Hoyte van Hoytema

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Hoyte van Hoytema
Born (1971-10-04) 4 October 1971 (age 46)
Horgen, Switzerland
Nationality Dutch
Occupation Cinematographer
Years active 1997–present

Hoyte van Hoytema (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌɦɔi̯tə vɑn ˈɦɔi̯təma], born 4 October 1971) is a Dutch-Swedish[1] cinematographer who studied at the National Film School in Łódź. He has worked primarily in Sweden, but also in Germany, Norway, the United States and the United Kingdom. His recent, high-profile work includes Her, Interstellar, the James Bond film Spectre, and the World War II thriller Dunkirk.

Life and work[edit]

Hoytema was born in Horgen, Switzerland, to Dutch parents. The family moved back to The Netherlands when he was very young. He has shot several feature films, documentaries, and successful television series. His collaborations with directors Mikael Marcimain, Tomas Alfredson, and Christopher Nolan have won him critical acclaim and several national and international prizes.

In 2005 Hoytema founded the photo-sharing website Woophy with Joris van Hoytema and Marcel Geenevasen, but it went offline on December 24, 2013, for financial reasons.


Year Original title English title Production country Director Notes
2002 Den förste zigenaren i rymden The First Gypsy in Space Sweden Agneta Fagerström-Olsson TV serial
2003 Svidd neger Norway Erik Smith Meyer
2003 Tarifa Traffic: Death in the Straits of Gibraltar Germany Joakim Demmer Documentary
2004 Salto, salmiakk og kaffe Chlorox, Ammonium and Coffee Norway Mona J. Hoel
2004 Danslärarens återkomst The Return of the Dancing Master Sweden Stephan Apelgren TV serial
2005 Pistvakt Sweden Stephan Apelgren
2005 Lasermannen The Laser Man Sweden Mikael Marcimain TV serial
2006 En fråga om liv och död A Matter of Life and Death Sweden Håkan Lindhé TV serial
2007 Nach der Musik A Father's Music Germany Igor Heitzmann Documentary
2007 Upp till kamp How Soon Is Now? Sweden Mikael Marcimain TV serial
2008 Låt den rätte komma in Let the Right One In Sweden Tomas Alfredson
2009 Flickan The Girl Sweden Fredrik Edfeldt
2009 Doktor Glas Sweden Various TV theatre
2010 Ond tro Bad Faith Sweden Kristian Petri
2010 The Fighter United States David O. Russell
2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy United Kingdom and France Tomas Alfredson
2012 Call Girl Sweden Mikael Marcimain
2013 Her United States Spike Jonze
2014 Interstellar United Kingdom Christopher Nolan
2015 Spectre United Kingdom Sam Mendes
2017 Dunkirk United Kingdom Christopher Nolan
2019 Ad Astra United States James Gray


List of awards and nominations
Award Category Year Nominated work Result Ref.
American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Award Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography 2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Nominated [2]
BAFTA Award Best Cinematography 2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Nominated [3][4]
2014 Interstellar Nominated [5]
Guldbagge Awards Best Cinematography 2008 Let the Right One In Won [6][7]
2009 The Girl Won [8][7]
2012 Call Girl Won [9][10]
Kodak Nordic Vision Award Best Cinematography 2008 Let the Right One In Won [7]
Satellite Award Best Cinematography 2014 Interstellar Nominated


  1. ^ Karlsson, Mats (March 1, 2014). "Hoyte van Hoytema: "Jag är ett stort Spike Jonze-fan"". MovieZine. Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  2. ^ "The ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography". Archived from the original on 2010-11-12. 
  3. ^ BAFTA Film Awards Nominations in 2012, bafta.org, 17 January 2012.
  4. ^ Reynolds, Simon (12 February 2012). "Orange BAFTA Film Awards 2012 winners list – in full". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Bafta Film Awards 2015: Winners". BBC News. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Guldbaggenomineringar 2008". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). January 10, 2010. Retrieved February 8, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b c "Hoyte van Hoytema". Swedish Film Database. Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  8. ^ Peterson, Jens; Holmqvist, Emilia; Wejbro, Sandra (January 8, 2010). "De kan vinna baggar". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved February 8, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Nomineringarna till Guldbaggen" (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan.se. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  10. ^ Fellman, Erik (January 21, 2013). "Guldbaggen 2013 : Vinnare" (in Swedish). Filmkritikerna. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 

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