#1: From interview [Doubleshot, 2014]

#2: "Topsy-Turvy" [1998]

 

   


DICK POPE   BSC

 

Born: 1947, Bromley, Kent, UK, as Richard Pope.

Career: Became interested in photography as a young boy. After his father gave him a Brownie box camera, he began making portraits of his family and neighbors. Later, an uncle who worked for the BBC suggested a career as a cameraman. He became a trainee at Pathé Film Laboratory in London and worked on camera crews on 'B' movies. He sharpened his eye while shooting television documentaries. Eventually, he began shooting music videos and dramatic films.

Ph commercials dir by David Hartley, a.o. Ph music videos, e.g. 'The Great Pretender' [1987, David Mallet; a: Freddie Mercury].

Appeared in the doc 'Wiecej swiatla. Festiwal Operatorów Filmowych Camerimage '97' [1997, Piotr Lazarkiewicz; ph: Adam Sikora; 54m].

Awards: BAFTA TV Award nom [1988] for 'Porterhouse Blue'; Sitges IFF 'Best Cinematography Award' [1990] for 'The Reflecting Skin'; Camerimage 'Golden Frog' nom [1995] for 'Nothing Personal'; Camerimage 'Golden Frog' Award [1996] for 'Secrets & Lies'; Camerimage Special Award 'Best Duo' [1999; with dir Mike Leigh]; Camerimage 'Golden Frog' Award [2004] for 'Vera Drake'; 'Oscar' AA nom [2006], ASC Award nom [2006] & Camerimage 'Silver Frog' Award [2006] for 'The Illusionist'; BAFTA Film Award nom [2014], ASC Film Award nom [2014] & 'Oscar' AA nom [2014] for 'Mr. Turner'.

 

[Left] with dir Mike Leigh


 

 FILMS

1975

Profit by Risk Control [ep 'Security' (30m) dir by Michael Darlow] c; comm doc series; for the Commercial Union Assurance Company

1976

Take Three - A Film for the Schools Council Drama Project [John Michael Slater] 16mm/c; comm doc/64m; cph: Roger Deakins; for the Schools Council

1980

Punk and Its Aftershocks/British Rock [- Ready for the 80's] [Wolfgang Büld] c; mus doc/85m; follow-up to W. Büld's doc 'Punk in London' (1977)

1980

Women in Rock/Girls Bite Back [Wolfgang Büld] c; mus doc/38m

1980

Urgh! A Music War/Both Sides Live [Derek Burbidge] c; concert film/124m; cph: John Metcalfe, David Scott, John Simmons, a.o.; filmed in August/September 1980 at various locations in France, the UK and the USA

1983

Alan Bush - A Life [Anna Ambrose] 16mm/c; mus doc/64m; cph: Roger Deakins

1983

Six Days in Romandie [Lindsey Clennell] c; comm doc/29m; cph: Chris Connell; prod for TI-Raleigh

1983

Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style [Terence Dixon] c/V; mus doc/76m; cph: John Sharaf, John McNulty, a.o.

1985

The Girl in the Picture [Carrie Parker] c

1986

Rhosyn a Rhith/Coming Up Roses [Stephen Bayly] 16mm-35bu/c; originally made as a tvm

1987

Soweto [Michael Raeburn] uncompleted due to legal disputes

1987

The Fruit Machine/Wonderland [Philip Saville] c; uwph: Mike Valentine

1988

Mountains of the Moon [Bob Rafelson] c; addph; ph: Roger Deakins

1989

Sophisticated Lady [David Mingay & David Robinson] 16mm/c; doc/80m; cph: Jack Hazan, a.o.

1989

The Reflecting Skin [Philip Ridley] c

1990

Life Is Sweet [Mike Leigh] c

1991

London Film Festival Trailer 1991 [Mike Leigh] c; trailer/?m

1992

The Secret Garden [Agnieszka Holland] c; co-addph; ph: Roger Deakins

1992

Naked [Mike Leigh] c

1992

The Air Up There [Paul Michael Glaser] c; replaced doph Jan Kiesser; Vancouver ph: Elliot Davis; 2uc South Africa: James Robb

1993

Black Beauty [Caroline Thompson] c

1994

An Awfully Big Adventure [Mike Newell] c

1995

Nothing Personal [Thaddeus O'Sullivan] c

1995

Secrets & Lies [Mike Leigh] c

1996

Career Girls [Mike Leigh] c

1996

Amy Foster/Swept from the Sea - The Story of Amy Foster [Beeban Kidron] p/c; 2uc: Jan Pester

