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Stuart Dryburgh is a Director of Photography, Cinematography and Gaffer Néo-Zélandais born on 30 march 1952 at London (United-kingdom)

Stuart Dryburgh

Stuart Dryburgh
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Nationality Nouvelle zelande
Birth 30 march 1952 (70 years) at London (United-kingdom)
Awards Academy Award for Best Cinematography

Stuart Dryburgh (born 30 March 1952 in London) is an English-born New Zealand cinematographer, now working in Hollywood. He completed a degree in architecture at the University of Auckland, but subsequently moved into the film industry. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on the 1993 romance film, The Piano, but lost to Janusz Kaminski for Schindler's List (film).

Biography

Installé dans sa jeunesse en Nouvelle-Zélande, Stuart Dryburgh débute au cinéma comme chef opérateur sur un premier film néo-zélandais sorti en 1987. Suivent notamment trois réalisations de Jane Campion, dont La Leçon de piano (1993, avec Holly Hunter et Harvey Keitel), ainsi que L'Âme des guerriers de Lee Tamahori (1994, avec Rena Owen et Temuera Morrison).

Établi ultérieurement aux États-Unis, il contribue ainsi aux films américains — ou en coproduction — Mafia Blues d'Harold Ramis (1999, avec Robert De Niro et Billy Crystal), Le Journal de Bridget Jones de Sharon Maguire (2001, avec Renée Zellweger et Colin Firth), Le Voile des illusions de John Curran (2006, avec Naomi Watts et Edward Norton) et La Vie rêvée de Walter Mitty de Ben Stiller (2013, avec le réalisateur et Kristen Wiig).

Le dernier de sa trentaine de films à ce jour est Gifted de Marc Webb (avec Chris Evans et Jenny Slate), dont la sortie est prévue courant 2017.

Pour la télévision, à ce jour, il travaille sur six séries à partir de 1989, dont les épisodes pilotes de Sex and the City (1998), Boardwalk Empire (2010) et American Odyssey (2015). S'ajoute le téléfilm Embrouille à Poodle Springs de Bob Rafelson (1998, avec James Caan et Dina Meyer).

Au nombre des distinctions reçues à ce jour (voir sélection ci-dessous), mentionnons une nomination en 1994 à l'Oscar de la meilleure photographie (qu'il ne gagne pas), pour le film précité La Leçon de piano.

Stuart Drybrugh est membre de la New Zealand Society of Cinematographers (NZSC) et depuis 2009, de l'American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).

Best films

The Great Wall (2016)
(Director of Photography)
Runaway Bride (1999)
(Director of Photography)
Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
(Director of Photography)
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
(Director of Photography)
Men in Black: International (2019)
(Director of Photography)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
(Director of Photography)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Stuart Dryburgh (37 films)

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Cameraman

The Upside
The Upside (2019)
, 1h58
Directed by Neil Burger
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities
Actors Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies, Aja Naomi King, Amara Karan
Roles Director of Photography
Rating70% 3.5009853.5009853.5009853.5009853.500985
Il s'agit d'une reprise américaine du film Intouchables. Un milliardaire handicapé, Phillip Lacasse, pense que la vie ne mérite plus d'être vécue jusqu'au jour où son quotidien est dynamisé par l'arrivée de l'excentrique Dell Scott, un ancien détenu en liberté conditionnelle qu'il engage pour l'aider dans ses tâches quotidiennes. Opposés sur le plan social, les deux hommes deviennent rapidement des amis et Phillip reprend goût à la vie grâce à son nouvel ami...
Men in Black: International, 1h55
Directed by F. Gary Gray
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Buddy films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rebecca Ferguson, Rafe Spall
Roles Director of Photography
Rating56% 2.805642.805642.805642.805642.80564
En 1996, à Brooklyn. Une fillette prénommée Molly rencontre un jeune extra-terrestre dans sa chambre et voit ses parents se faire « neurolyser » par des Men In Black devant sa maison. 20 ans plus tard, à Paris, les agents H et Grand T, des MIB de Londres, contrent l'attaque d'une race extra-terrestre nommée « La Ruche », au sommet de la Tour Eiffel. En 2019, après des années de recherche et de surveillance, Molly finit par localiser le quartier général des MIB. Repérée dès son entrée, elle se retrouve en isolement. Alors qu'on s'apprête à lui effacer la mémoire, elle réussit à convaincre l'agent O de lui donner sa chance. En tant que l'agent stagiaire M, Molly est envoyée dans l'agence londonienne où elle doit collaborer avec l'agent H.
Ben Is Back, 1h43
Directed by Peter Hedges
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Nouvel an
Actors Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Kathryn Newton, Courtney B. Vance, Alexandra Park, Michael Esper
Roles Director of Photography
Rating66% 3.3493.3493.3493.3493.349
La veille de Noël, Ben Burns, un jeune homme perturbé, revient dans sa famille à l'improviste. Méfiante, sa mère l'accueille mais s'aperçoit qu'il est toujours troublé.
Gifted
Gifted (2017)

