Simon Duggan

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Simon Duggan (born 13 May 1959) is a New Zealand-born Australian cinematographer.


Duggan started his career off in Australia at Ross Wood Film Studios.[1] His first feature film was 1998's The Interview starring Hugo Weaving. Duggan frequently worked with Alex Proyas and Len Wiseman, acting as cinematographer on their films Garage Days, I, Robot, Underworld: Evolution, Live Free or Die Hard and Knowing. Other credits include The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and Killer Elite.

Duggan was director of photography on Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby. This was Luhrmann's first experience filming with 3D.[2]

After The Great Gatsby, Duggan worked on 300: Rise of an Empire, Duncan Jones' Warcraft, and Hacksaw Ridge, which marked Mel Gibson's return to directing after 2006's Apocalypto.


Year Film Director Notes
1998 The Interview Craig Monahan Nominated- AACTA Award for Best Cinematography
2001 Risk Alan White
2002 Garage Days Alex Proyas
2004 I, Robot
2006 Underworld: Evolution Len Wiseman
2007 Live Free or Die Hard
2008 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Rob Cohen
Restraint David Denneen
2009 Knowing Alex Proyas
2011 Killer Elite Gary McKendry
2013 The Great Gatsby Baz Luhrmann AACTA Award for Best Cinematography[3]
2014 300: Rise of an Empire Noam Murro
2016 Warcraft Duncan Jones
Hacksaw Ridge Mel Gibson AACTA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Satellite Award for Best Cinematography[4]
2019 Isn't It Romantic Todd Strauss-Schulson


  1. ^ Simon Duggan ACS
  2. ^ Camerimage Interview: The Great Gatsby Cinematographer Simon Duggan
  3. ^ Bodey, Michael (January 29, 2014). "Great day for Gatsby at awards". The Australian. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  4. ^ Hawker, Philippa (December 5, 2016). "Mel Gibson's Hackshaw Ridge wins four AACTA Awards". The Australian. Retrieved June 29, 2017.

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