Oliver Stapleton

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Oliver Stapleton
Oliver David Whiteside Stapleton

(1948-04-12) 12 April 1948 (age 74)

Oliver David Whiteside Stapleton (born 12 April 1948),[1] BSC is an English cinematographer.[2]

Life and career[edit]

He graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1970 with a degree in psychology and from the National Film and Television School (NFTS) UK while working in South Africa (from 1966 to 1974) and England.

One of his first efforts was the student film Shadowplay, a film about South African immigrants trying to adjust to life in London, which he wrote, directed, and edited. He progressed to filming music videos and commercials. He worked with many famous bands in the early-to-mid 80s, including a-ha, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Eddy Grant and The Human League.



Year Title Role Notes
2022 The People We Hate at the Wedding Feature
2018 Gore Feature
2016 The Comedian Feature
2015 Hot Pursuit Feature
Unfinished Business Feature
2014 The Best of Me Feature
2012 The Guilt Trip Feature
2011 Will Feature
2010 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Feature
Unthinkable Feature
2009 The Proposal Feature
2008 How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Feature
2007 The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep Feature
2006 The Hoax Feature
2005 An Unfinished Life Feature
Casanova Feature
2003 Cheeky Feature
Ned Kelly Feature
2002 Best of Bowie Music video "Blue Jean
2001 The Shipping News Feature
Buffalo Soldiers Feature
Birthday Girl Feature
2000 Pay It Forward Feature
State and Main Feature
1999 The Cider House Rules Feature
A Midsummer Night's Dream Feature
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Journey of Radiance Video
1998 The Hi-Lo Country Feature
The Object of My Affection Feature
1997 The Designated Mourner Feature
1996 One Fine Day Feature
Kansas City Feature
The Van Feature
Jazz '34 Feature
1995 Restoration Feature
1993 Look Who's Talking Now Feature
1992 Hero Feature
1991 Let Him Have It Feature
1990 The Grifters Feature
1989 She-Devil Feature
Cookie Feature
1988 Earth Girls Are Easy Feature
1987 Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock'n’Roll Feature
Aria Feature
Sammy and Rosie Get Laid Feature
Prick Up Your Ears Feature
Running Out of Luck Feature
1986 Absolute Beginners Feature
1985 My Beautiful Laundrette Feature
Restless Natives Feature
1984 Jazzin' for Blue Jean Music video
1983 Mantrap Feature
1982 The Secret Policeman's Other Ball Feature
Year Title Episode
1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles "Peking, March 1910"
The Snapper
1991 Heading Home
1989 Danny, the Champion of the World
1983–88 The Comic Strip Presents "Mr. Jolly Lives Next Door"
"Private Enterprise"
"Consuela, or, the New Mrs. Saunders"
"Eddie Monsoon, a Life"
"Bad News Tour"
1981 The Comic Strip


  1. ^ "Oliver Stapleton".
  2. ^ Scott, A. O. (25 July 2003). "Buffalo Soldiers (2001) FILM REVIEW; A Portrait of the Army, but Few Heroes in Sight". The New York Times.

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