Directed by Marc Webb
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about mathematics, Children's films
Actors Chris Evans, Jenny Slate, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer, McKenna Grace, Julie Ann Emery
Roles Director of Photography
Rating76% 3.8083153.8083153.8083153.8083153.808315
After his sister's death, a man feels her daughter's potential is being underutilized and fights for custody against his mother.
The Only Living Boy in New York, 1h28
Directed by Marc Webb
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Callum Turner, Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, Cynthia Nixon, Jeff Bridges, Kiersey Clemons
Roles Director of Photography
Rating62% 3.1498853.1498853.1498853.1498853.149885
Fraîchement diplômé, Thomas Webb est un étudiant issu d'une riche famille d'éditeurs new-yorkais et rêve de devenir écrivain. Un jour, il découvre que son père entretien une liaison avec une autre femme, qu'il trouve magnifique. Voulant protéger sa mère de nature fragile, il décide de ne rien lui dire. Obsédé par l'aventure extra-conjugale de son père avec cette femme, nommée Johanna et dont la beauté l'éblouit, il décide de faire sa connaissance. Johanna et le jeune homme débutent alors à leur tour une liaison ensemble. Cette rencontre permet à Thomas de passer à l'âge adulte.
The Post
The Post (2017)
, 1h56
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about journalists, Children's films
Actors Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford
Roles Additional Photography
Rating71% 3.5972553.5972553.5972553.5972553.597255
En 1965, l'analyste Daniel Ellsberg se rend sur le front de la guerre du Viêt Nam pour y observer l'avancement des troupes américaines, pour le compte du secrétaire à la Défense, Robert McNamara. En 1971, Daniel Ellsberg travaille désormais pour RAND Corporation. Il décide de photocopier secrètement des rapports sur le progrès du conflit au Viêt Nam, depuis la présidence de Harry S. Truman à 1967, révélant le double discours des différentes administrations américaines sur les chances de victoire des États-Unis au Vietnam. Les gouvernements successifs ont ainsi caché au peuple américain la réalité de l'enlisement du conflit. Daniel Ellsberg divulgue alors des informations au New York Times. Le journal est cependant mis en garde par la justice, sous la pression du président Richard Nixon, sur les conséquences de la publication d'informations nationales classées secrètes. D'abord sur la touche, le Washington Post va récupérer le scoop grâce à la motivation de son rédacteur en chef, Benjamin Bradlee. Ce dernier va inciter la directrice du journal, Katharine Graham, à publier les fameux Pentagon Papers. Mais cette dernière doit aussi faire face à son conseil d'administration et à la future entrée en bourse de son journal. Le film s'achève sur l'arrêt de la Cour Suprême New York Times Co. v. United States, dans lequel les équipes du Washington Post s'alignent avec celles du New York Times parmi les parties convoquées, ce qui ouvre la voie sur la scène finale, montrant le Watergate de nuit, théâtre du scandale du Watergate, démarré en 1972 et qui mettra fin à la présidence Nixon en 1974.
Alice Through the Looking Glass, 1h53
Directed by James Bobin
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Time travel films, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Films based on Alice in Wonderland, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, Alan Rickman
Roles Director of Photography
Rating61% 3.061333.061333.061333.061333.06133
Cela fait trois ans qu'Alice Kingsleigh suit les traces de son père et navigue dans les hautes mers. En revenant à Londres après un voyage en Chine, elle apprend que Hamish Ascot, son ex-fiancé, a repris la compagnie de son père et veut qu'Alice vende le bateau de son père en échange de sa maison familiale. Alice suit un papillon qu'elle reconnaît comme étant Absolem et, en passant à travers un miroir, retourne au Pays des Merveilles.
The Great Wall, 1h43
Directed by Zhang Yimou
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Kaiju films, Giant monster films, Disaster films
Actors Matt Damon, Willem Dafoe, Zhang Ziyi, Andy Lau, Henry Cavill, Jing Tian
