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      Seamus McGarvey

      Seamus McGarvey

      Highest Rated: 100% Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home (2010)

      Lowest Rated: 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

      Birthday: Jun 29, 1967

      Birthplace: Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK

      Emerging from the hard-scrabble world of documentary filmmaking, Seamus McGarvey quickly developed into one of feature films' most talented, diverse and highly regarded directors of photography. Over the years, he earned the reputation of being able to turn the dourest locations into some of the most beautifully shot images in British cinema. Instead of imposing a look on a particular film, McGarvey sought to find the photographic heart of the story by setting the right visual mood and tone. The youngest member ever invited to join the British Society of Cinematographers, McGarvey became highly decorated early in his career before moving on to film major Hollywood features, including "Along Came Polly" (2004), "Word Trade Center" (2006) and "Atonement" (2007), for which he earned his first Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography. Later work included such visually divergent productions as "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" (HBO, 2008), "We Need to Talk About Kevin" (2011) and the superhero spectacular "The Avengers" (2012). Whether tasked with evoking the proper mood and air of authenticity for a British period drama or providing an appropriately vibrant color palette for a big-budget epic, McGarvey first uncovered the needs of the film before brilliantly delivering whatever aesthetic the work required.

      Photos

      NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, director Tom Ford (left), cinematographer Seamus McGarvey (back center), on set, 2016. ph: Merrick Morton/© Focus Features GODZILLA, cinematographer Seamus McGarvey (left), director Gareth Edwards (pointing), on set, 2014. ph: Phil Bray/©Warner Bross. Pictures THE SOLOIST, Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey, on set, 2009. PH: Francois Duhamel/©DreamWorks SKG NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, from top: director Tom Ford, cinematographer Seamus McGarvey, on set, 2016. ph: Merrick Morton/© Focus Features ATONEMENT, cinematographer Seamus McGarvey, director Joe Wright, on set, 2007. ©Focus Features

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      85% 86% Cyrano Cinematographer $3.9M 2021
      61% 42% Greta Cinematographer $10.5M 2018
      75% 75% Bad Times at the El Royale Cinematographer $17.8M 2018
      56% 86% The Greatest Showman Cinematographer $174.0M 2017
      68% 54% Life Cinematographer $30.2M 2017
      74% 73% Nocturnal Animals Cinematographer $10.4M 2016
      52% 76% The Accountant Cinematographer $86.2M 2016
      26% 40% Pan Cinematographer $35.1M 2015
      25% 41% Fifty Shades of Grey Cinematographer $166.1M 2015
      76% 66% Godzilla Cinematographer $200.7M 2014
      89% 76% Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction Executive Producer,
      Cinematographer
      - 2012
      63% 50% Anna Karenina Cinematographer $12.8M 2012
      91% 91% Marvel's the Avengers Cinematographer - 2012
      75% 78% We Need to Talk About Kevin Cinematographer $487.1K 2011
      100% 85% Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home Cinematographer - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lost Angels Cinematographer - 2010
      80% 74% Nowhere Boy Cinematographer $1.4M 2009
      56% 56% The Soloist Cinematographer $31.7M 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love You More Cinematographer - 2008
      83% 80% Atonement Cinematographer $50.9M 2007
      79% 62% Charlotte's Web Cinematographer $82.5M 2006
      66% 60% World Trade Center Cinematographer $70.2M 2006
      38% 53% Sahara Cinematographer $68.6M 2005
      42% 64% Beyond the Sea Cinematographer $6.1M 2004
      60% 62% The Actors Cinematographer - 2003
      79% 84% The Hours Cinematographer $41.6M 2002
      72% 54% Enigma Cinematographer $4.3M 2001
      91% 90% High Fidelity Cinematographer $27.3M 2000
      84% 83% The War Zone Cinematographer $237.0K 1999
      56% 54% The Big Tease Cinematographer $185.6K 1999
      63% 75% The Winter Guest Cinematographer $849.3K 1997
      79% 60% Butterfly Kiss Cinematographer $79.5K 1995