Eduardo Serra

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Eduardo Serra
Born (1943-10-02) 2 October 1943 (age 72)
Lisbon, Portugal
Known for 2 Academy Awards nominations for cinematography

Eduardo Serra (born 2 October 1943) is a Portuguese cinematographer who has received two nominations for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography.

From 1960 to 1963, Serra studied engineering at Lisbon's Instituto Superior Técnico, but he had to leave the country after his involvement in students' protests against Salazar's dictatorship. He settled in France, where he was accepted to Vaugirard film school in Paris; he graduated in 1966. In 1970 he got his second degree from the Paris-Sorbonne University, in Art History and Archeology.[1]

Eduardo Serra has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. His first nomination was for his work on The Wings of the Dove (1997), for which he also won a BAFTA. He received his second Academy Award and BAFTA nominations for Girl with a Pearl Earring.

In 2004 Eduardo Serra received the Ordem do Infante D. Henrique, a civilian award presented for services to Portuguese culture, from President Jorge Sampaio.

He collaborated with composer James Newton Howard in Unbreakable (2000), Blood Diamond (2006), & Defiance (2008), and director David Yates in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Deathly Hallows – Part 2, released 2010 and 2011 respectively. He was also the cinematographer for the film What Dreams May Come, starring Robin Williams.



  1. ^ "AIP Cinema". AIP Cinema. 1943-10-02. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 

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