Barry Ackroyd

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Barry Ackroyd
Born (1954-05-12) 12 May 1954 (age 66)
Oldham, Lancashire, England, UK
Occupation Cinematographer and President of BSC
Known for The Hurt Locker and Captain Phillips
Website http://www.barryackroyd.com

Barry Ackroyd, BSC (born 12 May 1954) is an English cinematographer. [1] Ackroyd has frequently worked with directors Ken Loach and Paul Greengrass. He worked on Kathryn Bigelow's 2008 war film The Hurt Locker as well as the critically acclaimed 2013 biographical thriller Captain Phillips , the former earning him a BAFTA Award and an Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography. In 2014, Ackroyd became the president of the British Society of Cinematographers.

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Life and career

Ackroyd was born in Oldham, England. He received a BAFTA nomination for Best Cinematography for The Lost Prince . His latest credits are on Ken Loach's award-winning feature, The Wind That Shakes The Barley , Paul Greengrass's take on the 9-11 disaster, United 93 , and the Kathryn Bigelow-directed Iraq War film, The Hurt Locker . [2]

Teamwork and group effort is the Loach modus operandi. Loach has denied his status as an auteur director. Unlike most directors who routinely overstate the importance of their personal achievements, Loach celebrates the contributions of his crew, such as frequent collaborator, cinematographer Barry Ackroyd. [3]

Film reviewer Jack Matthews of the New York Daily News remarked about the filmmaking behind The Wind That Shakes The Barley: "Beautifully shot, both in darkened homes and on the misty green Irish landscape by Loach's frequent cinematographer Barry Ackroyd, "Wind" has a you-are-there intensity and intimacy about it that make it nearly overwhelming." [4]

In 2016, he reunited with Greengrass for the fourth time for the fifth Bourne movie.

Filmography

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YearTitleDirectorNotes
1991 Riff-Raff Ken Loach
1993 Raining Stones
1994 Ladybird, Ladybird 1996
1996 Carla's Song
1998 My Name Is Joe
2000 Bread and Roses
2001 The Navigators
2002 Sweet Sixteen
2004 Ae Fond Kiss...
2006 The Wind That Shakes the Barley
United 93 Paul Greengrass Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
2007 Battle in Seattle Stuart Townsend
2009 The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Cinematography
Nominated – Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
2010 Green Zone Paul Greengrass
2011 Coriolanus Ralph Fiennes
2013 Captain Phillips Paul GreengrassNominated – BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Cinematography
Parkland Peter Landesman
2015 Dark Places Gilles Paquet-Brenner
The Big Short Adam McKay
2016 Jason Bourne Paul Greengrass
The Last Face Sean Penn
2017 Detroit Kathryn Bigelow
2018 Outlaw King David Mackenzie
2019 Bombshell Jay Roach
2020 The Old Guard Gina Prince-Bythewood With Tami Reiker
TBA Sweet Girl Brian Andrew MendozaPost-production

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References

  1. "Biography". Barry Ackroyd. Retrieved 2018-03-07.
  2. "National Film and Television School "Barry Ackroyd BSC"". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2008-06-25.
  3. "Ken Loach" by Mike Robbins
  4. New York Daily News, Jack Matthews "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" review quote