Roles Director of Photography
Rating59% 2.951262.951262.951262.951262.95126
Set in Northern Song Dynasty, the story is about mysteries revolving around the Great Wall of China.
Blackhat
Blackhat (2015)
, 2h13
Directed by Michael Mann
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about computing, Transport films, Sécurité informatique, Road movies, Cyberpunk films, Chase films
Actors Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Holt McCallany, Tang Wei, Manny Montana, William Mapother
Roles Director of Photography
Rating54% 2.7009352.7009352.7009352.7009352.700935
At a nuclear plant in Chai Wan, Hong Kong, a hacker causes the coolant pumps to overheat and explode. Not long after in Chicago, the Mercantile Trade Exchange gets hacked, causing soy futures to rise. The Chinese government and the FBI determine that the hack was caused by a Remote Access Tool (RAT). A military officer in China's cyber warfare unit, Captain Chen Dawai (Leehom Wang), is tasked to find the people responsible for the attacks, and enlists the aid of his sister Chen Lien (Tang Wei), a networking engineer. He meets with FBI Agent Carol Barrett (Viola Davis) in Los Angeles and reveals the code in the RAT was written by himself and Nicholas Hathaway (Chris Hemsworth), his college roommate, in their school days years before Hathaway was sent to prison for an unrelated hack. Dawai asks that the FBI arrange for Hathaway to be released from prison, where he is serving a sentence for computer crimes. Hathaway is offered temporary release in exchange for his services.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 1h54
Directed by Ben Stiller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Children's films
Actors Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Patton Oswalt, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn
Roles Director of Photography
Rating72% 3.648473.648473.648473.648473.64847
Walter Mitty is a negative assets manager at Life magazine who daydreams of adventures and has a crush on a coworker named Cheryl. Mitty works with photojournalist Sean O'Connell, whose images are highly regarded. O'Connell has sent Mitty his latest negatives and a wallet as a gift in appreciation of Mitty's work. O'Connell believes negative #25 captures the "quintessence" of Life and that it should be used for the cover of the magazine's final print issue as it converts to online status. The negative is missing, however, and Walter is forced to stall for time with corporate transition manager Ted Hendricks, who is handling the downsizing. While viewing the other negatives outside Life's offices, Cheryl approaches Mitty and suggests that he think of the negatives as clues to Sean's location. They look at three of them, including one of a person's thumb with a unique ring on it, and another of a curved piece of wood. A third picture of a boat leads Mitty to determine that O'Connell is in Greenland. Mitty promptly flies there to find him.
Emperor
Emperor (2012)
, 1h38
Directed by Peter Webber
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Matthew Fox, Tommy Lee Jones, Eriko Hatsune, Kaori Momoi, Toshiyuki Nishida, Masatoshi Nakamura
Roles Director of Photography
Rating64% 3.247293.247293.247293.247293.24729
Brigadier-General Bonner Fellers is sent to Japan as a part of the occupation force. He is tasked with arresting Japanese war criminals, including Prime Minister Tojo. Before he departs, he meets his Japanese interpreter, Takahashi. Fellers privately orders him to locate his Japanese girlfriend, Aya Shimada. After managing to arrest Tojo after his attempted suicide, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, General of the Army Douglas MacArthur informs Fellers that Emperor Hirohito can be tried as a war criminal. By doing so, the Allied forces would enrage the Japanese and they would face open revolt; but by deposing the Emperor, the Soviets would enter Japan and spread communism. However, the American people want the Emperor to stand trial for Japan's actions during the war. MacArthur gives Fellers ten days to investigate the Emperor. The next day, Takahashi informs Fellers that Aya's apartment in Tokyo was bombed. Fellers orders him to investigate her hometown, Shizuoka.