1996

[Dean Koontz's] Phantoms [Joe Chappelle] c; London ph; ph: Richard Clabaugh & Greg Littlewood

1997 

Croupier [Mike Hodges] c; uncred cph; ph: Mike Garfath

1997

The X Files [Rob Bowman] s35/c; London unit ph; ph: Ward Russell

1998

The Debt Collector [Anthony Neilson] c; 2uc: Jan Pester

1998

Topsy-Turvy [Mike Leigh] c

1999

The Way of the Gun [Christopher McQuarrie] c

2000

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider [Simon West] s35/c; uncred addph; ph: Peter Menzies Jr.

2000

13 Conversations About One Thing [Jill Sprecher] c

2001

All or Nothing [Mike Leigh] c

2002

Nicholas Nickleby [Douglas McGrath] s35/c; title seq ph: Ray Evans

2003

Bringing Balanchine Back [Richard Blanshard] HD/c/V; doc/80m (shorter version aired on PBS-tv in 2006); filmed July-August; prod New York City Ballet

2003

Vera Drake [Mike Leigh] s16-35bu/c

2004

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [Andrew Adamson] s35/c; co-2uc; ph: Donald McAlpine

 

"The Illusionist"

 

2005

The Illusionist [Neil Burger] s35-to-35mm/c

2005

Man of the Year [Barry Levinson] s35/c; 2uc: Jim Westenbrink; ph Washington DC: Murdoch Campbell; filmed 2005-06

2006

Honeydripper [John Sayles] s35-to-35mm/c

2007

Happy-Go-Lucky [Mike Leigh] s35+v-to-35mm scope/c

2007

Intercom [Mark Gutteridge] c; short/10m

2007

Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging [Gurinder Chadha] s35/c

2008

Me and Orson Welles [Richard Linklater] scope/c

2009

It's a Wonderful Afterlife [Gurinder Chadha] s35/c

2009

Another Year [Mike Leigh] s35/c

2010

Thin Ice/The Convincer [Jill Sprecher] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; addph: Julio Macat

2010

Muse/Virtuoso [John Goldschmidt] pre-production

2010

A Running Jump [Mike Leigh] HD (ARRI ALEXA)/c; short/35m; aph: Adam Dale; part of 'The Olympics - Four Short Films' comm by the London 2012 Festival

2010

Bernie [Richard Linklater] HD (ARRI ALEXA)-to-digital/c; 2uc: Shane Kelly

2012

Cuban Fury [James Griffiths] HD (ARRI ALEXA)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; addph: Laurie Rose

2013

Angelica [Mitchell Lichtenstein] HD (ARRI ALEXA Plus)/c

2013

Mr. Turner [Mike Leigh] HD (ARRI ALEXA Plus + Canon EOS C500) scope-to-digital/c

2014

Legend [Brian Helgeland] HD (ARRI ALEXA XT Plus)/c

2015

The Pros [Cecilia Torquato] HD/c; short/10m; filmed on 24 January in front of a live audience (Open Set) during GoKinema 2015

 

 TELEVISION

1970

The Hollywood Festival [prod: Bob Edwards & Greg Bailey] unfinished mus doc focusing particularly on 'Mungo Jerry' and the 'Grateful Dead'; cph: John Metcalfe & Andy Carchrae; filmed on 23-24 May at Madeley, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, UK

1974

Cancer Gas [Allan Segal] doc/26m; ep ITV/Granada-tv current affairs series (16mm) 'World in Action'

1974

The Sakuddei [John Sheppard] doc/52m/16mm; ep ITV/Granada-tv doc series 'Disappearing World'

1974

Why I Want to Be Leader [Linda McDougall] doc/26m; ep 'World in Action' (1975)

1975

Tip of the Iceberg [Steve Morrison] doc/26m; ep 'World in Action'

1975

Coming Out in Newport Pagnell [Peter Carr] doc/27m; cph: Mike Whittaker; ep 'World in Action'

1975

Scotland - A Political Journey [Steve Morrison] 2-part (x 26m) doc; ep 'World in Action'

1976

On the Road: The Strange Story of Victor Grayson [Peter Carr] doc/33m; cph: Ray Goode & Mike Thomson

