Tony Scott & #2 'Ménage à Trois' dir by Jake Scott] 44-part series, 1997-2000; 1st season, 1997-98; other ph: François Protat, Pierre Gill & Pierre Mignot

2012

The Man [Iain Softley] tvm

2013

The Vatican [Ridley Scott] pilot/HD (ARRI ALEXA); for Showtime-tv


 MISCELLANEOUS

1985

Caravaggio [Derek Jarman] clapper-loader; ph: Gabriel Beristáin

1987

Aria [seg #10 'I pagliacci: Vesti la Giubba' dir by Bill Bryden] focus puller; ph: Gabriel Beristáin

1993

Depeche Mode - Devotional [Anton Corbijn; concert film/104m] co-c.op; lighting cam: Steve Chivers; filmed July (Europe)