#1: "Troy" [2003]

#2: From doc "Behind the Camera" [by Richard Blanshard, 1999]

 

   


ROGER PRATT   BSC

 

Born: 27 February 1947, Leicester, UK, as son of an Anglican parish priest.

Education: The London Film School.

Career: Made an 8mm b&w film at school, about the school and got the bug. Went to the London Film School. This study was paid for by the Leicester City Council. Spent almost 2 years in the Humphries Laboratories to get his union ticket.

Ph numerous commercials dir by Harm Lust, Martin Campbell, Vince Squibb, Sheree Folkson, a.o.

Member [now honorary accredited] of the BSC.

His brother Anthony [1937-] is an art dir & prod designer.

Appeared in the November 1999 ep [dir by Richard Blanshard/12m] of BBC2-tv series 'Behind the Camera'.

Awards: Royal Television Society 'Technique Award' [1986] for 'Dutch Girls'; BSC Best Cinematography Award nom [1993] for 'Shadowlands'; BSC Best Cinematography Award nom [1994] for 'Frankenstein'; 'Oscar' AA nom [2000] & BAFTA Film Award nom [2000] for 'The End of the Affair'; BAFTA Film Award nom [2001] & BSC Best Cinematography Award nom [2001] for 'Chocolat'; BSC Best Cinematography Award nom [2006] for 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'; ICFF Manaki Brothers 'Special Golden Camera 300' for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema Art [2010].


 

 FILMS

1976

We Matter: Living with MS [Kevin Marsland] c; comm doc/10m; for the Multiple Sclerosis Society

1978

Coalport [Kevin Marsland] c; comm doc/15m; for Wedgwood

1978

Josiah Wedgwood and the English Potteries [Kevin Marsland] c; comm doc/20m; for Wedgwood

1978

The Craftsmanship of Wedgwood [Kevin Marsland] 16mm/c; comm doc/18m; for Wedgwood

1978

Woodman: David Nash, Sculptor [Peter Francis Browne] 16mm/c; doc/35m

1979

In a World Apart [Julian Doyle] c; comm doc/26m; for the National Society for Mentally Handicapped Children

1979

Wells Cathedral [Kevin Marsland] 16mm/c; comm doc/29m; for the British Tourist Authority

1979

Black Angel [Roger Christian] p/c; short/25m (1980); restored in 2013

1980

Willie Carson - Riding to Win [Kevin Marsland] 16mm/c; doc/51m

1980

The Spirit of Cheshire [Kevin Marsland] 16mm/c; comm doc/20m; for Rolls-Royce

1980

The Dollar Bottom [Roger Christian] c; short/33m

1981

A Breath of Sunshine [Peter Robinson] c; doc (about a day in the life of two small severely handicapped boys)/20m; cph: Arthur Wooster & Tony Coggans

1982

The Tractor Factor [Stephen Frears] c; comm short/25m; for Massey Ferguson International Training & Development

1982

The Sender [Roger Christian] c

1982

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life [Terry Jones] c; ph seg 'The Crimson Permanent Assurance' (dir by Terry Gilliam); other ph: Peter Hannan

1983

Mick's People [Jonathan Lynn] c; comm short/25m; for Barclays

1983

Brazil [Terry Gilliam] c; + co-model/efx ph

1986

Mona Lisa [Neil Jordan] c

1987

Consuming Passions [Giles Foster] c

1987

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen [Terry Gilliam] c; model ph; ph: Giuseppe Rotunno

 

[Left] with dir Mike Leigh - "High Hopes"

 

1988

High Hopes [Mike Leigh] c

1988

Paris by Night [David Hare] c

1988

Batman [Tim Burton] c; 2uc: Peter MacDonald; vfx ph: Paul Wilson

1990

The Fisher King [Terry Gilliam] s35-to-35mm/c

1991

Year of the Comet [Peter Yates] c

1993

Shadowlands [Richard Attenborough] p/c; 2uc: Eddie Collins

1993

The Line, the Cross & the Curve [Kate Bush] c; mus film/50m

1993

[Mary Shelley's] Frankenstein [Kenneth Branagh] c; 2uc: Roger Lanser; aph: Matthew Allwork & Ian Speed

