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      Oliver Stapleton

      Oliver Stapleton

      Highest Rated: 98% My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Apr 12, 1948

      Birthplace: London, England, UK

      Oliver Stapleton is a prolific cinematographer of feature films and music videos who has conveyed a great range of moods and textures in the different genres in which he has worked. The late 1970s saw Stapleton work on several short films, several episodes of the satirical "The Comic Strip Presents...," and the concert film "The Secret Policeman's Other Ball." He also ignited a fruitful relationship with the director Stephen Frears when they collaborated on the comedy/drama "My Beautiful Laundrette." Over the years, the two worked on seven more features: the neo-kitchen sink dramas "Prick Up Your Ears" and "Sammie and Rosie Get Laid"; the neo-noir "The Grifters"; the biting satire "Hero"; the low-key Irish-set comedies "The Snapper" and "The Van"; and the contemporary western "The Hi-Lo Country." He has worked with Julien Temple numerous times as well - the pop musical "Absolute Beginners" and the comedy "Earth Girls Are Easy," among others - and with Lasse Hallström on the films "The Cider House Rules," "The Shipping News," "An Unfinished Life," "Casanova," and "The Hoax." Stapleton's work can also be seen in the fantasy film "The Waterhorse," marking the first time he has dealt with significant use of CGI effects, and the horror movie "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark." In the early to mid-1980s, his work in music videos resulted in some of the touchstones of the era, specifically his work on the inventive a-ha "Take On Me" video.

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      THE SHIPPING NEWS, from left: cinematographer Oliver Stapleton, director Lasse Hallstrom, on set, 2001. ©Miramax

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      24% 28% The Comedian Cinematographer $1.7M 2016
      8% 35% Hot Pursuit Cinematographer $34.6M 2015
      10% 27% Unfinished Business Cinematographer $10.2M 2015
      12% 59% The Best of Me Cinematographer $26.8M 2014
      37% 39% The Guilt Trip Cinematographer $37.1M 2012
      0% 45% Will Cinematographer - 2011
      60% 34% Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Cinematographer $24.0M 2010
      No Score Yet 66% Unthinkable Cinematographer - 2010
      45% 68% The Proposal Cinematographer $163.9M 2009
      37% 42% How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Cinematographer $2.8M 2008
      74% 62% The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep Cinematographer $40.4M 2007
      86% 58% The Hoax Cinematographer $7.1M 2006
      52% 67% An Unfinished Life Cinematographer $8.5M 2005
      45% 57% Casanova Cinematographer $11.3M 2005
      55% 53% Ned Kelly Cinematographer $74.9K 2003
      59% 39% Birthday Girl Cinematographer $4.9M 2001
      54% 61% The Shipping News Cinematographer $11.4M 2001
      85% 70% State and Main Cinematographer $6.9M 2000
      39% 77% Pay It Forward Cinematographer $33.5M 2000
      71% 77% The Cider House Rules Cinematographer $57.5M 1999
      67% 60% William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream Cinematographer - 1999
      54% 48% The Hi-Lo Country Cinematographer $163.8K 1998
      53% 51% The Object of My Affection Cinematographer $29.1M 1998
      60% 44% Kansas City Cinematographer - 1996
      38% 71% The Van Cinematographer $621.1K 1996
      53% 66% One Fine Day Cinematographer $46.1M 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jazz '34 Cinematographer - 1996
      97% 86% The Snapper Cinematographer $674.8K 1993
      67% 51% Hero Cinematographer $18.2M 1992
      91% 70% The Grifters Cinematographer $10.1M 1990
      48% 48% She-Devil Cinematographer $12.8M 1989
      13% 36% Cookie Cinematographer $1.4M 1989
      68% 43% Earth Girls Are Easy Cinematographer $3.9M 1989
      95% 79% Prick Up Your Ears Cinematographer $1.6M 1987
      70% 38% Absolute Beginners Cinematographer $278.9K 1986
      98% 74% My Beautiful Laundrette Cinematographer - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet ABC: Mantrap Cinematographer - 1984