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Des Whelan (I)

Des Whelan is known for his work on Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Thor 2: The Dark World (2013). See full bio »
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 2016 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (camera operator "a" camera) (post-production)
 2015 Mortdecai (camera operator: additional photography)
 2015 Wild Card (camera operator: Corsica)
 2014/I Big Eyes (a camera operator)
 2014 Fury (camera operator "a" camera: main unit)
 2013 Thor 2: The Dark World (camera operator: "a" camera)
 2013 The Fifth Estate (camera operator: "b" camera - as Desmond Whelan)
 2013 A Good Day to Die Hard (camera operator: "a" camera, main unit)
 2012 The Expendables 2 (camera operator: "a" camera)
 2012 Dark Shadows (camera operator: "a" camera)
 2011 Captain America: The First Avenger (camera operator: "a" camera)
  The Tudors (TV Series) (camera operator - 29 episodes, 2007 - 2010) (camera operator "a" camera - 1 episode, 2010)
- Death of a Monarchy (2010) ... (camera operator: "a" camera)
- Secrets of the Heart (2010) ... (camera operator: "a" camera)
- As It Should Be (2010) ... (camera operator: "a" camera)
- Sixth and the Final Wife (2010) ... (camera operator: "a" camera)
- You Have My Permission (2010) ... (camera operator: "a" camera)
 2010 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (camera operator)
 2010 The Wolfman (camera operator: "a" camera)
 2009 Sherlock Holmes (camera operator: "a" camera)
 2007 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (camera operator "a" camera)
 2007 Blood and Chocolate (camera operator: "a" camera, second unit)
 2006 Eragon (camera operator: "a" camera)
 2006 Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (Documentary) (camera operator)
 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (camera operator: "a" camera)
 2004 Flight of the Phoenix (camera operator: "a" camera)
 2004 Thunderbirds (camera operator: "a" camera)
 2004 Hidalgo (camera operator: "b" camera, Morrocco)
 2004 The Blackwater Lightship (TV Movie) (camera operator "a" camera)
 2003 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Live at Slane Castle (Video documentary) (camera operator)
 2003 Veronica Guerin (camera operator)
 2003 Bookies (camera operator: a camera)
 2003 Quicksand (camera operator: "a" camera)
 2002 U2's Beautiful Day (Video documentary) (camera operator)
 2002 The Escapist (director of photography: second unit)
 2002 The Magnificent Ambersons (TV Movie) (camera operator: "a" camera)
 2001 Bryan Adams: Live at Slane Castle (Video) (camera operator)
 2001 The Tailor of Panama (camera operator "a" camera)
 2000 The Corrs: Live at Lansdowne Road (Video documentary) (camera operator)
 2000 Rat (camera operator: "a" camera)
 2000 When the Sky Falls (camera operator: "a" camera)
 1999 The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (TV Movie) (camera operator: "a" camera)
 1999 Durango (TV Movie) (camera operator: "a" camera)
 1999 The Devil's Arithmetic (TV Movie) (camera operator: "a" camera)
 1998 Dancing at Lughnasa (camera operator: "a" camera)
 1998 A Soldier's Sweetheart (camera operator: "a" camera)
 1998 Miracle at Midnight (TV Movie) (camera operator "a" camera)
 1998 The Nephew (camera operator: "a" camera)
 1997 Oliver Twist (TV Movie) (camera operator: "a" camera)
 1997 The Garden of Redemption (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 1997 The Devil's Own (camera operator: Dublin)
 1996 Some Mother's Son (camera operator)
 1995 Kidnapped (TV Movie) (camera operator: "a" camera)
 1995 Nothing Personal (camera operator: "a" camera)
 1995 An Awfully Big Adventure (camera operator: "a" camera)
 1994 Scarlett (TV Mini-Series) (camera operator - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... (camera operator: "a" camera, Dublin)
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... (camera operator: "a" camera, Dublin)
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... (camera operator: "a" camera, Dublin)
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... (camera operator: "a" camera, Dublin)
 1994 The Dwelling Place (TV Mini-Series) (camera operator "a" camera - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... (camera operator "a" camera)
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... (camera operator "a" camera)
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... (camera operator "a" camera)
  The Cinder Path (TV Mini-Series) (camera operator "a" camera - 2 episodes, 1994) (camera operator - 1 episode, 1994)
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... (camera operator "a" camera)
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... (camera operator "a" camera)
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... (camera operator)
 1994 Widows' Peak (camera operator: second unit)
 1993 In the Name of the Father (camera operator)
 1992 Unnatural Pursuits (TV Series) (camera operator "a" camera - 2 episodes)
- I Don't Do Cuddles (1992) ... (camera operator "a" camera)
- I'm the Author (1992) ... (camera operator "a" camera)
 1992 Into the West (camera operator: second unit)
 1992 The Playboys (camera operator: "a" camera)
 1991 Screenplay (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Journey to Knock (1991) ... (camera operator)
 1991 Hear My Song (additional camera operator)
 1990 The Love She Sought (TV Movie) (camera operator: "a" camera)
 1990 The Field (camera operator)
 1990 The Real Charlotte (TV Mini-Series) (camera operator: "a" camera)
 1989 Fragments of Isabella (camera operator: "a" camera)
 1989 My Left Foot (camera operator)
 1988 The Courier (camera operator "a" camera)
 1988 Joyriders (camera operator: "a" camera)
 1988 Troubles (TV Mini-Series) (camera operator: "a" camera)
 1988 Taffin (focus puller - as Des Wheelan)
 1987 Adventures Beyond Belief (TV Series) (focus puller)
 1987 Riders to the Sea (camera operator "a" camera)
 1987 The Dead (focus puller: second unit)
 1986 Eat the Peach (focus puller)
 1986 Rawhead Rex (focus puller)
 1985 James Joyce's Women (focus puller)
 1983-1985 The Irish R.M. (TV Series) (assistant camera - 18 episodes)
- The Devil You Know (1985) ... (assistant camera)
- Lisheen Races (1985) ... (assistant camera)
- In the Curranhilty Country (1985) ... (assistant camera)
- A Friend of Her Youth (1985) ... (assistant camera)
- Apollo Riggs (1985) ... (assistant camera)
 1982 Angel (second assistant camera)
 1981 Lovespell (clapper loader)
 1981 Excalibur (second assistant camera: second unit - uncredited)
 1979 The Hard Way (TV Movie) (second assistant camera)
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