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Legendary Cinematographer Roger Deakins Knighted by Prince Charles

The Oscar-winning cinematographer who filmed Skyfall, 1917 and Blade Runner 2049, Roger Deakins, is officially knighted by Prince Charles. Roger Deakins, the multiple Academy Award-winning cinematographer who has filmed countless Hollywood classics throughout several decades, has now been knighted by Prince Charles for services to film. The 72-year-old director of photography was born in the English county of Devon, and is widely recognized as one of the greatest cinematographers of all time. Deakins has been nominated for an Academy Award an astounding 15 times in the category of Best Cinematography, winning the award for the first time in 2018 for his work on Blade Runner 2049.
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Cinematographer Sir Roger Deakins says knighthood is not just for him

Oscar-winning cinematographer Sir Roger Deakins has said his knighthood is for everyone he has ever worked with as he received the royal honour at Windsor Castle The Devon-born cameraman, 72, was knighted for services to film by the Prince of Wales at an investiture on Tuesday.Speaking to PA afterwards, he said: “These things make me very nervous but I feel a bit more relaxed now.”“It was very touching actually, very moving. Especially seeing everybody else involved.”Few boast a body of work like that of Sir Roger, the most decorated cinematographer in Bafta history, who counts The Shawshank Redemption, Fargo, 1917,...
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Roger Deakins, Cinematographer Behind Shawshank Redemption and Blade Runner 2049, Reveals His True Passion

There’s a reason Roger Deakins, a man who has been staring through a camera for five decades, waited until he was 72 to publish his first book of photography: He’s been, you know, busy. Busy working as the sought-after cinematographer on beloved films like The Shawshank Redemption, Fargo, Unbroken and Skyfall, not to mention Blade Runner 2049 and 1917, each of which earned him an Oscar.
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Oscar-Winning Cinematographer Roger Deakins Collects Personal Photos in First-Ever Book

Cinematographer Roger Deakins’ credits include everything from Barton Fink and The Shawshank Redemption to the upcoming Sam Mendes film Empire of Light. But one of his first jobs behind the camera saw Deakins’ lens trained on a flock of sheep. The commission was to document life in England’s rural North Devon — from the livestock to the local carnival — for the Beaford Arts Centre during the early 1970s. “It’s funny, really. I don’t think I was very good at that job,” the two-time Oscar winner says with a laugh. “My photographs are kind of whimsical — they’re not really historical.” Now,...
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Oscars: Roger Deakins Claims Second Cinematography Win for ‘1917’. Roger Deakins won his second cinematography Oscar for '1917' on Sunday at the 92nd Academy Awards. New Video Shows How Sam Mendes, Roger Deakins Shot ‘1917’ to Appear as One Continuous Take. Universal released a behind-the-scenes video on the making of...
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Roger Deakins Opens Up About the Personal Photography in His First Book, ‘Byways’

With a career that spans four decades, includes 15 Oscar nominations, two wins, and credits on modern classics like “The Shawshank Redemption” and “Blade Runner 2049,” cinematographer Roger Deakins’ work is some of the most recognizable in the business. But there’s a side of Deakins’ creative output that’s been less visible over his many years in Hollywood: his personal photography. Some of Deakins’ photos are now being printed for the very first time in “Byways,” a book due out next week from Damiani. Deakins has rarely shown his photographs publicly and this marks the first time they’ve been published as a...
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Cinematographer Roger Deakins to Receive Visionary Award at 2021 VIEW Conference

Academy Award-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins will receive the Visionary Award at the 2021 VIEW Conference, which runs from Oct. 17 to Oct. 22 in Turin, Italy, with both in-person and virtual events. “Roger Deakins is one of the true living legends of filmmaking,” says conference director Maria Elena Gutierrez. “Throughout his career, he has captured some of the most iconic and memorable images ever committed to the screen, from Tim Robbins exulting in the rain in “The Shawshank Redemption” to Ryan Gosling exploring a dust-shrouded Las Vegas in “Blade Runner 2049.” Roger’s unique vision is unparalleled and it is a privilege...
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‘An excuse to spend many hours just walking’: Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins publishes first book of photographs

Chances are good you don’t recognize Roger Deakins’s name. Chances are even better you do recognize his work. Deakins (pronounced “deacons”) has had 15 Oscar nominations for best cinematography. He’s won twice: for “Blade Runner 2049″ (2017) and “1917” (2019). The former is one of three movies that Deakins, 72, has made with director Denis Villeneuve. The latter is one of five with director Sam Mendes. A sixth, “Empire of Light,” has been announced.
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