Texas Killing Fields, 1h42
Directed by Ami Canaan Mann
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jessica Chastain, Stephen Graham, Chloë Grace Moretz, Annabeth Gish
Roles Director of Photography
Rating57% 2.850612.850612.850612.850612.85061
Homicide detectives Mike (Sam Worthington) and Brian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) investigate the murder of a girl and the disappearance of a young woman. Meanwhile, Ann (Chloë Grace Moretz), a neglected local girl whose mother Lucie (Sheryl Lee) is a drug addict, goes missing.
I Don't Know How She Does It, 1h29
Directed by Douglas McGrath
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Christina Hendricks, Olivia Munn, Busy Philipps
Roles Director of Photography
Rating49% 2.452942.452942.452942.452942.45294
By day, Kate Reddy (Sarah Jessica Parker) works for a Boston-based financial management firm; by night, she's a devoted mother to two adoring children and the happily married wife of out-of-work architect Richard (Greg Kinnear). Though balancing those two worlds has its fair share of challenges, Kate generally manages to come out on top thanks to the support of her best friend, Allison (Christina Hendricks), who's had plenty of experience balancing kids and a career. Meanwhile, on the other end of the spectrum, Kate's associate assistant, Momo (Olivia Munn), lives for her work and is afraid of settling down. Just when Kate lands a lucrative new account that will see her traveling across the country on a regular basis, however, her new business associate Jack (Pierce Brosnan) makes advances on her, and Richard receives a job offer he can't turn down. Though it looks as if Kate and Richard couldn't possibly take on any more responsibility, the demands of modern living ensure they'll never have a dull moment, even if they try.
The Tempest, 1h50
Directed by Julie Taymor, William Shakespeare
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare
Actors Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones, Djimon Hounsou, Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, Chris Cooper
Roles Director of Photography
Rating53% 2.6518052.6518052.6518052.6518052.651805
Prospera, the duchess of Milan, is secretly denounced as a sorceress and usurped by her brother Antonio, with aid from Alonso, the King of Naples, and is cast off in a small boat to die with her three-year-old daughter Miranda. They survive, finding themselves stranded on an island where the human beast Caliban is the sole inhabitant. Prospera enslaves Caliban, frees the captive spirit Ariel and claims the island. After 12 years, Alonso sails back to his kingdom from the marriage of his daughter to the prince of Tunisia, accompanied by his son Ferdinand, his brother Sebastian and Antonio. Prospera, seizing her chance for revenge, with Ariel's help causes a tempest, wrecking the ship and stranding those on board on her island.
Amelia
Amelia (2009)
, 1h51
Directed by Mira Nair
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Adventure, Historical, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Aaron Abrams, Christopher Eccleston, Virginia Madsen
Roles Director of Photography
Rating57% 2.8991152.8991152.8991152.8991152.899115
On July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart (Hilary Swank) and her navigator, Fred Noonan (Christopher Eccleston), are on the last leg of an around-the-world flight. Moving in vignettes from her early years when Earhart was captivated by the sight of an aircraft flying overhead on the Kansas prairie where she grew up, her life over the preceding decade gradually unfolds. As a young woman, she is recruited by publishing tycoon and eventual husband, George Putnam (Richard Gere) to become the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean, albeit as a passenger. Taking command of the flight results in a success and she is thrust into the limelight as the most famous woman pilot of her time. Putnam helps Earhart write a book chronicling the flight, much like his earlier triumph with Charles Lindbergh's We. Earhart gradually falls in love with Putnam and they eventually marry, although she enacts a "cruel" pledge as her wedding contract.