#2: [Left] with dir Charles Shyer - "Alfie" [2003]

#3: "Alfie" [2003] - photo by David Appleby

 

   


ASHLEY ROWE   BSC

 

Born: 28 February 1959, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK, as Ashley W. Rowe.

Career: His interest in stills photography started at the age of 12 when he purchased his first camera. A few years later his father took him to see Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey', following which he sold his stills gear and bought himself a Super 8mm camera. After leaving school he joined a small film unit in Southampton making training films for the UK government's Central Office of Information. Six years later he joined the BBC Wales Film Unit as a c.asst working on dramas and doc's and a few years later became a Lighting Film Cameraman with BBC Wales. His career launched into feature films after doph/dir Chris Menges discovered him and hired him to photograph 'Second Best'.

Awards: BAFTA Cymru 'Best Cinematography - Film' Award [1991] for 'O.M.'; BAFTA Cymru 'Best Lighting Director' Award [1992] & Tróia IFF, Portugal, 'Best Cinematography' Award [1992] for 'Un Nos Ola' Leuad/One Full Moon'; BAFTA Cymru 'Best Cinematography - Film' Award [1992] for 'Friday on My Mind'; Camerimage 'Golden Frog' nom [1994] for 'Second Best'; Evening Standard British Film Award [1998] for '24 7: Twenty Four Seven', 'The Woodlanders', 'The Governess' & 'Still Crazy'; Valladolid IFF 'Best Director of Photography' [1998] for '24 7: Twenty Four Seven'; ASC TV Award nom [2003] for 'The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone'.


 

 FILMS

1979

Let's Make a Model [Roger Lambert] 16mm/c; comm doc/22m; cph: Graham M. Geddes; for University of Southampton

1979

The Watercress Line [Graham M. Geddes] c; comm doc/14m; for University of Southampton

1980

A Seaside Story [Roger Lambert] c; short/30m

1981

The Old Rectory - Home from Home [Graham Hurley] c; comm doc/19m; for Hampshire Area Health Authority

1982

More Than Meets the Eye [W.J. Ellen] c; comm doc/14m; for University of Southampton

1982

Keeping a Clear Airway [Ashley Rowe] c; comm doc/12m; + ed; for University of Southampton

1982

Somebody Help Me [Roger Lambert] c; comm doc/25m; for University of Southampton

1982

I.C. Cataract Extraction with Choyce Mark IX Anterior Chamber Implant [Ashley Rowe] c; comm doc/8m; + ed; for University of Southampton

1982

Focus on Britain [Roger Lambert] 10-part language series; for German and other foreign students in English; for University of Southampton

1983

Who Cares? [Roger Lambert] c; comm doc/18m; + ed; for University of Southampton

1983

A Tale of Two Wards [Roger Lambert] c; comm doc/12m; for University of Southampton

1983

Kids' Stuff [Graham Hurley] c; comm doc/19m; for Wessex Regional Health Authority

1991

Un Nos Ola' Leuad/One Full Moon [Endaf Emlyn] c; uwph: Mark Jarrold

1993

Second Best [Chris Menges] c

1993

Widows' Peak [John Irvin] c

1993

Sister My Sister [Nancy Meckler] c

1994

A Man of No Importance [Suri Krishnamma] c; originally made as a tvm

1995

The Woodlanders [Phil Agland] p/c; filmed October-November 1995 & April-May 1996

1996

My First Adventure [Jim O'Brien (Egypt) & Michael Schultz (ep #41 'Tangiers, 1908')] b&w-c/V; ph ep #41 (filmed in February & May 1996 for this video release); cph: David Tattersall (Egypt); 2uc: David Higgs, Giles Nuttgens, Mario Rodriquez & Miguel Icasa Solana; comp of ep of tv-series 'The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles'

1996

Tales of Innocence [Bille August (Northern Italy) & Michael Schultz (ep #42 'Morocco, 1917')] b&w-c/V; ph ep #42 (filmed for this video release); cph: Jörgen Persson (Northern Italy); comp of ep of tv-series 'The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles'

1996

Take Pity [Daniel Kleinman] c; short/11m

1996

B. Monkey [Michael Radford (replaced Michael Caton-Jones)] c; 2uc: Graham Frake

1997

24 7: Twenty Four Seven/TwentyFourSeven [Shane Meadows] b&w

 

