Eduardo Serra

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Eduardo Serra
Born (1943-10-02) 2 October 1943 (age 77)
Lisbon, Portugal

Eduardo Martins Serra (born 2 October 1943) is a Portuguese cinematographer who has spent most of his career working in European film productions, mostly in French, Portuguese and British films, with frequent collaborations with directors Patrice Leconte and Claude Chabrol. Serra is best known for his work on the final two Harry Potter films, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 .

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From 1960 to 1963, Serra studied engineering at Lisbon's Instituto Superior Técnico, but he had to leave the country after his involvement in students' protests against Salazar's dictatorship. He settled in France, where he was accepted to Vaugirard film school in Paris; he graduated in 1966. In 1970 he got his second degree from the Paris-Sorbonne University, in Art History and Archeology. [1]

Serra has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. His first nomination was for his work on The Wings of the Dove (1997), for which he also won a BAFTA. He received his second Academy Award and BAFTA nominations for Girl with a Pearl Earring .

In 2004, Serra received the Ordem do Infante D. Henrique, a civilian award presented for services to Portuguese culture, from President Jorge Sampaio.

Filmography

Film

YearFilmDirectorNotes
1980À vendreChristian Drillaud
1983 Sem Sombra de Pecado José Fonseca e Costa
Itinéraire bisChristian Drillaud
Debout les crabes, la mer monte!Jean-Jacques Grand-Jouan
1984Le garde du corps François Leterrier
Pinot simple flic Gérard Jugnot
Marche à l'ombre Michel Blanc
1985 Tranches de vie François Leterrier
Les Spécialistes Patrice Leconte
Des terroristes à la retraiteMosco BoucaultDocumentary
Contes clandestinsDominique Crèvecoeur
Le mariage du sièclePhilippe Galland
Moi vouloir toiPatrick Dewolf
1987Tant qu'il y aura des femmesDidier Kaminka
1988 Tropical Snow Ciro Durán
A Mulher do PróximoJosé Fonseca e Costa
1990 O Processo do Rei João Mário Grilo
Le mari de la coiffeuse Patrice LeconteNominated- César Award for Best Cinematography
1991Lapse of MemoryPatrick Dewolf
1992 Map of the Human Heart Vincent Ward Nominated- AACTA Award for Best Cinematography
Le zèbre Jean Poiret
Amor e Dedinhos de Pé Luís Filipe Rocha
1993TangoPatrice Leconte
Artcore oder Der NegerHeinz Peter Schwerfel
1994Le parfum d'YvonnePatrice Leconte
Grosse fatigue Michel Blanc
1995 Funny Bones Peter Chelsom
L'amour conjugalBenoît Barbier
Cycle SimenonTV series
1996 Les Grands Ducs Patrice Leconte
O Judeu Jom Tob Azulay
Jude Michael Winterbottom
The Disappearance of Finbar Sue Clayton
1997 The Wings of the Dove Iain Softley BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Rien ne va plus Claude Chabrol
1998 What Dreams May Come Vincent Ward
1999 Au coeur du mensonge Claude Chabrol
2000Passion of Mind Alain Berliner
La veuve de Saint-Pierre Patrice Leconte
Unbreakable M. Night Shyamalan
2002Papillons de nuit John Randolph Pepper
Rue des plaisirsPatrice Leconte
O Delfim Fernando Lopes
2003 La fleur du mal Claude Chabrol
Girl with a Pearl Earring Peter Webber Nominated- Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Satellite Award for Best Cinematography
2004 Confidences trop intimes Patrice Leconte
La Demoiselle d'honneur Claude Chabrol
Beyond the Sea Kevin Spacey
2005Il ne faut jurer... de rien!Eric Civanyan
2006 L'ivresse du pouvoir Claude Chabrol
Blood Diamond Edward Zwick
2007 La fille coupée en deux Claude Chabrol
Fados Carlos Saura Documentary
2008 Defiance Edward Zwick
2009 Bellamy Claude Chabrol
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 David Yates Shot back-to-back
Nominated- Satellite Award for Best Cinematography
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
2012 Belle du Seigneur Glenio Bonder
2013 A Promise Patrice Leconte

Short film

YearFilmDirectorNotes
1976Les derniers beaux joursJean-Yves Rondière
1980Une voixDominique Crèvecoeur
1982Une histoire dérisoireMichel Campioli
1985Duty Free Shop
1993Die Inschrift des GottesHeinz Peter Schwerfel
2012 A Therapy Roman Polanski

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