1995

12 Monkeys/Twelve Monkeys [Terry Gilliam] s35-to-35mm/c; + small part

1996

In Love and War [Richard Attenborough] p/c

1997

The Avengers [Jeremiah Chechik] c; 2uc: Harvey Harrison

1998

Grey Owl [Richard Attenborough] p/c; 2nd cam: Sylvain Brault

1999

The End of the Affair [Neil Jordan] c

1999

102 Dalmatians [Kevin Lima] c; cph: Adrian Biddle; 2uc: Harvey Harrison; completion ph: Robin Vidgeon

2000

Chocolat [Lasse Hallström] c; 2uc: Nick Schlesinger

2000

Not I [Neil Jordan] c; short/14m; ep 'Beckett on Film'-series

2001

Iris [Richard Eyre] c; uwph: Mark Silk

2001

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [Chris Columbus] s35 (+ digital)/c; 161m & 174m; 2uc: Mike Brewster; model unit ph: Nigel Stone; replaced doph John Seale

 

[Right/hat] - "Troy"

 

2003

Troy [Wolfgang Petersen] s35/c; addph: Harvey Harrison; 2uc: Fraser Taggert; aph: John Marzano

2004

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire [Mike Newell] s35 (+ IMAX-70bu)/c; 2uc: Mike Brewster; aph: Adam Dale; uwph: Tim Wooster; model unit ph: Nigel Stone

2006

Closing the Ring [Richard Attenborough] c; aph: Mark Hryma

2006

Inkheart [Iain Softley] p/c; 2uc: Alan Stewart; Gwin unit ph: Paul Bond; vfx ph: Steve Brooke Smith

2007

Born [Daniel Simpson] pre-production; scheduled for Fall start; still waiting for funding (2009); status unknown

2008

Dorian Gray [Oliver Parker] c; 2uc: Martin Kenzie

2009

The Karate Kid/The Kung Fu Kid [Harald Zwart] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; loosely based on film (1983, John G. Avildsen; ph: James Crabe)

2011

Snow White and the Huntsman [Rupert Sanders] p+s35 (vfx)+65mm+RED Epic (surf unit)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; uncred splinter unit ph; ph: Greig Fraser

2012

Jadoo [Amit Gupta] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c

2013

Keeping Rosy [Steve Reeves] ts (+ D-Cinema)/c

 

 TELEVISION

1978

Focus on Soccer [Terry Ryan] 6-part doc series; cph: Julian Doyle, Nick Struthers, a.o.

1983

Meantime [Mike Leigh] tvm

1984

Dutch Girls [Giles Foster] tvm

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) & Dick Pope (#1-3); for Channel 4

1986

Scoop [Gavin Millar] tvm

1987

The Short & Curlies [Mike Leigh] tvm/18m

1987

V. [Richard Eyre] exp doc/40m; for Channel 4

1989

Chains of Love [Mike Bradwell] tvm/60m; ep Channel 4 series '4 Play', 1989-91

1989

[Jim Henson's] The Storyteller: Greek Myths [ep #1 'Theseus & The Minotaur' dir by John Madden (JM), #2 'Perseus & The Gorgon' dir by JM, #3 'Orpheus & Eurydice' dir by Tony Smith (TS) & #4 'Daedalus & Icarus' dir by TS] 4-part series; for Channel 4

1991

Mr. Bean [ep #4 'Mr. Bean Goes to Town', #5 'The Trouble with Mr. Bean' & #6 'Mr. Bean Rides Again' dir by John Birkin (studio) & Paul Weiland (film)] 19-part series, 1990-95

1991

Bernard and the Genie [Paul Weiland] tvm/67m

1997

King Lear [Richard Eyre] tvm; ep BBC-tv series 'Performance'

2002

Concert for George [David Leland] concert film/146m/HD; co-cameraman; ph: Chris Menges

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1971

Bleak Moments/Loving Moments [Mike Leigh] c.asst; ph: Bahram Manocheri

1972

My Childhood [Bill Douglas] c.asst; ph: Mick Campbell

1973

These Enlightened Days [Mick Campbell; doc] c.op; ph: M. Campbell

1974

Monty Python and the Holy Grail [Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones] clapper-loader; ph: Terry Bedford

1976

Jabberwocky [Terry Gilliam] focus puller; ph: Terry Bedford; + small part

1978

[Monty Python's] Life of Brian [Terry Jones] co-anim & model dept; ph: Peter Biziou