With dir Sandra Goldbacher - "The Governess"

 

1997

The Governess [Sandra Goldbacher] s35/c; 2uc: Oliver Curtis

1997

Bedrooms & Hallways [Rose Troche] c; addph: Daf Hobson

1998

Still Crazy [Brian Gibson] c; 2uc: Matt Gray

1998

Mad About Mambo [John Forte] c; 2uc (Belfast): Arthur Wooster

1998

A Room for Romeo Brass [Shane Meadows] c; time-lapse ph: Martin Testar & Maxim Ford

1999

Five Seconds to Spare [Tom Connolly] c; addph: Matt Gray

1999

When Brendan Met Trudy [Kieron J. Walsh] c

2000

Beautiful Mistake/Camgymeriad Gwych [Marc Evans] s16/c

2000

The Affair of the Necklace [Charles Shyer] s35/c; 2uc: Milan Chadima; title seq ph: Giles Nuttgens

2001

Ali G Indahouse [Mark Mylod] c; add c.op: Seamus McGarvey

2001

Hope Springs [Mark Herman] s35/c; aph: Ron Precious

2002

Calendar Girls [Nigel Cole] s35/c; addph: Oliver Curtis; 2uc: Vincent McGahon

2003

Chasing Liberty/American Princess [Andy Cadiff] s35/c; 2uc: David Insley

 

[Center/behind camera] - "Alfie"

 

2003

Alfie [Charles Shyer] c; 2uc: Daf Hobson; addph New York: George Motz; remake of film (1965, Lewis Gilbert; ph: Otto Heller)

2003

Piccadilly Jim [John McKay] s35/c; pick-up ph; ph: Andrew Dunn

2004

Half Light [Craig Rosenberg] c

2005

Copying Beethoven [Agnieszka Holland] s35/c; 2uc: Tamas Nyerges

2005

Starter for 10 [Tom Vaughan] c

2006

Hot Fuzz [Edgar Wright] s35/c; addph; ph: Jess Hall

2006

Butterfly on a Wheel/Shattered [Mike Barker] s35/c; 2uc: Randal Platt; vfx ph: Jim Van Dijk

 

"The Garden of Eden"

 

2007

The Garden of Eden [John Irvin] c; 2uc: Vince McGahon

2008

A Bunch of Amateurs [Andy Cadiff] c

2008

Eloise in Paris [Charles Shyer] scheduled for August start, then February 2009; a lawsuit in 2010 halted prod

2009

La mula/The Mule [Michael Radford (left in November) & Sébastien Grousset (last 4 days, shot in 2010)] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Vince McGahon

2010

The Hot Potato [Tim Lewiston] c

2011

Great West End Theatres [Marc Sinden] HD (Sony)/c; 40-part (x 42-80m) doc series; released on DVD and digital downloads in 2012

 

 TELEVISION

1987

Mop and Smiff (ep #7 'The Carnival' dir by Sid Waddell) + The Dragon's Trail/Dilyn y Ddraig (ep #3 'The Wizard of Cwrt-y-Cadno') [Angela Williams] combination (40m) of ep 13-part children's series ('Mop and Smiff', 1985) & series ('The Dragon's Trail/Dilyn y Ddraig', 1988-90); cph: Hugh Davies; aired in 1988

1987

Mop and Smiff (ep #4 'The Balloon' dir by Sid Waddell) + The Dragon's Trail/Dilyn y Ddraig (ep #5 'The Outing') [Angela Williams] 40m; cph: Paul Reed; see above

1988

Daughters of Abraham [ep #1 'Frontiers of War' dir by Richard Trayler-Smith] 3-part (x 30m) doc series; for BBC Wales

1988

Unexplained Laughter [Gareth Davies] tvm; ep BBC Wales series 'The Play on One'

1989

Women in Politics [ep #1 'Benazir Bhutto' dir by Lowri Gwilym (LG), #2 'Corazon Aquino' dir by LG, #4 'Eugenia Charles' dir by LG & #5 'Simone Veil' dir by Dick Vigers] 6-part doc series; cph (#5): Gerald Cobbe; for BBC Wales

1989

Fight Cancer [Richard Trayler-Smith] 6-part (x 30m) doc series; for BBC1-tv

1990

O.M. Edwards/O.M. [Emlyn Williams] tvm

1991

Filipina Dreamgirls [Les Blair] tvm; ep BBC-tv series 'Screen One'