1976

In Labour [Linda McDougall & Steve Morrison] doc/26m; ep 'World in Action'

1976

The Dark Societies [Gavin MacFadyen] doc/26m; ep 'World in Action'

1976

Nuts and Bolts of the Economy [ep 'Somebody Has to Do It' dir by Michael Ryan] doc/26m; ?-part doc series for 'World in Action'

1976

Mutiny on the Motorway [Steve Morrison] doc/26m; cph: Ivan Strasburg; ep 'World in Action'

1976

Unemployment, Who Cares? [Colin Richards & Malcolm Southern] doc/26m; cph: Mike Dodds & George Turner; ep 'World in Action'

1976

A School for Thought [Steve Morrison] doc/26m; ep 'World in Action'

1976

Made in Hong Kong [- Child Labour] [Colin Richards & Malcolm Southern] doc/26m; cph: Mike Dodds & George Turner; ep 'World in Action'

1976

Death by Request [Michael Ryan] doc/26m; ep 'World in Action' (1977)

1976

The Militants [Brian Blake & David Kemp] doc/26m; ep 'World in Action' (1977)

1977

Casualties of the Cuts [Sue Woodford & David Hart] doc/27m; cph: Brian Grainger; ep 'World in Action'

1977

Protest and Reform [John Sheppard] doc/60m; ep 13-part series 'The Christians'

1977

Punk Rock Magazines [Bruce MacDonald] doc/30m; cph: Barry Noakes; ep LWT-tv series 'The London Weekend Show'

1978

Jean's Way [Michael Snow] doc/26m/16mm; ep religious affairs series 'Credo'

1978

Take Care, This Place Is Unsafe [Simon Albery] doc/24m; cph: Jack Hazan & Bryan Loftus; ep 'World in Action'

1978

The Killing of Bruno Busic, 1939-1978 [Geoffrey Seed] doc/26m; ep 'World in Action'

1978

It's Already Been Too Long [Brian Blake] doc/26m; cph: Arthur Smith; ep 'World in Action'

1978

Inside Europe - The Summit [Charles Sturridge] doc/30m; cph: George Turner; ep 'World in Action'

1978

Bengalis in London [Bob Bee] doc/25m; ep religious affairs series 'Credo'

1978

The Reckoning [André Singer & Gavin MacFadyen] doc/26m; ep 'World in Action' (1979)

1978

Fallen Hero [ep #4 dir by Roger Tucker] 12-part series, 1978 & 1979; 1st season (6 ep); for Granada-tv

1979

The Do Gooders [ep 'Cash or Care?', 'Great Expectations', 'Do It Yourself', 'A Kind of Living', 'The End of the Road' & 'Care by Order' dir by John Longley] 6-part (x 38-45m) doc series; cph ('A Kind of Living'): Bryan Loftus

1979

Islam [Michael Snow] doc/52m

1979

[Jimmy Greaves -] Just for Today/The Jimmy Greaves Story [Berny Stringle] doc/60m (1980); cph: Roger Deakins

1980

Converting Jews [Nigel Miller] doc/27m; ep religious affairs series 'Credo'

1981

The Shattered Dream: Employment in the Eighties [John Carlaw] 4-part doc series; for LWT-tv

1982

Whoops Apocalypse [ep #1 'Road to Jerusalem', #2 'Autumn Cannibalism' & #3 'How to Get Rid of It' dir by John Reardon] 6-part series; ph film seq; cph (#3): Mike Humphreys; also edited together (138m)

1982

A Connemara Family [Melissa Llewelyn-Davies] doc/50m; ep 5-part (1982) BBC2-tv series 'Worlds Apart'

1983

The Knockers' Tale [Jeff Perks] doc/40m; ep 8-part Channel 4 series 'Our Lives'

1984

The Women's Olamal - The Organisation of a Maasai Fertility Ceremony [Melissa Llewelyn-Davies] doc/113m/16mm; cph: Barry Ackroyd

1984

Diary of a Maasai Village [ep #1 'The Prophet's Family', #2 'Two Ways of Justice', #3 'Two Mothers', #4 'Two Journeys' & #5 'Nine Cows and an Ox' dir by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies] 5-part (x 49m) doc series; for BBC2-tv

1984

David Lean: A Life in Film [Nigel Wattis] doc/150m; cph: Paul Bond & Les Young; ep series 'The South Bank Show'

