Russell Stewart Boyd
21 April 1944
|Organization|| Australian Cinematographers Society |
American Society of Cinematographers
|Awards|| Australian Cinematographers Society |
Cinematographer of the Year (1976)
ContentsBAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
1977 Picnic at Hanging Rock
Russell Stewart Boyd,, ACS, ASC, (born 21 April 1944) is an Australian cinematographer. He rose to prominence with his highly praised work on Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), the first of several collaborations with director Peter Weir. Boyd is a member of both the Australian Cinematographers Society since 1975 and the American Society of Cinematographers since 2004.
Boyd served as cinematographer for Tender Mercies , a 1983 film about an alcoholic country singer played by Robert Duvall. Boyd largely utilized available light to give the film a natural feeling which director Bruce Beresford said was crucial to the movie. Actress Tess Harper said Boyd was so quiet during filming that he mostly used only three words: "Yeah, right and sure."
Boyd was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for "distinguished service to the visual arts as a cinematographer of Australian feature films and television productions" in the 2021 Queen's Birthday Honours.
|1972||Private Collection||Keith Salvat|
|Between Wars||Michael Thornhill|
|1975||The Man from Hong Kong||Brian Trenchard-Smith|
|Picnic at Hanging Rock||Peter Weir||BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography|
|The Golden Cage||Ayten Kuyululu|
|1976||Summer of Secrets||Jim Sharman|
|Break of Day||Ken Hannam|
|1977||The Singer and the Dancer||Gillian Armstrong|
|The Last Wave||Peter Weir|
|Just Out of Reach||Linda Blagg|
|1980||The Chain Reaction||Ian Barry|
|1981||...Maybe This Time||Chris McGill|
|The Year of Living Dangerously||Peter Weir|
|1983||Tender Mercies||Bruce Beresford|
|Phar Lap||Simon Wincer|
|1984||A Soldier's Story||Norman Jewison|
|Mrs. Soffel||Gillian Armstrong|
|1985||Burke & Wills||Graeme Clifford|
|1986||Crocodile Dundee||Peter Faiman|
|1987||High Tide||Gillian Armstrong|
|The Perfectionist||Chris Thomson|
|1988||Crocodile Dundee II||John Cornell|
|The Rescue||Ferdinand Fairfax|
|1989||In Country||Norman Jewison|
|1990||Blood Oath||Stephen Wallace|
|Almost an Angel||John Cornell|
|1991||Sweet Talker||Michael Jenkins|
|1992||Turtle Beach||Stephen Wallace|
|White Men Can't Jump||Ron Shelton|
|Forever Young||Steve Miner|
|1995||Operation Dumbo Drop||Simon Wincer|
|1996||Tin Cup||Ron Shelton|
|1997||Liar Liar||Tom Shadyac|
|1998||Dr. Dolittle||Betty Thomas|
|2000||Company Man|| Peter Askin |
|American Outlaws||Les Mayfield|
|2003|| Master and Commander:|
The Far Side of the World
|Peter Weir|| Academy Award for Best Cinematography |
Nominated- BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
|2007||Ghost Rider||Mark Steven Johnson|
|2010||The Way Back||Peter Weir|
|2018||The Defector||Scott Mannion|
Australian Film Institute Awards
|1977||Best Cinematography||Break of Day||Won|
|1978||The Last Wave||Won|
|1980||The Chain Reaction||Nominated|
|1983||The Year of Living Dangerously||Nominated|
|1986||Burke & Wills||Nominated|
|1988||Raymond Longford Award||Won|
|1990||Best Cinematography||Blood Oath||Nominated|
Australian Cinematographers Society
|1976||Cinematographer of the Year||Between Wars||Won|
|1998||Hall of Fame Award||Won|
|1976||British Society of Cinematographers||Best Cinematography||Picnic at Hanging Rock||Nominated|
|1979||Saturn Awards||Best Cinematography||Won|
|2002||FCCA Award||Special Achievement Award||Won|
|2003||Camerimage||Special Award for Duo Cinematographer-Director||Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World||Won|
|American Society of Cinematographers||Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography||Nominated|
|2004||Golden Satellite Awards||Best Cinematography|
(shared with Sandi Sissel on second unit)
|2005||Kodak Award||Excellence in Cinematography||Won|
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