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John Mathieson

John Mathieson came up through the traditional camera ranks. Before his start as a cinematographer in feature films he shot many music videos, documentaries and TV commercials. He also worked in cutting rooms and has always considered himself as a film maker, interested in all areas of the process, rather than a dedicated cinematographer. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »


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Gladiator Cinematographer
The Phantom of the Opera Cinematographer
Pan Cinematographer
Logan Cinematographer


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 2022 Batgirl (filming)
 2022 Untitled Project Icon (TV Mini Series) (post-production)
 2020 Cine Chalom (TV Mini Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- EXTRAIT DU FILM "LES ASSOCIES" DE RIDLEY SCOTT... 2003 (2020) ... (director of photography)
 2017 Tom Cruise: Reel Life (TV Movie documentary)
 2017 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (director of photography)
 2017 Logan (director of photography)
 2015 Pan (director of photography)
 2015 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (director of photography)
 2014 The Gentleman's Wager (Short)
 2013 Biffy Clyro: Black Chandelier (Music Video)
 2013 The Vatican (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 2013 47 Ronin (director of photography)
 2013 Nina L'eau (Short) (director of photography)
 2012 Intel Ultrabook: Egypt (Short) (director of photography)
 2012 Great Expectations (director of photography)
 2012 Playhouse Presents (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Man (2012)
 2011 X-Men: First Class (director of photography)
 2010 Brighton Rock (director of photography)
 2010 Robin Hood
 2009 Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection (Video) (video "American Pie")
 2009/I Cracks (director of photography)
 2009 Boogie Woogie (director of photography)
 2008 KylieX2008: Live at the O2 Arena (Video) (director of photography)
 2008 Flashbacks of a Fool (director of photography)
 2007 August Rush (director of photography)
 2006 U2: 18 Videos (Video)
 2005 Stoned (director of photography)
 2005 Scarecrow (Video short)
 2004/I Trauma (director of photography)
 2003 Matchstick Men (director of photography)
 2003 Hide & Seek (Vogue) (Short)
 2002 A Fairy Story (Short)
 2001 K-PAX (director of photography)
 2001 Hannibal (director of photography)
 2000 Gladiator (director of photography)
 2000 Madonna: American Pie (Music Video)
 1999 Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99 (Video) (video "Drowned World/Substitute For Love")
 1998 Angoisse (Short)
 1998 Vigo
 1997 The Hunger (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Swords (1997)
- Menage a Trois (1997)
 1997 Twin Town
 1996 Mirror, Mirror (Documentary)
 1995 There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (TV Movie documentary)
 1995 Bye-Bye
 1994 3 Chains o' Gold (Video)
 1994 Pigalle
 1993 Nirvana: Heart Shaped Box (Music Video)
 1991 U2: Mysterious Ways (Music Video)
 1991 Prince: Insatiable (Short)
 1991 From Wimps to Warriors (TV Series documentary) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Bermondsey Boy (1991) ... (director of photography)
 1990 Paul McCartney: All My Trials (Music Video)
 1990 Sex Talk: The Wilder Shores (TV Series documentary)
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