1984

Michael Crawford [Alan Benson] doc/?m; cph: Peter Middleton; seg of ep series 'The South Bank Show'

1985

Billy Bragg [David Thomas] doc/?m; cph: Peter Middleton; seg of ep series 'The South Bank Show'

1985

A World Market in Jobs [Stephen Engelhard & Judy Jackson] doc/60m; cph: Anne Cottringer & Christopher O'Dell; ep series 'The People Trade'

1985

The Planets [ep #1 'The Children of the Sun', #2 'Venus and Mercury' & #3 'The Blue Planet' dir by Paul Fisher] 7-part doc series; cph: Gabriel Beristáin (#1) & Roger Pratt (#1-3); for Channel 4

1985

Man and Music: Composer and Court [ep #! 'Monteverdi at Mantua', #2 'Music at the Court of Louis XIV', #3 'Haydn and the Esterhazys' & #4 'Liszt in Weimar' dir by Tony Cash & (co-dir ep #4) Dennis Marks] 4-part mus doc series

1985

In Between Days [Ted Cusby] doc/40m; ep BBC2-tv series '40 Minutes'

1987

Porterhouse Blue [Robert Knights] 4-part miniseries

1988

Forever Green [ep #1-6 dir by David Giles] 18-part series, 1989 & 1992; 1st series, 1989 (6 ep); wildlife ph: Simon King & Tony Shepherd

1989

Dark City/Strong City [Chris Curling] tvm/97m; ep BBC-tv series 'Screen One'

1991

The Blackheath Poisonings [Stuart Orme] 3-part miniseries

1992

A Sense of History [Mike Leigh] tvm/30m

1992

Fool's Gold: The Story of the Brink's-Mat Robbery [Terry Winsor] tvm

1994

Pleasure [Ian Sharp] tvm; or ph Wayne Mottershead; for Channel 4

1994

The Great Kandinsky [Terry Winsor] tvm

1994

Life's a Bitch [Coky Giedroyc] tvm/30m

1995

Deadly Voyage [John Mackenzie] tvm; ep BBC-tv series 'Screen Two'

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1968

Loving Feeling/She Loved with Her Boots On [Norman J. Warren] clapper-loader; ph: Peter Jessop

1969

Under the Table You Must Go [Arnold Louis Miller; mus doc/52m] co-c.asst; ph: Stanley A. Long; a trip around London's exciting clubs, pubs and discotheques

1969

A Promise of Bed/This, That and the Other! [Derek Ford] co-camera; ph: Stanley A. Long

1969

The Wife Swappers [Derek Ford] c.op; ph: Stanley A. Long

1969

What's Good for the Goose/Girl Trouble [Menahem Golan] clapper-loader; ph: William Brayne

1971

The Man Who Stole Uganda [John Sheppard; tv-doc/b&w/26m] c.asst; ph: Mike Whittaker; ep series 'World in Action'

1974

A Bigger Splash [Jack Hazan; doc] co-c.op; ph: J. Hazan

1980

Rude Boy [Jack Hazan & David Mingay] co-c.op; ph: J. Hazan

1980

Inseminoid [Norman J. Warren] c.op; ph: John Metcalfe

1984

Nineteen Eighty-Four/1984 [Michael Radford] co-c.op 2u; ph: Roger Deakins

1986

Tina Turner - Break Every Rule/Tina! [David Mallet; tv-concert film] co-camera (c.op); ph: Nic Knowland & John Metcalfe

1986

The Cure in Orange [Tim Pope; concert film/95m] co-c.op; ph: Chris Ashbrook; filmed on 9-10 August (Orange, France)

1987

Cyndi Lauper in Paris [Andy Morahan; concert film] co-c.op; ph: Daniel Pearl

1993

Peter Gabriel's Secret World [François Girard & (concert staged by) Robert Lepage; concert film/103m] co-c.op; ph: Peter Sinclair; filmed 16-17 November (Modena, Italy)

1995

Queen - Champions of the World [Rudi Dolezal & Hannes Rossacher; mus doc/123m] co-camera; ph: Hermann Dunzendorfer & Jo Molitoris

1996

AC/DC - No Bull [David Mallet; concert film/122m] co-c.op; ph: Peter Sinclair; filmed 10 July (Madrid, Spain)

1997

Cats [David Mallet; musical] co-add c.op; ph: Nic Knowland