BEN SMITHARD   BSC

 

Born: c. 1970, UK.

Education: Bournemouth & Poole College of Art & Design [now Arts University College Bournemouth].

Career: Ph commercials dir by Tom Hooper, Dominic Savage, Jeff Thomas, Miranda Bowen, a.o. Ph music videos dir by Paul Gore, a.o.

Member of the BSC since 2011.

His brother Austin is a film dir.

Awards: 'Emmy' Award [2010] for 'Cranford/Return to Cranford' [Part 2].

Website: Ben Smithard


 

 FILMS

1998

Me & Isaac Newton [Michael Apted] 16mm/b&w-c; doc/107m; co-addph; ph: Maryse Alberti

2000

Jean [Anthony Fabian] b&w-c; short/10m

2000

Cereal Killer [Robert Heath] c; short/12m

2000

The Sequel [Mark Williams] c; short/5m

2002

Glastonbury [Julien Temple] c; mus doc/135m; superv cameraman; filmed 2002-05

2004

Breaking the Fifth [Austin Smithard] dv-to-35mm scope/c

2008

The Damned United [Tom Hooper] s16+s35+v-to-35mm (+ D-Cinema)/b&w-c

2010

My Week with Marilyn [Simon Curtis] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c

2011

I, Anna [Barnaby Southcombe] ts+s35-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c

2012

Belle [Amma Asante] HD (Sony F65)-to-D-Cinema (scope)/c

2012

Saving Mr. Banks [John Lee Hancock] p (+ D-Cinema)/c; ph UK; ph: John Schwartzman

2013

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa/Alan Partridge: The Movie [Declan Lowney] RED Epic/c; addph: David Luther

2013

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [John Madden] HD (Sony F65)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; filmed 2013-14

2015

Viceroy's House [Gurinder Chadha] s35+s16-to-D-Cinema (scope)/b&w-c

2016

Goodbye Christopher Robin/Untitled A.A. Milne Project [Simon Curtis] HD/c

2016

The Man Who Invented Christmas [Bharat Nalluri] HD/c; filmed 2016-17

 

 TELEVISION & INTERNET

2004

Wire in the Blood [ep #14 'Synchronicity' dir by Terry McDonough] 31-part series, 2002-08; 3rd season, 2005; for ITV1

2005

Spooks/MI-5 [ ep #31-32 dir by Jeremy Lovering] 86-part series/s16, 2002-11; 4th season, 2005 (10 ep); for BBC1 & BBC3

2005

Eleventh Hour [ep #1 'Resurrection' & #2 'Containment' dir by Terry McDonough] 4-part miniseries, 2006; other ph: Graham Frake; for ITV1

2006

The Street [ep #3 '[No. 36 Bold Street:] The Flasher' & #4 '[No. 12 Bold Street:] Football' dir by Terry McDonough] 18-part series, 2006-09; 1st season, 2006; other ph: Daf Hobson, Steve Lawes, a.o.; for BBC1

2006

The Royle Family: The Queen of Sheba [Mark Mylod] special/60m; 18-part series, 1998-2000 + specials; for BBC2

2006

Vincent [ep #5 & #7 dir by Terry McDonough] 8-part series, 2005-06; 2nd season; for ITV1

2006

Instinct [Terry McDonough] 2-part tvm; for ITV1 (2007)

2007

Cranford/Cranford Chronicles [ep #1 'June 1842' dir by Simon Curtis (SC), #2 'August 1842' dir by SC, #3 'November 1842' dir by SC, #4 'April 1843' dir by Steve Hudson & #5 'May 1843' dir by SC] 5-part series/HD (Genesis); for BBC1 & WGBH-tv; see 2009

2008

A Short Stay in Switzerland [Simon Curtis] tvm; for BBC1 (2009)

2008

Freefall [Dominic Savage] tvm; for BBC2 (2009)

2009

Cranford/Return to Cranford [ep #1 'Return to Cranford: Part 1/Part One: August 1844' & #2 'Part Two: October 1844' dir by Simon Curtis] 2-part special/HD (Genesis); for BBC1 & WGBH-tv; see 2007

2009

10 Minute Tales [ep #7 'The Three Kings' dir by Richard Eyre] 11-part series; for BSkyB (Sky1)

2009

The Day of the Triffids [Nick Copus] 2-part tvm/HD (Sony F35); 2uc: Hamish Doyne-Ditmas

2009

Money [Jeremy Lovering] 2-part tvm/HD (Sony F35 + Canon EOS 5D & 7D); for BBC2 (2010)

2010

The Trip [Michael Winterbottom] 6-part series/HD; also 107m feature film version

2011

True Love/Love Life [Dominic Savage] 5-part series/RED Epic; for BBC1

2012

Henry IV [Richard Eyre] 2-part tvm/HD (Genesis)+RED Epic; 2uc: Hamish Doyne-Ditmas; ep 7-part BBC2-tv series 'The Hollow Crown' (2012: 4 ep & 2016: 3 ep)

2014

Roald Dahl's Esio Trot [Dearbhla Walsh] tvm/HD; for BBC1-tv (2015)

2014

Death of England [Clint Dyer] b&w-c; short/9m; ep of web series of microplays 'Off the Page'; prod by The Guardian & The Royal Court Theatre

2015

Too Much Of Me [Siri Bunford] c; short/3m; ep #2 of NOWNESS.com web series 'The Way We Dress'

2015

The Dresser [Richard Eyre] tvm/HD (Genesis); for BBC2-tv

2016

Cold Feet [ep #33-34 dir by Terry McDonough] series, 1997 (pilot), 1998-2003 (34 ep) & 2016-present; 6th season (revived series), 2016 (8 ep)

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1992

Tale of a Vampire/Warlock: Tale of a Vampire/Vampire [Shimako Sato] gaffer; ph: Zubin Mistry

1993

In Memory Alone [Bill Baggs; short/38m] c.asst; ph: Dick Kursa; ep of 6-part film series 'The Stranger'

1993

The Airzone Solution [Bill Baggs] co-gaffer; ph: Dick Kursa

1994

I Was Catherine the Great's Stable Boy [Stephen Leslie; short] gaffer; ph: Tom Ingle Jr.