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Des Whelan is known for his work on Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Thor: The Dark World (2013). See full bio »
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"Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street" Wins WGA Award

Congratulations to the writing team behind Amazon Original Series "Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street," winner of the 2016 Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Children's Script.

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Hide Hide Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (81 credits)
 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: 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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