Peter James (cinematographer)

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Peter James
Born (1947-03-07) 7 March 1947 (age 71)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation Cinematographer, director of photography
Years active 1973 — present

Peter James (born 7 March 1947 in Sydney) is an Australian cinematographer and director of photography.[1] James is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC),[2] an organization that offers membership to directors of photography only "by invitation, based on an individual’s body of work".[3]

James has been either cinematographer or director of photography on more than thirty films since 1973 when he worked on the Australian film Avengers of the Reef. James has won Australian Cinematographers Society's (ACS) Milli Award four times,[4] Australian Film Institute's Award for Best Achievement in Cinematography three times[5] and was nominated for the award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie at the 56th Primetime Emmy Awards for his work on the 2003 television film And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself.[6]

In 1999, James was inducted into the Australian Cinematographers Society Hall of Fame for having "made a substantial contribution to the industry and the Society, as well as having left a legacy of fine work and having been responsible for training and influencing others."[7]

Partial filmography[edit]

Year Film Credit
1989 Driving Miss Daisy Director of photography
1991 Black Robe Director of photography
1993 Alive Cinematographer
My Life Cinematographer
1994 Silent Fall Director of photography
1996 Diabolique Cinematographer
1997 Paradise Road Director of photography
1998 The Newton Boys Director of photography
1999 Double Jeopardy Director of photography
2000 Meet the Parents Director of photography
2001 Bride of the Wind Cinematographer
2003 And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself Cinematographer
2005 Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Cinematographer
The Pacifier Cinematographer
2008 27 Dresses Director of photography
2010 Yogi Bear Cinematographer


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