1991

Losing Track [Jim Lee] tvm; 2uc: Alan Hayward; ep BBC-tv series 'Screen One'

1992

Friday on My Mind [Marc Evans] 3-part miniseries

1992

Animating Shakespeare [prod: Jeff Morgan] doc (introduces a series of anim Shakespeare plays)/29m; for BBC-tv

1992

The Cormorant [Peter Markham] tvm; nature unit ph: Alan Hayward; uwph: Rick Price

1992

Life with Eliza [ph 10 ep dir by Beryl Richards] 12-part (x 10m) series; prod BBC Wales for BBC2-tv

1992

Thicker Than Water [Marc Evans] 2-part tvm

1993

The Legend of Lochnagar [(live action) John Hefin & Ken Griffiths] special/30m; anim + live action (at the beginning and end); live action ph

1994

Smashie and Nicey - End of an Era [Daniel Kleinman] spoof doc/b&w-c/45m; for BBC Wales

1994

Murder In Mind [Robert Bierman] tvm; ep BBC-tv series 'Screen One'

1994

The Turnaround [Suri Krishnamma] tvm; served as pilot for the 4-part 'Sharman'-series, 1996

1995

Karaoke [Renny Rye] 4-part miniseries; vfx: Stuart Brisdon

1998

The Castle [Marshall Herskovitz] pilot; for ABC-tv

2002

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone [Robert Allan Ackerman] tvm

2010

Stanley Park [Misha Manson-Smith] pilot/28m; premiered on internet (BBC3)

2010

Excluded [Misha Manson-Smith] tvm/59m; part of 'School Season' (BBC2)

2011

Merlin [ep #43 'Aithusa', #44 'His Father's Son' & #45 'A Servant of Two Masters' dir by Alex Pillai] 65-part series, 2008-12; 4th season/s35-to-HD, 2011 (13 ep); prod BBC Wales for BBC1-tv

2012

Dancing on the Edge [Stephen Poliakoff] 6-part miniseries/HD (ARRI ALEXA), 2013; for BBC2-tv

2012

Merlin [ep #56 'Another's Sorrow' dir by Ashley Way (AW), #57 'The Disir' dir by AW, #58 'The Dark Tower' dir by AW, #59 'A Lesson in Vengeance' dir by Alice Troughton (AT), #60 'The Hollow Queen' dir by AT, #61 'With All My Heart' dir by AT, #62 'The Kindness of Strangers' dir by Declan O'Dwyer (DOD) & #63 'The Drawing of the Dark' dir by DOD] 5th season/s35-to-HD, 2012 (13 ep); see 2011

2013

Atlantis [ep #4 'Twist of Fate' dir by Alice Troughton (AT), #5 'White Lies' dir by AT, #8 'The Furies' dir by AT & #12-13 'Touched by the Gods (Part 1 & 2)' dir by Jeremy Webb] series/35mm, 2013-present; 1st season, 2013 (13 ep)

2014

Doctor Who [ep #98 'Kill the Moon' & #99 'Mummy on the Orient Express' dir by Paul Wilmshurst] series, 2005-present; 8th season/HD (ARRI ALEXA XT), 2014 (12 ep)

2014

Atlantis [ep #20 'A Fate Worse Than Death' dir by Lawrence Gough (LG), #21 'The Madness of Hercules' dir by LG, #22 'The Gorgon's Gaze' dir by LG & #25-26 'The Queen Must Die' dir by Julian Murphy] 2nd season, 2014-15 (13 ep); see 2013

2015

Close to the Enemy [Stephen Poliakoff] 7-part series/HD, 2016

2015

Galavant [10 ep dir by various] 18-part series/HD (ARRI ALEXA), 2015-16; 2nd season, 2016 (10 ep)

2016

Doctor Who [ep #116 'The Return of Doctor Mysterio' dir by Ed Bazalgette] 10th season, 2017 (12 ep); see 2014

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1977

Crash Call [Roger Lambert; comm doc] co-sound; ph: Graham M. Geddes

1979

Follow You Follow Me [Roger Lambert; short] c.asst; ph: Graham M. Geddes

1981

The Little Feet [David Barlow; doc series] sound (+ ed); ph: D. Barlow

1982

Keeping a Clear Airway [dir; + ph/ed; comm doc] see Films